example of plaster painting technique with rust colors applied in thick layers with a trowel or putty knife
Photo: courtesy of Portola Paints & Glazes
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Decorative Paint Ideas: Plaster

Trowel on two coats of this thick, flat, mineral-rich paint with a putty knife, making sweeping motions as you go. The resulting look simulates rustic, aged plaster.

See Decorative Painting Techniques: Two-Tone Patina for more information on a similar effect.

Roman Clay in Crimson Tide, about $55 per gallon; Portola Paints & Glazes
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