How to make a stacked stone facade to cover a wall

Introduction:
Stacked stones are expensive because its give us the best decorations and beautiful shapes, and I love the look of it, and I think they will make for an impressive feature wall or at an entrance. Multipurpose stacked stones are used indoors and outdoor projects.
 
Tips: Before taking on a large project, I would recommend trying out some samples first to get a feel for the process of making faux stones,This is for learning and avoiding large cost losses
 
In this project, we will cover the steps needed to make your stacked stones.

Step 1 : Materials and Tools

Materials

Cement 

Tools

Stacked Stone Concrete mold https://amzn.to/2JULu9F

Gloves https://amzn.to/2SwoPo1

Dust Mask https://amzn.to/2XSN6dY

Drill https://amzn.to/2XWUvZF

Cement mixer Mixer -Mixing tool https://amzn.to/2JVAc5g

Water 5 quarts-Per bag or a 4 to 1 mi


Step 2 : Material processing and Getting Started

Empty a bag of cement mix into a bucket, then add water. To slow down the working time of the fast setting cement, add a pack set control to the water before pouring it into the cement mix.

Note: When working with Rapid Set, it’s essential to mix good, so I would recommend mixing in a 5-gallon bucket. With other cement, you can use a mixing tub.

Step 3 : Mixing the Cement

After pouring the water into the mix, use a mixing tool when working with the Cement. For other cement mixes, a shovel is fine. Mix the cement thoroughly, scrape the walls of the bucket and the bottom. You can use a cordless drill for this, just set the speed to one for a slower RPM.
 
In this way, and then using the drill mixing well until you get a cement mix with the strength of the average, where there is a mixture of liquid or semi-solid makes it a little bit hard work.
 
If cement mix is ​​too watery, it will not set right, so will fall apart quicker.
You can use to get a certain white glue, called WeldBond. Used about 2 to 4 Tablespoons per 5 gal. bucket of cement mix. That made the cement fairly resistant to water, and stronger bond between its particles.
 

Step 4 : Pouring Cement Into the Molds

Now, it’s time to pour the mix into the cement molds.
Pour the cement mixture into the molds. You can pour directly from the bucket or use the Cement trowel to do this.
 Next, level the cement to the lip of the mold to leave a flat surface. 
Make sure you are working on a flat surface.
You can also mix concentrated paints with cement to get your favorite colors.Here I used the black color with white to get the gray color.
Note: Vibrate the mold to release trapped bubbles. You can do this by lightly lifting and dropping it on the work surface; this will also self-level it.
You can also start off with White Portland Cement and make your own cement mix with white sand and crushed lime or gravel. Then add colorants to suit desired end result. This will take some practice unless you consult with someone familiar with the materials being used. 

Step 5 : Popping the Cement Mold

After pouring and leveling the cement mix with molds, leave it to dry.
After about 35 minutes, when you heard the concrete separating from the molds, so if you hear some crackling noise, it’s nothing to worry about. 
 Remove the mold around the 40-minute mark, Also you must continued to spray it down with water in a bottle, whereas concrete spraying of water is gaining strength and hardness.
 

Step 6 : Done

I think working with these Stacked Stone molds could open up a world opportunity and for a career and a permanent job.
 Experiment with different colors and different cement to find out which one makes sense for you.
And train to do that project at little cost so you have knowledge of local markets of raw materials and marketing.
 

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Tips

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    You can add colorants like powder dyes to the face of the mold's individual stones also to have different colored "stone" facades. 

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