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We have been putting down chicken wire with burlap soaked cement over the chicken wire for the last four weeks and getting close to putting the finish layer of cement over the burlap.I recall seeing and reading about some folks on this site using alum foil over the cement to help make impressions in the cement to give it the look of rock formation. I remember they said about spraying the foil with pam but i donot recall how long you let the cement set before you start to work with the foil over the cement. If anyone recalls this article or knows how this process goes i sure could use your help. We being my wife and myself have put some time it on this project and are getting close to the finish work and donot want to screw it up at this point. Thanks for any and all help./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/hehe.gif
 

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John we have not started to do the finish layer of cement where we will form the cement into rocks. I remember reading about using aluminum foil to form the rocks. You spray pam or some type of vegable oil on the foil so the cement does not stick to the foil . But i don,t know how soon you put the foil over cement after you apply the cement to the cement /burlap form. In other words how long do you let the last layer of cement sit before applying the foil.
 

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Todd i have never heard of a non-stick foil what is the name of this product and where can we get it and try it out. We finished all of the chicken wire covered with the burlap soaked with cement and are ready for the next step taking the cement and trying to form rocks,mts and hopefuly end up with something that looks the southwest. Moab or painted deseart a little Utah througth in who knows will it will end being.
 

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No john the way i read it was you put the cement over the burlap then you wrinkle the foil put the foil over the cement and press into the cement and you get a inprint from the foil. I think if you crumble the foil up tight you will get a bunch of little rock inprints and if you do not crumple it up tight you will get larger rock formations. I think that,s how it works. If someone else knows if i have explained it rigth or wrong please jump in and ad your comment the more help the better. John where are you located.
 

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Ray thanks for the reply and another way to use the foil now we have three different ways to try and form rocks. #1 wrinkle foil and press it into wet cement #2 apply cement to wrinkeled foil and apply that to the burlap/cement form. #3 the way that dennis did it putting cement on the burlap/cement and sculpt it in to rock formation. We will try all three and hope we will end up with rock formations and not just a bunch of cement looking crap.Thanks again for all the advice and information all we have to do is get out and do it.
 
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