If you want to see a Venetian plaster finish done with an excellent technique, here it is. Notice the lack of obvious trowel marks, the beautiful stencil and the tiny star repeated throughout. The plaster was applied by decorative painter Judy Mulligan, working with the talented NYC designer, Marshall Watson.
The Prussian green Venetian plaster, an Italian synthetic plaster containing ground marble dust, was hand-troweled. The small stars throughout and custom, ivory paisley stencil were inspired by the work of the German architect, Karl Freidrich Schinkel. The final coat was a tinted, natural beeswax that was burnished to a marvelous sheen. Not only does this add a protective coat, but it also adds a great depth and patina to the finish.
A slightly better view of the custom stencil.
Would you consider a Venetian plaster finish for your home?