Mysterious Grunge Stains: Texture Pack

The Story behind the Textures

There’s an old dilapidated building that I pass by regularly around where I live. I’ve always been curious as to why it wasn’t being renovated or torn down. I mean, it’s just there. No fence. Just some misspelled signs hanging on rusty nails that say, "No trespasing" or "Kip out", which naturally I ignored (because I don’t know what "kip out" means).

One day, I had enough it; I decided that I needed to see what was inside the building.

With no regard for my safety or the cleanliness of my new sneakers, I decided to park the car and walk inside. To my astonishment, there were no broken crack pipes or homeless people inside. There was, however, a rather strong smell. I examined it further and noticed that the concrete was showing signs of water damage. Well, I’ll let your imagination come to its own conclusion – but you and I know what the source of this smell came form.ย  As I looked downโ€”fighting my gag reflex (and the urge to breathe) โ€”I did what any normal human being would do when standing on a piece of concrete lovingly decorated by benevolent drunks who obviously have an appreciation for modern art: I took pictures.

Below, you will find some grungy textures that came out of this gag fest. You’re welcome.


Click on the image you’re interested in to see and download the full-scale image.

Mysterious Grunge Stain 01

Mysterious Grunge Stain 01

Mysterious Grunge Stain 02

Mysterious Grunge Stain 02

Mysterious Grunge Stain 03

Mysterious Grunge Stain 03

Mysterious Grunge Stain 04

Mysterious Grunge Stain 04

Mysterious Grunge Stain 05

Mysterious Grunge Stain 05

Mysterious Grunge Stain 06

Mysterious Grunge Stain 06

Mysterious Grunge Stain 07

Mysterious Grunge Stain 07

Mysterious Grunge Stain 08

Mysterious Grunge Stain 08


  • Esteban

    Thanks, friend ๐Ÿ˜‰ i’m download now! thank’s, ..

    P.D: I hope more textures ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Michelle Bosch

    Thanks much! Very generous. I especially like the last one.

  • Matthew Heidenreich

    thanks for this pack, will be sure to keep it handy.

  • PeteSK

    Very usefull, thanks Mr. Gube ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Callum Chapman

    Beautiful pack! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • rod rodriguez

    very nice! this is so cool…

  • Texturezine

    great textures Isaac. Thanks

  • Matt Ratcliffe

    Great stuff thanks.

  • Lea

    nice one! + great website, didn’t know it before and bookmarked it right away ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shiva

    This is a must have collection, TY

  • Kate Mag

    Thanks for sharing

  • Jacob Gube

    Glad you discovered us Lea. We’re still pretty new though – Design Instruct is only 21 days old!

  • Nasip

    This is great… Thank You!

  • India

    wow these are amazing

  • Crystal

    I want to thank you for sharing these! I love’em. Can’t wait to try them.

  • Ive

    Thanks for sharing. Great work.

  • kris depypere

    Thanks Isaac for these cool backgrounds! As a designer for a non profit organisation finding these for free makes all the difference.

  • Jane Norton

    Thank you! Great work!

  • Anne Rogers

    Thank U! I love these!

  • Brent

    Your story about getting these is hilarious! These are very useful. Even funnier knowing how these were made!

  • Dee Golden

    Sorry you had to fight your gag reflex to get these wonderful textures. The source of your images used to be used to tan hides. LOL

  • Manuel Andrade

    Thanks Jacob! ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely bookmarked this site.