Archive for December, 2008

Creating a Faux Venetian Plaster Look

nullThe art of creating a faux Venetian plaster look is slowly regaining popularity following the surge in the number of homeowners who want to recreate the look and feel of old-world European plaster walls in their living space. You can either hire a professional or use the ‘Do-it-yourself’ kits to achieve a Venetian plaster look in your home. The second option is better if you are a little cash-strapped.

Start by applying a thin coat of the tinted Venetian plaster with a trowel. Apply a second coat after about five hours to fill any voids. Once the entire surface is covered, let it dry for an entire day. The next day, you can start sanding the surface in a circular motion to give it a polished look. You can also use a steel trowel instead of the sand paper for this process. Finish off by applying a top coat of a water-based glazing liquid for durability and protection.