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Old 05-31-2016, 06:19 PM   #1
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I am taking on a Venetian plaster job. I never done it before, hell a few hours ago I thought I was going to use normal drywall plaster.

Any pro's out there want to give me a heads up and or tips and tricks PLEASE!

I am matching an existing area the bottom portion of the wall was damaged by water so I have a 2 foot by 9 foot area to match. Its fairly textured. There's is dry wall on the bottom half now.
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Are you using real venetian or the stuff labeled venetian plaster?

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That's kind of gutsy taking this on with no experience. How you bid it right. I messed around with some but by no means am I not even an amateur.
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you don't mean Behr venetian plaster by chance, do you?
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maybe when fauxlynn gets done flirting with her pretty young mason she'll chime in with some advice. (ohhh the jealousy rears it's ugly head!)
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Are you using real venetian or the stuff labeled venetian plaster?
Start here^^^^^^, what,EXACTLY is the product you are matching?


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you don't mean Behr venetian plaster by chance, do you?
Actually, a pretty good product, for being a facsimile.^^^^^^


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Not a mason, upper management.....

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Jason,tbh it would probably take less time to redo the whole wall than figure out the color match....unless you've got some of the original product.
Plus....nearly impossible to make a seamless touch up. No...impossible, not nearly impossible.
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Take some pictures Jason.


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I realize it's not Venetian plaster. I don't know exactly what it is.

Basically plaster done very sloppy. Kind of like those old Italian ceilings,but with no real pattern.
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Here are some pictures of the job I did..

After more investigation it appears it was vermiculite. Put on ruff then skimmed ruff with a smoothing trowel.

I got pretty much the same effect. I used plaster.

I will post pics a little bit later this app is giving me trouble, it used to work good?



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Here are the pictures.

First two pictures are existing finish.

Last two is my match bare plaster. Will prime and paint in a day or two. Also take a putty knife to it to knock off any extra bits. Then we are doing a mural on it.

What is this finish called anybody know?
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I would call it a troweled on texture. Some people might call it Tuscan Texture.

The color makes me think of the weird stuff the janitor in elementary school would use to clean up vomit.
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grrrrr! Was it shiny and smooth? Then it wasn't a classical venetian plaster. True venetian plaster applied using the traditional style originating from Venice is polished with a trowel to a hard, shiny finish. The other types of plaster techniques have different names. (I know i'm fighting a losing battle here. But what the heck, I might as well try.)

This is just a skip trowel technique used in several areas of the country. There are several products that pretty easily replicate this finish.
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