This is such an empowering idea that keeps all of us motivated to get our job done well and to introduce more kinds of plaster ceiling finishes to every ceiling that we work on.
When we say ‘plaster ceiling finishes’, we do not simply mean finishing the job by applying paint to the ceiling. What we mean is how you want to add texture and character to your ceiling.
Smooth plaster ceiling finishes are quite great. However, to be honest, a lot of people are starting to get out of their conservative shells and are wanting to explore and experience more things in life. This is the ultimate reason why homeowners are constantly looking for unique plaster ceiling finishes which are rarely seen elsewhere.
Venetian finish is one of the most prominent among all plaster ceiling finishes due to the main fact that it has been known to originate from a country of rich culture, Italy. This kind of finish is famous for giving a smooth looking result while still keeping its amazing texture intact. How you do it is that you have to apply three thin layers of plaster on the ceiling using a basic trowel, and then wait for hours after every layer before you put on another one. This process usually takes around 3 days so if you are not up for the challenge, you might as well start looking for a professional Venetian plasterer now.
The stamp plaster ceiling finishes make use of stampers or Stipple pads to get the desired texture. While the plaster is still wet, press the material on the ceiling and immediately pull it off. Such pushing and pulling motions will make the plaster form peaks on your ceiling.
|Read also Plaster Ceiling Panels Plaster Ceiling Light and Plaster Ceiling board|
This type of plaster ceiling finish only requires you to use a roller brush and mud and/or textured paint. When you do this, start from the edges of the ceiling going to the center. Your goal here is to level out the mud or the paint that you are using to create just the texture that you want to have.
You can also do this with the slapbrush technique. It utilizes the same proceed above, but you need a brush to slap mud or paint on the ceiling before you even it out with the roller.
Last but not the least, spray plaster ceiling finishes are considered the easiest since you literally just have to spray the plaster on the ceiling. You can choose to level it out with a trowel to get a smooth finish, get a stipple pad to achieve a swirl finish, or simply leave it as it is to get a popcorn finish.