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How many paints are required for venetian plaster

I would like to paint with several different colors for venetian plaster in the grey family

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Posted 2013-12-13T21:45:35+0000  by amp amp




It is not clear what effect you wish to achieve. Behr Venetian Plaster imparts variance of coloration and sheen from the one color product. This is due to its method of application with two coats applied using a flexible spackle knife, each coat applied while holding the knife at a different angle. After dry, it is first sanded with 400 or 600 grit sandpaper and then burnished by using the flat metal of the spackle knife. This imparts a variance of sheen, as the high spots get polished while the low spots remain duller.


Venetian plaster is not well suited for walls which have been textured. It simply takes too much material to cover up the texture, even though it has the consistancy of a heavy sour cream. During the sanding process, the peaks of the underlying texture tend to get exposed.


You might get even more coloration variance by alterring the first and second coat of the Venetian plaster. However, this would be outside the available Behr formulas and would take a little creative activity from your Home Depot Associate.


Another possibility would be to first give the wall a colored base coat  (gray ?) of flat enamel.  A certain amount of the base coat could deliberately be left peaking through.


This is a non-standard use of the Venetian plaster and it would be well advised to make a sample board before committing to your walls to assure you wind up with the desired look. You might want to simply try the single color venetian plaster first. It is quite interesting in its own right!  Your local Home Depot has broschures with color samples in them. There are two grays among them.


Hope this has helped.

Posted 2013-12-14T03:21:46+0000  by ordjen

Hello amp!


At least one other Community Member, SmoothTiger333, has produced unique colors with Venetian Plaster.


Click the link and then scroll down the page to see creative examples that are similar (although probably more multi-colored) to your description.

Posted 2014-01-21T21:11:16+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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