Learn how to Apply Washed Plaster by Faux Like a Pro
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Washed Plaster is a water base eco-friendly plaster that produces an elegant smooth plaster finish. When wash with fizzy pigments it settles beauty will add natural purity in work with the any living environment. It’s easy to use product is perfect for creating settle wash and fresco finishes. Each gallon goes along way, covering approximately 200 square feet. So if you are looking for a design of wall finish that soothed to soul try a washed plaster today. Here’s what you will need to begin, washed plaster, dead-flat varnish, fizzy pigments, steel blade spatula, cellulose sponges, a sanding block, a roller, a plastic float and the rolling tray and you are now ready to get started. Step one, roll out two coat of washed plaster using our special roller, slowly roll the plaster to achieve the smooth and even basecoat and let dry for one hour. Step two; place the washed plaster on our plaster float it serves as a hot making the application process a lot easy. Using a spatula thinly apply a layer of washed plaster in a cross hatch patter covering the entire surface and let dry for one hour. Repeat the step for additional texture. Step three; deep a cellulose sponge into warm water and squeeze out the excess water, now deep your damp cellulose sponge into the fizzy pigment mixture squeezing out all excess water. Using small circular motions, gently rub any of our fizzy pigments over the surface with your cellulose sponge. As you spread the pigment you will be exposing all of the texture left behind by your spatula and let dry for eight hours. Step four; seal the fizzy pigment with dead-flat varnish for added protection this can be applied with the cellulose sponge or the roller one coat is sufficient for protection. Here are some helpful tips to Pro’s use. Hold your spatula at a low angle applying thin layer of plaster wall overlapping each stroke. This will give you more control to create great texture. Not that any raise ridges left behind the spatula while plaster is still wet, you want to create smooth cross hatch patterns this will prevent any future sanding. Apply a small amount of plaster to your spatula it will go a long, long way. Now let’s recap, roll out two smooth even coat of washed plaster. Apply two layers of washed plaster in a cross hatch pattern; wash over the washed plaster with fizzy pigment. Seal the fizzy pigment with our dead-flat varnish. Now that you would learn the basics of washed plaster please feel free to view the video title to taking you to step further where you are going to learn different ways to apply this versatile product and you are now ready to flow like a Pro.