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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.

Venetian Plaster Kit
CODE: Kit 1000
$ 235.00

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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.

Tuscan Style

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Tuscan style evolved through layers of history, taking cues from the earliest Etruscan metal craft and pottery, and of course, from the sumptuous world of the Italian Renaissance. In Tuscany one finds frescoes, cracked and worn by time, still vibrant with original pigment, depicting ancient deities and the decadence of the late Roman empire.

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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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Stucco Veneziano Technical Data
360 Colors available plus 24 pre-tints




DATA SHEET CODE  BV000531  REV 02 of  04.29.03 Page 1 of 1

Description Highly decorative, glossy, Venetian Stucco for classic and contemporary settings
Main Features Organic /excellent anchorage /highly burnishable /excellent encaustic depth /low odor
Baldini Technicolor More than 1000 colors for Velatura Universal Silossanica using the Baldini Tecnicolor Oxide Tintometric System
Classification E. 2/4.C.O.A.2.FA
Water soluble, single-component, physically drying, opaque, organic/acrylic Stucco for base coats and finishes.
Application cycle


Remove all traces of dust and loose particles, or old layers of flaking paint. Apply one coat of transparent Solvent-based Fixative to very absorbent surfaces or those previously treated with distemper. Apply one coat of Solden Plus to timber surfaces. Apply at least two thin coats of Stucco Veneziano, 3-4 hours apart or if possible 24 hours apart, using a stainless steel plastering trowel or spatula. After the final smoothing wait 8 hours (preferably at least 24 hours), then sand down the surface using fine 600grit sandpaper and dust carefully. To obtain the required decorative effect, apply a further coat using a flexible metal float, stainless steel plastering trowel, superimposing the floated coats. To provide maximum sheen apply one coat of Wax Stucco Veneziano. For further application instructions, refer to Atova Internationals technical support centers advanced application instructions or call 1-866-452-9982.
Practical advice


Do not apply to surfaces exposed to direct sun or strong winds. When working on a very absorbent interior surface, first apply one coat of water-based Fixative. For complete uniformity in color, first mix using a paddle, then shake in a mixer for at least 10 minutes. Ambient and surface conditions:
ambient temperature min. 5C / max 35C;
ambient relative humidity: < 80%;
surface temperature : min 5C / max 35C;
surface humidity : < 10 % of r. h.
Safety precautions


Keep the drum tightly closed, upside down and away from the cold.
This product is highly alkaline. Protect your eyes when using it. In case of accidental contact, wash your eyes with abundant water and consult your doctor.
Requires labeling (Leg. Decree N52 dated 03-02-1997 and subsequent amendments).
Empty containers or those that contain traces of the product must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.





Main data at 20C and 60% relative humidity





5 14 Liter

Density g/ml   BVL 007 (UNI 8910)


1,550 1,650

Brookfield Viscosity


BVL 021 (ASTM D 2196)



Spreading rate for 1mm of thickness or 3 coats/final


BVL 052 (ISO 7254)


2.3 - 3.5 m/L
25 - 38 ft/L
100 - 152  ft/4L
125 - 190 ft/5L
350 - 532 ft/14L
500 - 760  ft/20L

Flash point C


BVL 046 (UNI 8909)


Not Flammable

Recommended dry film thickness
microns per coat


BVL 066
(ASTM D 1186)


40 - 80

Solid content weight %


BVL 027 (UNI 8906)



Shelf life 


BVL 064 (UNI 10154)


At least 36 months 

Hard dry hrs


BVL 066



Dry to recoat hrs


BVL 048


2-3 (preferably 24hours)










According to shade card






Tool cleaner









Stainless Steel: Trowel / Float / Spatula / Blades

The above information is based on our best technical and practical knowledge. However, since the actual conditions in which the product is used are beyond our direct control, we provide no guarantee as to the effectiveness of the recommendation and suggestions contained herein. If in doubt, it is advisable to conduct preliminary tests and /or call our technical service.



Stucco Veneziano is decorative paste stucco for interior applications that delivers a highly decorative, encaustic, glossy finish. Baldini Vernici has created a natural, easy to use, Venetian Plaster for the new millennium using only the finest raw materials.
Stucco Veneziano
CODE: 420080.2
5 liter - $68.95
Stucco Veneziano
CODE: 420090.3
14 liter - $183.95

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Custom Mix color options

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Rosa Lacca
Available Color Charts
Universal Color Choices
360 Colors available plus
24 pre-tints
Advanced Color Matching:

Please Note: computer color appearances vary from monitor to monitor. The following colors are representations of actual colors available - they are not exact color samples. Complete color chart are available and can be shipped directly to your location. To request a color chart click here..

Ulivo Chiaro

Blue Cina

Rosa pompeiano

Verde Smerelda

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Recommended for commercial and high traffic areas.

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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.

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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:
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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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