Marmorino Venetian Plaster is a unique choice of wall decor because unlike traditional paint, this substance has the ability to bring a historic look to a brand new home. Because it’s made from natural ingredients, Marmorino venetian plaster captures and presents a textured look into an environment instead of the artificial smooth quality that we find in most paint jobs and even in some other types of plaster applications.
Prepare Your Walls
To begin, you want to make sure that the walls you’re working with are as smooth as they can be. Because it’s applied in such thin coats, Marmorino Venetian Plaster will reveal any underlying textures - textures that may take away from the natural feel of this plaster itself. Worse, it may crack. For this reason, finished drywall is an excellent surface to work with.
Collect Your Colors and Your Tools
You’ll also want to select a few different shades of complimentary colors. Ask your local paint store for help in creating a pleasing or aesthetic choice. The tools that you’ll use to apply the Marmorino Venetian Plaster are
(1) a plaster hawk and
(2) a trowel
Where to Start
Begin from the bottom (the floor) and work your way up while spreading a 1/8 inch coat of plaster onto the wall. Do not apply any more than 1/8 of an inch of this plaster because if you do so, it may crack. In addition - avoid overcoating an area. Re-applying one coat of this plaster onto a wet area will alter its color and texture - even when it’s dry!
After about thirty or forty minutes, return to the area that you covered with Marmorino venetian plaster and smooth away any markings that you might have made with your trowel.
From One Coat to the Next
Your next coat creates the texture that Marmorino Venetian Plaster is famous for. At this stage, you’ll scoop up a little of each individual color (that you chose earlier) onto the same trowel and place them onto the wall.
Don’t spread it like you spread your initial coat of plaster - you just want to get the colors onto the wall at this point. Just dab it on in various places.
Next, scoop up some Marmorino Venetian Plaster and spread it over your colors in a crisscross pattern. This is a delicate procedure because your goal here is to gently blend the colors beneath the plaster. You definitely don’t want to mix them together - each color should stand on it’s own, yet begin to touch the other colors that you applied. This coat, like the first, should also be 1/8 of an inch thick.
In addition, you’ll want to return to the area that you covered with Marmorino Venetian Plaster and smooth away any markings that you might have made with your trowel - just like you did with the first coat.
Add A Finishing Touch (Or Two)
If you prefer, you can add another coat of Marmorino Venetian Plaster for an even richer look, or you can polish the wall for a little shine by burnishing it. If the area that you’re working on is in the midst of a high-traffic area, apply a thin coat of sealer so that it becomes fairly resistant to damage.