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How to Create a Venetian Plaster and Silver Wax Technique

A cove ceiling gets a makeover using Venetian plaster and silver wax to make it stand out.

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create venetian plaster and silver wax technique
  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Prep the Ceiling and Apply the Base Coat

Apply masking tape around the area of the ceiling to be painted.

Next, apply a base coat of latex eggshell paint in a similar color to the plaster.

Step 2: Apply the Plaster

Tint the plaster by mixing in latex paint.

Next, use a large putty knife to apply the plaster.

use large putty knife to apply plaster

Step 3: Apply the Beeswax Mixture

Mix the metallic powder with beeswax, then use a putty knife to apply a thin layer to the ceiling area.

create venetian plaster and silver wax technique

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