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Reader Question: What Can I Do With A Concrete Wall?

Find out how you can spruce up an unfinished surface in your home

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Q: We recently moved into an apartment with unfinished walls—marks of cement blocks dot it, making it unsightly. How do we fix it up without spending too much? What color palette do you suggest for our walls and ceilings? —Rai Ricafrente

A: Why not turn your wall into a focal point? You can paint it a bright color, like apple green, fuchsia, or purple, and all other walls a dark neutral, like mocha, brown, or gray. That way, it will seem like you left it unfinished on purpose.

Your ceiling can be the same shade as your neutral walls, or lighter. Finish the look with simple wall decor, like a graphic print or black-and-white photos.

Click here for the 6 steps for repainting a concrete surface.

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Read the original article ("Ask It") in the August 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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