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Chooch flexible concrete cribbing

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Chooch flexible concrete cribbing
Posted by hbgatsf on Saturday, February 4, 2023 9:44 PM

Has anyone used this product for a retaining wall?  I haven't physically seen it and from pictures I can't tell if it needs to be painted.  

Any info would be appreciated.  

Rick

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Posted by jjdamnit on Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:18 PM

Hello All,

The Chooch material is probably not strong enough to use as a stand-alone wall.

For the actual structure I would suggest using Masonite or Luan plywood and apply the chooch material as a facade.

If you are using foam as the structure make sure you use a foam-safe adhesive.

As far as painting goes, Chooch recommended if you want to lighten the factory-applied finish use Isopropyl Alcohol.

Walthers (who now owns the Chooch line) says water base acrylic paints work best as washes or painting.

For the concrete cribbing, I would lighten the concrete and darken the spaces in between- -with browns and greens- -to replicate dirt and moss between the ties.

And, don't forget...

Chooch walls

Hope this helps.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:26 PM

Chooch is no longer a separate entity.  They have closed, but Walthers is now carrying their products.  I thank Walthers for that.

Your product description is short, but it says the product comes painted with a "base wash," and can be further painted with acrylics if desired. Although it can be used without painting.

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Posted by hbgatsf on Sunday, February 5, 2023 7:56 PM

Thank you. 

Rick

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