Posts Tagged ‘steps’

Venetian Plaster – Whoever Thought This Was A Good Idea?!

February 18, 2018

In the early 2000’s, someone got the idea to put Venetian plaster in American homes. The fad caught on, and soon people were forsaking wallpaper and covering their walls with the new trendy texture, which was supposed to look “rustic,” and “Tuscan.”

To me, unless you had a house that was designed from the ground up to look “Tuscan,” this wall finish never looked good in the typical American home. Even worse was when the finish was poorly executed. Please see the photos.

I’m glad that the pendulum has swung, and people are going back to wallpaper.

There are special prep steps that must be taken, so that the texture won’t show under the new paper, and so the paper can adhere to the surface (true Venetian plaster has a slick wax coating).

Doing the Step Dance

May 26, 2015
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Dang these “modern” style homes, with their sunken living rooms and half-stories! I set my table up in the living room, and had to climb up five stairs to get to the powder room. Then back down five stairs to my pasting table. That is five steps up and five steps down – plus climbing up my ladder – for every strip of wallpaper in this 10-single roll powder room. Whew!