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DIY Monogram Idea - Concrete Finished Letter

Create one single initial or make several painted concrete letters to build a monogram, a name or an inspirational word using FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete.

At a Glance:

#6373 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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FolkArt ® Painted Finish Kit - Concrete

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Painted Finishes - Brush Set, 3 pc.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $4.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Brush basin or container for water, Foam plates, Paper towels


  1. Wipe papier mache surface to remove dust.
  2. Pour a small amount of both Light and Dark Concrete onto a foam plate.
  3. Load a Shortie Brush with Light Concrete. Using a dabbing motion to create texture, apply a medium-to-thick application of Light Concrete to the papier mache letter.
  4. Create interest and depth of color to the painted concrete by applying Dark Concrete randomly in shadow areas using the same dabbing motion while Light Concrete is still wet. Allow to dry.


  • Be sure to apply the textural concrete paint not only to the face of each papier mache letter but to the sides as well.
  • For a different look, paint the papier mache letter first with a color of choice and then apply FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete in small areas to resemble cement patches.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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