Linda from South Africa commented on a recent Versiplast plaster post –
I’m all the way from South Africa and am in the process of making sample boards for a client on a plaster that I think is similar to Versiplast. Would you mind sharing the 3 layer process. I enjoy your blog thanks for sharing.
Hi Linda from South Africa! I like to use the Versiplast this way – First layer I trowel on the plaster, 100% coverage. When dry I lightly sand any crusty,crunchy areas to knock it down (prevents chatter on next layer). The second troweled layer is pretty much a 100% coverage, except here and there I leave little open areas/pits etc.
When the 2nd layer dries I light sand with a sand block – it gives the final finish a nice soft feel.
Then I chip brush on the glazes (this one I’m using 3 colors) randomly, working in about 3ft sections, kindof like this below-
and then with stipple and chip brushes I work the colors into the plaster-
then wipe it back with dry rags, in areas that I want less-
This was onsite, glazing the big wall –
Use a good glaze – I love Faux Effects Aquacreme, keep a wet edge and don’t overlap your sections when you’re coloring –
My glazing helper – applying the color ahead of me so I can keep moving… this big wall took us 6 hours to glaze-
Hope this helps!