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09-14-07, 04:51 PM
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Ive used master of plaster brand many times with...

Ive used master of plaster brand many times with excellent results.It has a base coat and a finish coat is lime based and qualifies for leed certification.You can go to there website...
07-22-07, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,521
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painting countertop

I have painted and or finished a few countertop,they come out great but I tell the homeowner that they need to use a cutting board and wipe up spills.The process is as follows-sand formica with 220...
07-14-07, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,254
Posted By brian828

plaster repair

Save yourself a lot of work,go to masterofplaster.com.They have a q&a for just the type of problem you describe.I have used their product to repair many plaster walls in nyc.The walls come out as...
06-14-07, 11:38 AM
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Views: 1,819
Posted By brian828

I would float out the walls with a mix of...

I would float out the walls with a mix of strutolite and master of plaster basecoat.Use 36" wide mesh on the walls first you should be very happy with the results.good luck b
06-14-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,598
Posted By brian828

On blueboard we use Master of Plaster, one coat...

On blueboard we use Master of Plaster, one coat of basecoat one coat of finish for a smooth as glass finish without sanding.Let dry 3 days and paint.good luck b
06-14-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,464
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dry wall repair

We use gardz any time the paper is loose,we also add a quart of gardz to the compound with excellent results.good luck b
06-14-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,629
Posted By brian828

lustrestone

I find the lusterstone finish to be one of the most forgiving finishes out there.The trick is to not put it on in an uneven motion,you should skip around in random directions also put on the...
06-14-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,718
Posted By brian828

venetian plaster

Two options ,to darken the color use an oil based wax like liberon or bowling alley wax to just protect and seal use Aqua wax or water based clear coat.good luck b
06-14-07, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,758
Posted By brian828

black finish

You need to give more info.Do you want to apply the color ,rub out existing color.There are many ways to achieve different finishes just need to know what is the look you want.good luck b
06-14-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,135
Posted By brian828

pigment for lime putty

Try b&j colorants in Marrietta Ga,they have a great pigment system for plaster and or concrete.They supply color for quite a few stucco,concrete countertop and venetian plaster companys,ask for Murray
06-10-07, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,147
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venetian plaster

I have used many different venetian plasters over the last 12 years and the best lime based vp i have used is master of plaster.It burnishes beautifully and has great movement.Some synthetics go on...
03-25-07, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,053
Posted By brian828

venetian plaster

Try www.masterofplaster.com for info on their plaster,I have used it many times as a venetian plaster.It is lime based and leaves a great finish,but for what you are describing I would just color the...
03-25-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,286
Posted By brian828

topcoat

Most times I topcoat green marble with spar varnish,Ive done it hundreds of times with excellent results.The varnish levels out leaving no brush strokes.good luck b
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Views: 4,128
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concrete sinks

Making a mold for a concrete sink is a bit of work but if you have the tools it can be done with the proper planing.If you keep it simple it will be alot easier,it can be constructed with melamie but...
12-03-06, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By brian828

dry wall repair

No matter what the finish you should use the gardz it was invented for the problem you have.I have used it more than once with excellent results.The gardz can also be added to the joint compound [1...
12-03-06, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By brian828

counter top

I just did one for myself and am very happy with it.I used a concrete mix for countertops from a company called Buddy Rhodes that specializes in counters.They also sell a sealer and topcoat for the...
12-03-06, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,668
Posted By brian828

concrete countertops

I just installed a concrete counter in my kitchen last month,I would recommend the company Buddy Rhodes they just came out with a great video.There are a few ways to complete the task but if you are ...
11-21-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,945
Posted By brian828

Wax Paper

Apply glaze to wall about 4 ft lengths at a time remove sheet of paper lay on and then remove.This will leave organic patterns soften with a badger and stipple .Work your way around the room. good...
10-07-06, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,906
Posted By brian828

woodgrain

After you do the graining you can antique it to give it an old look,also your graining doesnt have to have a gloss topcoat you can coat it with dead flat.good luck b
10-07-06, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,746
Posted By brian828

skimming walls

If you go to the website www.masterofplaster.com you will see they sell a plaster that is perfect for your application.I have used it many times to smooth out rough walls no sanding needed.The...
08-23-06, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,529
Posted By brian828

strie repair

Before you go to the trouble of repainting the base why not make a glaze out of the lighter color and do an over glaze ,I think you will be very happy with the results.good luck b.
08-12-06, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,130
Posted By brian828

Cool sand paint

The look you acheive by trying to glaze over or with sand paint can be very difficult to keep consistant.I also recommend sandstone from aqua finishing we have used it many times it is very easy to...
08-12-06, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,683
Posted By brian828

Smile parchment

To remove brush marks in your finish we apply another coat of aquacreme without color to the effected area,you dont need to add any color so you wont change the overall look.Most likely when you dry...
07-06-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,251
Posted By brian828

tiles

I have used prime etch from mirage studios as my first coat followed by aquabond then glazed.After they dried I coated with colorseal then c-5oo.Alot of work but less then ripping out the walls.good...
05-24-06, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 45,689
Posted By brian828

texture over wallpaper

I have applied plastertex[another aqua product]over a tight wallcovering after it was oil primed and had great results.I compounded the seams first,then primed,applied plastertex and then glazed it.
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