Castle-Themed Waterslide Gets the Job Done

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Project by BBStudios/Sprayed Concrete Creations is designed to disguise platform at a waterpark.

The windows, doors and draw bridge stairs are all hand carved plaster using the same mix and same as the small details of metal hinges and door lock.

At Splash Kingdom Water Park in Shreveport, La., we wrapped a platform, staging area and ramps to look like the park’s castle logo. This was done by welding a rebar armature onto the existing steel frame of the platforms, then attaching fiberglass lath on the entire armature and spraying grout mix onto it for a hard coating.

After the hard coat was applied and all rebar and mesh covered, we proceeded to spray 2-3 inches of carving-coat mortar (2-1 sand to Portland mix). We covered about 120 sq. ft. at a time and then hand carved the details in of an old castle-type stone work.

The windows, doors and drawbridge stairs are all hand-carved plaster using the same mix, and the same as the small details of metal hinges and door lock. The hand rails and steel posts at the top of the castle were themed as old wood railings using two-part epoxy clay to achieve the textures.

Then all was stained with Smith concrete stains to get the colors desired. There were eight 12’x12’x2’ planters themed to match the stone work on the Castle also.

Learn more about the project and see more pictures in the Idea Box.

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Thom Hunt of BBStudios has over 30 years as a professional artist Thom has perfected his talents as a sculptor, painter and designer. Thom Hunt has put together an amazing variety…Read more

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