For more than a year now, I have been transforming my trash to treasure projects and furniture pieces with a beautiful faux plaster paint finish technique. I recently found this hideous gold tiger mirror in the attic that has been stashed there for at least a decade. 1)  You can use this paint finish on pretty much anything including accessories, furniture, wood, metal, glass, ect…  The first thing to do is to figure out what color you want as an under color to show through.
For the paint itself, I like to use a very light taupe color; Wool Skein from Sherwin Williams for my basic plaster color (I just buy the sample size). It also looks good to sporadically brush on thick areas of the plaster and alternate with thin areas of the mix as well. Also, the plaster mix consistency is really like paint, maybe a little thicker but when it dries, it really gets thick and chalky! 5) Once the plaster mix is dry, you will need a really strong small wire brush, medium grade steel wool and very coarse sand paper.
I sporadically sand areas down to my under color and in some areas I will sand down beyond my under color and into to the wood. 6) You will just have to play with the sanding and steel wool to get the combination and the look that you like.
For adding glaze to the top of your plaster, you can find antiquing glaze in brown, black or gray at the craft store.
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October 1, 2012 5 Comments This post could also be called Even Cheap, Crappy Quality Spray Paint Can Be Beautiful.
I didn’t prime the plywood, but I used a high quality silver spray paint (Krylon Metallic Silver spray paint) and I sprayed on a nice, even layer. Even though it was nice and even coverage, you could still see the wood grain because I hadn’t sanded it first.
Normally I would say “friends dont let friends buy cheap spraypaint” but this is so cool!


Make a Monogrammed ornament the old fashioned way – without an electronic cutting machine. The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. Tools such as a trowel are sometimes required for achieving the desired visual effect of textured paint. If you’re looking to update the walls in your home, textured paint is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to add a fresh new look. Another variety comes in a bucket and is very thick and smooth which requires special application tools like trowels or putty knives. The most popular trends in paint colors when creating a textured finish includes metallic finishes in gold, silver and copper.
A visit to a paint store can become overwhelming, as there are many different styles to choose from.
Before you apply any textured paint, make sure the walls you are working with are clean and free from major holes or damage. For my lamp revamp, the lamp was already black, which was the perfect under color and I did not prime it. With anything else, if you feel that your item needs to be primed, you can add a little primer to your plaster mix. You can use anything you like but if you want that cement-y plaster color, I have found Wool Skein mixed with the white of the lightweight spackle gives the perfect plaster color when dried. Don’t worry about brushing it on to look blended because you will blend it all in when you sand . The plaster is very thick and hard and the coarse sand paper will quickly get you down to your under color and the wire brush will chip away in the hard to reach areas. With coarse sand paper it does not take long to go around and sand areas or use the wire brush. This post could not of come at a better time as I just found a pair of lamps at an estate sale that I wanted to give the Aidan Gray look!!


I suspect a contract with the cheap spray paint company may be in order since you will be directly responsible for their skyrocketing sales.
If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. You can choose between flat-finish latex and formulas with alkyd, or a durable synthetic resin. Plan on making a few visits as you are making the final decision on your desired look since removing the texture isn't as simple as painting over a flat paint that you didn't end up liking.
While this wall application can hide some blemishes, large holes or damage can't be disguised.
The people who had lived there before had hung hundreds of pictures and had left holes all over the house.
My goal with the sand paper is to blend the plaster at the areas where I stopped and started my brushing on of the plaster, to make it look more natural.
A good way to find out your particular taste in finishes would be to tour model homes or look through magazines. My friend used several different fun texture painting techniques to cover all the holes. In the bathrooms, she used the rag paint technique.
For the kitchen, she bought a kit that you added provided grit to so it would be rough and cover imperfections. The results were great and you cannot even tell that there are a ton of holes in the walls. I really recommend these rollers to anyone who wants the easiest way to try out a textured look.



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