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State Road Builders Supply Co.

Do It Yourself

Realstone Systems

Add the beauty, elegance and durability of real stone with the ease of installation of thin stone veneers. Made of reclaimed and recycled natural stone, Realstone is a great feature for interior or exterior applications.

Things to consider:
  • Can be installed over drywall, painted brick or plaster with lath or wire mesh.
  • To insure proper fit and color distribution, do a dry layout of the application in front of surface to be installed.
  • Keeping stone work free from mortar droppings prevents time consuming clean up later (Wet mortar can be removed with a damp cloth).
  • Install corner pieces first, start from the bottom and work up.

How To*:
(Interior Application)
  • Make sure your surface is clean and free of any loose particles.
  • If necessary install metal lath or cement board over any unsuitable surface.
  • Apply a 1/2” thick scratch coat with a notched trowel to the area.
  • Slightly rake horizontal grooves into the scratch coat and allow drying time of at least 24 hours.
  • Cover the back of each panel with a 1/2” thick, even layer of mortar with a bonding agent.
  • Press your stone to the wall, tap with rubber mallet gently to ensure a bond.
  • After 36 hours clean the stone and seal if desired.

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* These are general guidelines for most applications for interior panel veneers and intended to indicate the scope of such a project. Your own application may require additional explanation which State Road Builders is happy to provide. This is not intended to be your final installation instructions.