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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 01-31-2014 12:22 AM 784 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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01-31-2014 12:22 AM

I was talking with a friend today and she told me that the finish on a few of the items in her store are her own concoction. I asked her what it is.

1/3 water, 1/3 latex paint with whatever color you like, and 1/3 plaster of Paris.
She said that if you let it set up 3-4 days it will be hard enough to brush with some sand paper and give it that look.
I plan to try it out. I’ll post about it.

Have any of you used this?

Maybe you have a better idea?

Before

After, (upside down)

You can’t really see it, but the paint is rough to the touch. After it dries which should take about 3-4 days for the plaster of paris, I’ll wipe it with some 80G.

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 12:26 AM

I’d have thought that milk paint would work better and be more durable. Hard to say without actually seeing what sort of look you’re talking about.

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 12:32 AM

I’ll post some pictures maybe tomorrow.

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 03:45 PM

Doesn’t anyone do this kind of finish?

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 05:34 PM

posted some pictures of it.

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