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JTasoff 09-10-2012 12:23 PM

Plaster Texture for 1923 Craftsman
I am a novice restoring a 1923 Craftsman bungalou. The old lathe and plaster has little bumbs (like large sand particles in the in the fiinsh)

How can I reproduce that texture<

stuart45 09-10-2012 02:54 PM

An open grained finish with lime plaster is obtained using sharp sand/lime mix and finishing with a wooden float.

JTasoff 09-11-2012 12:08 AM

Sounds easy for the average novice DIY'er. Do really mean thanks.


user1007 09-20-2012 03:14 PM

Might be sand in the paint? You can buy washed sand at the paint store. Mix it with paint in a separate container from the original can and keep track of your proportions so you can reproduce the texture you like. The make a special roller cover for applying sand finishes.

I don't think you can put a lime finish over existing latex paint but it has been awhile since I thought about it.

I am assuming you are trying to reproduce a paint finish of course. The other post makes more sense if you are doing new walls on the lathe.

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