Getting Concrete Texture on Foam Board

In this short tutorial I will show you how to get a textured look on Foam Board with a common construction product and drybrushing.

Tools and products needed:

1. Foam Board
2. Stiff bristled brush - this will be used to apply the joint compound and to drybrush.
3. Joint compound or lightweight patch filler (from Home Depot)
4. Black, Medium Gray, Dolphin Gray and Teddy Bear Tan - I use cheap acrylics from Walmart

This picture is just a sample piece of Foam Board I cut for this demo. Even though it is the size of most of my walls in my FOB - LIMA terrain piece...

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This is the Joint Compound I use. I had it on hand because I was remodeling the basement; it is available at any hardware store.

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In the following photograph you see the brush that I use throughout the whole process.

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In this next step I take a "glob" of the compound and spread it on the piece of Foam Board.

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Once it is spread out I take the brush and start dabbing it up and down with the paint brush.

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What you will end up with is in the following photograph... a nicely textured wall.

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Next paint it black; once again I use the cheap Walmart Acrylics.

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Now comes the easy part. I drybrushed the piece using 2 shades of gray, followed by tan.

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Here you see a section of one of the walls I built using this technique.

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You will be able to get some very nice buildings, walls, or ruins using this technique. Hope you found it helpful. If you have any questions drop me a line.

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chaostau (Over a year ago): - delete
how much is foam board ?
bananaman (Over a year ago): - delete
woo! bananake lol
tonythetaudude (Over a year ago): - delete
holy banana cake thats awesome
GuardOnBikes (Over a year ago): - delete
sweet man just like the real thing
dacostasr (Over a year ago): - delete
Glad I could help! This is one of my favorite techniques.
HIM2261 (Over a year ago): - delete
i used the technique and it works awesomely!! Thanks again.
spacemarinegod125 (Over a year ago): - delete
thats tight ok anyone here play vampire counts that can give me some tips plzzzz i'm bought the battalion from this awesome site wooo hooo mini war gaming
Freja (Over a year ago): - delete
nice dude!
HIM2261 (Over a year ago): - delete
Cool I always just used my finger to spread the joint compound out, and never got the desired effect. Now I have the technique I can use it for the command post that i'm building for the group build this month. Thanks for the tutorial.
OrkBoyReuben (Over a year ago): - delete
Cool Beans man!
Ragnas (Over a year ago): - delete
AWESOME and sounds affordable thanks for the tutorial!!
TheDarkEldarGuy (Over a year ago): - delete
Awesome! Terrain makes me all warm and fuzzy.
LordofSteel (Over a year ago): - delete
Im liking it bro.
darkmessiah (Over a year ago): - delete
looks really good i like
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How to texture Foam Board to get a concrete look.

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