Over the past few years, we have been working on our porch. In this post, you will learn how to install simulated stone.
We used Hermitage simulated stone manufactured by Horizon Stone. We love this simulated stone because it looks like real stone because of its variation; there are so many different shapes. We purchased this from Jenkins Brick in Pellham, Alabama. We also used Argos Custom Blended Masonry Cement; the color is Savannah Ivory.
How we Installed this Simulated Stone
We carefully selected the simulated stones wanted to stick to the front wall of the patio porch.
We mixed up the mortar to stick the stones to the wall.
We "buttered" each stone with a trowel and added these lines with the trowel for texture (to adhere better) . . .
and stuck each stone to the wall.
Here is a picture after we stuck several stones.
We used corner pieces on each corner.
Below are the corner pieces installed.
Once this dried (the next weekend), we mixed up mortar and piped between each stone.
We used Argos U.S. Cement. The color we used was Savannah Ivory.
We piped in the mortar.
Here is a picture after the mortar has dried.
After the mortar started drying (firmed up), we wiped each crack for a smooth finish. It worked best to do this with our fingers (silicone gloves helped, but sometimes we used our bare fingers).
Here is a picture after the stonework, but before we added the brick edging (roll lock).
Now it is time to add the brick roll lock on top of the stone wall. Below is a picture after we installed the brick roll lock.
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For related projects see below:
Before we installed simulated stone on the front wall of our patio porch, we needed to shore up the concrete slab that serves as our porch floor. Click HERE to see how we shored up our porch floor.
We installed simulated stone on the exterior of our house. Click HERE to learn about this project.
Click HERE to learn how we built our porch fireplace, which also includes simulated stone.
Click HERE to learn how we built our porch columns.
Click HERE to learn how we installed our barn wood ceiling on our porch.
Click HERE to learn how we installed our brick roll lock on our porch.
Click HERE to learn how we installed the tile floor on our porch.
Click HERE to learn how we completely transformed our Porch.
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