Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by B22 Follow up to first comment
So this is Brian from the first comment. I want to give a fair follow up review of the touch up, but need to explain a little about the panels first. I have a bend in my wall. I cut several "v" channels out of the inside (back) of one panel to try and get it to bend around. It did not. I wasn't surprised, it is very rigid. I do not blame the product for this.
I tried anyway because it is hard to line up angled joints because the front surface is randomly thicker or narrower depending on the rock face. hard to explain, just trust me, any man made angled joint is going to require some spackling and touch up to finish it right.
long story short, I broke the panel trying to bend it. Which means I had to saw cut it, match it as best I could, and hope for the best. A lot of spackle later, I had to try this paint. Which brings me here.
This is literally touch up paint. If you make no mistakes and are just dabbing screw holes, it's probably fine. Anything more than that, and you will need bigger bottles. I knew what I was getting into so I went to Home Depot and got those $3 sample bottles of house paint, and matched it to the 4 color bottles they sent me. Armed with that I began. Again, I do not hold anything against the manufacturer at this point. All of this difficulty and effort so far is on me. Fair is fair.
As instructed above, I started with the base coat. It is not a very good match; nor are any of the other colors for that matter. I let it dry, then used a rag to apply the accent colors. It took more than 10 but less than 20 applications to get it looking "good." From six feet away you can't tell. If you get up on it, it is pretty obvious. Blended the colors do match much better, but it isn't easy to get it right. Requires a lot of patience.
Bottom line, unless you are extremely patient, semi-artsy, and committed to the project, only use these panels (and touch up bottles) for flat surfaces and covering screws. :) In the end I was satisfied, but it was not easy to get there. When I get home I will attach some photos.
March 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Brian No instructions
I've seen this commented previously, and a response saying that instructions would be included in future shipments. Well, that's not happening yet.
I got four small bottles packed in with some of the panels I bought. I understand the concept of touch up paint, but the colors on the panel are not a solid "gray" or "brown."
I am guessing that I put on the base, let it dry, then add the other three colors in order, letting them dry for a period of time before wiping them off. Is that about right? Any hints on what order and how long to wait before wiping it off?
Thank you in advance.
July 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by stumped2015 No instructions
I may be able to recommend this product once I have been able to use it, but as of now, more than two months since I ordered it, I haven't been able to use this product because despite the description saying it came with instructions, it did not. I have no idea how the 5 bottles of paint are supposed to be applied. I emailed the company several times, but received no response. Home Depot was no help either.
January 20, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by pete Missed it by that much...
bought as touch up for the Redstone faux brick panels. It comes actually in 3 bottles, each a different color. One is reddish, the other grayish and the third tannish. With no instructions to the contrary I can only assume that the red is for the brick, the gray for the mortar and the tan, well I don't know what that is for. At any rate, the red is more orange than the Redstone brick color and the gray is much lighter than the mortar color, so neither does a good job of blending or hiding anything. It may be possible to mix the colors in some way to achieve a more accurate result, but I am not an artist.
They also do not come with a brush...you know, similar to what fingernail polish or something. The bottles are small enough to warrant that.
As an aside, if you are considering the panels, especially the more expensive ones like Chicago, you can achieve the same "charred" effect by dry brushing some black paint onto the cheaper Redstone and then use that same treatment to cover anything you would otherwise need this non matching touch up paint for.
I purchased products from this mfg. 3 times during the course of my project and each time they arrived much more quickly than estimated. I posted a question to their website and got a quick response.
November 4, 2014