Step 1: Prepare the surface Venetian Plaster can be applied over a variety of substrates including wood and concrete, but the most common application is over drywall.
Step 2: Apply a skim coat In this step, the goal is to completely cover the surface with a thin layer of plaster. Don’t worry too much about the texture or or technique—that will come with the next layer(s).
Step 3: Apply a texture coat I used a slightly darker color this time (tinted SW Shoji White) to create depth and dimension.
Step 4: (Optional) Add a third coat and/or burnish the surface You’ll likely need one final sanding to remove any rough texture/edges. Then, if you are happy with your results, no need to add more!
Step 5: Apply a sealer Sealing is an important step to protect the finish. I applied two coats of Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish, which applies like paint and dries with a slight sheen.