Venetian Plaster techniques - Create the look of Pompeii
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Faux Finishes & Restoration Techniques for Historic Homes

Venetian Plaster and Thick Faux Plaster Finishes    

Urban Revivals presents project photos for Venetian plaster and thickly applied faux plaster finishes. The venetian plaster techniques is ideal of Victorian Pompeian decor schemes, consisting of terracotta (primarily below chairrail height) with white or grey plaster above, aged to give the sense of exposure to the elements.

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Venetian plaster wall
Completed Venetian Plaster Wall Requires Correct Sheen
The real challenge on these finishes it to determine how best to smooth out the finish so it looks like a true aged wall. This can be accomplished by multiple color washes, or by successfully thinner and lighter (or darker) glaze coats. Even rag rolling can be used at the end to slightly beldn the final top coats. The work should then be sealed in a matte or satin top coat, multiple times, to ensure even reflectivity.