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artSparx has created a 3 stage step-by-step tutorial series. Series 1 begins with basic plaster application, our 2nd series illustrates antique glazing and plaster distressing methods, culminating in the final fresco simulation series 3, hand-painted elements. You can complete each tutorial as a finish and style in it's own right. Or, depending on your interests and style needs, combine the tutorials to achieve the hand-painted fresco appearance that will bring your environment to life.

Popular Venetian Plaster Color Schemes
360 Colors available plus 18 pre-tints


Ulivo Chiaro

Rosa pompeiano

Rosa Lacca

Blue Cina

Verde Smerelda

Furniture Antiquing 

Ideally suited for kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and almost any piece of furniture. Create a polished ivory look, or a Classic French striee with this glazing recipe and technique.

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23kt Edible Gold
& Silver Leaf

Add to cakes, cookies, champagne and much more!

Because everyday is a celebration; birthdays, weddings, graduation or just a happy day, the GildedPlanet brings the art of gilding to all celebrations and festivities! Delivered in
a decorative gift box, each kit includes .35 grams of Edible Gold flakes or Edible Gold dust with "Romantic Recipes," a recipe card of cocktails and dessert ideas using Edible Gold leaf.

$ 39.99
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Traditional Venetian and Stucco Plaster Effects. Smooth, polished and textured surfaces.

Ratings 2 - 4 - moderate/difficult
Whether you are restoring an old house or simply want to imitate the style of another era, is here to help.
Architectural ornamentation, ceiling medallions, columns and capitals, plus plaster tips, tutorials and professional installation resources that allows you to add distinction to even the most modest home.

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Wax for Venetian Plaster

Wax for Veneziano
Wax for Veneziano is an oil based wax for decorative interior plasters. It penetrates into the plasters pores and seals protects them from unwanted moisture. Ideal for bathroom, kitchens and other high traffic areas, it can be applied over products such as Stucco Veneziano and Marmorino. Wax for Plaster enhances shine and conceals minor surface imperfections. 

Must be shipped to a commercial address

Wax for Venetian Plaster
CODE: 890139

1 liter
$ 69.95

Technical Sheet

Product Description:
Stucco Veneziano is a "Venetian Type Plaster" most often characterized by it's smooth, level 5 polished surface. By means of verification, natural patterns and transparencies appear in the finish, creating the illusion of depth and fascinating color transition. Stucco Veneziano or Venetian Plaster is a highly durable, user friendly, and environmentally safe decorative plaster. It's water based formula combines natural earth pigments with vegetable binders in a high quality acrylic solution. Stucco Veneziano is a perfect medium for today's painter, plasterer, or stucco finisher. Stucco Veneziano is a true Italian Stucco that provides culture and decor in both classic and contemporary settings. Venetian Plastering is a historical trade that has taken the American market by surprise as it's astonishing custom effects have brought depth, culture, and life into everyday ambiences across the country.
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Wax for Venetian Plaster

Recommended for commercial and high traffic areas.

Wax for Veneziano
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Acrylic Fixative

Acrylic Fixative

Acrylic Fixative is a sealer based on low-odor acrylic resins. It is a Single co...



Quartz Paint

Quartz Paint
Fine Quartz Paint is quartz facing in an acrylic formula. It is a flat finish pa...



TeamSoft Spatula

TeamSoft Spatula
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Traditional Trowel

Traditional Trowel
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More Venetian Plaster Effect Kits


Venetian Plaster Kit
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Marmorino Kit
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MarmoFloat Kit 1
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MarmoFloat Kit 2
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Complete Basic Gilding Kits



Includes all the tools and materials
to apply imitation gold leaf, aluminum or copper leaf. Set contains one 4 oz. bottle of Gilding Size, natural hair brush, cotton and mixing sticks, wet/dry paper and book of leaf. Water-based. Each
book contains 25 leaves.
Each leaf is 5.5" x 5.5" square. Approx coverage is 5.25 sq. ft.

$ 29.95

Venetian Plaster Kit

The Venetian Plaster Kit comes complete with everything you need to get started. It is a perfect way for you to get to know the Max Meyer Venetian Plaster system on a professional level. Why wait. Prepare yourself today for this booming new trend.

Here's what's included:

4 Liter Bucket of Campiello Stucco (Series 4.622.1005.2)
5 pc. Milanese Blue Steel Hand Spatula Set
20x8 in. Soft Grip Trowel
Can Opener and Mixer
Red WIZ Concentrated Pigment
Blue WIZ Concentrated Pigment
Yellow WIZ Concentrated Pigment


Venetian Plaster Kit
CODE: Kit 1000
$ 235.00

360 Colors available plus 24 pre-tints

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Basic Antiquing Techniques
Antiquing is the process of aging a surface to produce a time-worn appearance. There are many methods of antiquing objects, furniture, mural paintings and wall surfaces. 

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Aluminum Leaf

Dutch Gold or
composition leaf

Aluminum Leaf imitates the illusion of genuine Silver, at a fraction of the cost. Each individual sheet is bigger and easier to handle then its genuine counter part.

Purchase Aluminum Leaf
Purchase Genuine Silver Leaf

The same applies for 'Dutch Gold', or 'Composition Leaf'. But due to the large brass content, this imitation gold must have a sealer applied to prevent tarnishing, unlike genuine gold leaf.

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The Paint Effects Bible:
100 Recipes for Faux Finishes

The Paint Effects Bible is a library of faux finishes: 100 of them. Each is described on a single spread with a large photograph of the finish plus step-by-step illustrations, an ingredients list, and detailed instructions for creating the effect.

A valuable source for professional and amateur decorators alike, this book comes in a handy, pocket-sized format with a concealed wire-binding that lays flat during use.

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