Old World Plaster is one of my favorite plaster finishes.
It is done in three different steps. First the plaster is troweled
onto the walls. There are several types of plaster.
Some are smooth and some have a sandy texture. I like to use the
smooth finish plaster. The second step is spot sanding. Then
the walls are base coated with latex paint. Any color can be used
according to your taste. I often use a lighter tone. The
last step is the glazing. It is always a darker color. I use
a sponge and wash it into the texture of the plaster. Then I wipe
the wall off, so that only a little bit of the glaze settles in the
recessed areas. The glaze brings an antique look to the wall.
It gives the wall dimension and character, by highlighting the plaster
Check out my video on how I do the Old World Plaster
Venetian Plaster is a tintable light weight plaster.
It can be done in any color from any color chart. The process we use, is to trowel the plaster onto the wall in several
layered coats. When the plaster is completely dry, it is burnished with a soft sanding sponge. This highlights and draws out the
different shades of color. It also gives the walls a glossy sheen.