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Hi,

I have a very light texture in the home-office. Want to paint one wall with a whiteboard paint. The wall has a light color, so planning to use some clear whiteboard paint from BenjaminMoore, reMARKable or similar. Wanted to smooth the texture with a material that is transparent, so that it still looks textured - same as the other walls in the room, but it would be smooth for dry erase board purpuses.

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Ruben
 

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It has been over 5 years since I have worked with Veneer Plaster.
I would check with San Marco & ask if their Firenze plaster will accomplish the look you desire.
Also check PCI Paint & Coatings Inc. ask about Novocolor it is a waterborne transparent pigment dispersion.
Than call Lauren @ 803-403-5252 she maybe your best bet.
 

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Getting plaster to be smooth enough to use as a white board is very difficult for someone who isn't experienced in plastering walls. I consider myself an intrepid diy'er, but having done plaster, it's not something you could pay me enough to do again.
 

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Getting plaster to be smooth enough to use as a white board is very difficult for someone who isn't experienced in plastering walls. I consider myself an intrepid diy'er, but having done plaster, it's not something you could pay me enough to do again.
Depending on how you look at it.
If you can do drywall mudding & taping & only need to do a little sanding than you can do a smooth Plaster finish (glass smooth) with no sanding you just have to select the correct product to use. Plus you can make the Plaster finish truer to a plum & straight plane.
 

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Depending on how you look at it.
If you can do drywall mudding & taping & only need to do a little sanding than you can do a smooth Plaster finish (glass smooth) with no sanding you just have to select the correct product to use. Plus you can make the Plaster finish truer to a plum & straight plane.
Yes no doubt a veneer plaster can be taken to a glass smooth finish. What I was saying is if the original poster is not experienced in applying true veneer plasters (not drywall compound), I would be hesitant to recommend he go out and grab a bag of Diamond or Imperial and say he's good to go.
 

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Yes no doubt a veneer plaster can be taken to a glass smooth finish. What I was saying is if the original poster is not experienced in applying true veneer plasters (not drywall compound), I would be hesitant to recommend he go out and grab a bag of Diamond or Imperial and say he's good to go.
Go back to post # 3 I stated VENETIAN PLASTER.
Yes there is a difference between the types of plaster products Diamond is a veneer plaster not as easy to work with as a Venetian plaster. Imperial Plaster is a very difficult Plaster to work with due to it's hardness it will not trowel easy.
A true venetian plaster is many thin coats in some Venetian plaster you can see thru the coatings depending on color & number of coats.
 

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Go back to post # 3 I stated VENETIAN PLASTER.
Yes there is a difference between the types of plaster products Diamond is a veneer plaster not as easy to work with as a Venetian plaster. Imperial Plaster is a very difficult Plaster to work with due to it's hardness it will not trowel easy.
A true venetian plaster is many thin coats in some Venetian plaster you can see thru the coatings depending on color & number of coats.
My apologies. In your other post where you had said it's been awhile since you've done veneer plasters, I thought you were putting Venetian under the veneer umbrella. I haven't done Venetian on a wall, so true, I don't really know how it compares to gypsum based plasters.
 
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