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Types of faux finishes for walls

Faux wall covering let you break the limits of ordinary wall paint, creating surfaces that glisten in light or look like old-fashioned plaster, for example. And, increasingly, these kinds of jobs are within the reach of weekend warriors, not just expert contractors.

Venetian Plaster
Similar to metallic paint, metallic plaster is thicker and is usually used with a shovel instead of rollers. Plaster gives you more design options and a variety of colors. It has a deep luster and offers a sparkling effect of having metal at the finish. Plaster is usually water-based, making cleaning easy.

The metallic plaster of the Modern Masters contains a mixture of glass and pearlescent spheres, and mica particles for rich and deep colors that shine. To get started, apply the base layer with a shovel with a wide sweeping motion. Then, apply a texture coating with a miniroller sponge, followed by a skim layer of metallic plaster. The more color contrast between coat texture and skim coat, the more dramatic the effect you have in the finished product.

Metallic Plaster

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