Hi... I'm getting ready to do our kitchen in Behr venetian plaster and
have a couple of questions...
1. I've stripped off the old wallpaper that was in there (very
tough). As a result, some of the underlying paint, etc has come off
creating an uneven finish (drywall). Since I'm plastering over it, I
wasn't concerned about the imperfections - but have since read that
the wall needs to be patched, sanded and very smooth before
application (primed also). Can someone explain why the wall needs to
be pristine before I plaster over it?
2. I've not purchased the plaster yet. Does it come in particular
colors? or do you create your own?
3. What is the point of holding the trowel at 15-30 deg on the first
coat, and 60-90 deg on the second? I assume the different angles
cause the plaster to go on differently and create the appropriate
4. When applying, should I make X's or random strokes?
Any other advice from those that have been through this is much