How to Install Copper Wainscoting
Install copper wainscoting on a kitchen bar for an eye-pleasing look.
Secure the hood to the wall using a screw gun.
Measure both the height and width of the face of the hood. Transfer those measurements onto a sheet of wire mesh.
Using tin snips, cut out the desired area, and staple the trimmed wire mesh to the hood (Images 1 and 2). With a hammer, flatten the excess mesh down to the sides of the hood (Image 3). Repeat the process until the entire hood is covered with wire mesh.
Protect the areas of the hood that aren't receiving the stucco treatment with cardboard and painter's tape to ensure a clean finish.
With the prep work finished, it is time to take the project outside. Pour the base coat into a large pan or tub. Add water and mix with a trowel until you reach a consistency that closely resembles peanut butter.
Use the trowel to graciously spread the base coat over the wire mesh until the hood is completely covered.
With a scratch rake, make grooves in the base coat. These channels will allow the finish coat to lock itself into the base coat, ensuring a more solidified finish. Wait at least two hours until it dries completely.
As you did with the base coat, pour the finish coat into a large tray, add water and churn with a trowel until you reach a peanut butter-like consistency.
In order to reach a more desirable color, purchase a liquid coloring agent specifically designed for concrete and stucco. Add it to the mix intermittently until you reach a preferred shade.
Spread the finish coat with a trowel. The finished texture is contingent to personal preference. For a flatter surface, spread the coat on evenly.
Wait until the finish coat is dry, then wipe away the excess with a dry sponge. It should crumble off quite easily. Remove the tape and cardboard.