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Step 1: Mix Pro-Venetian Neutral Base to desired color with universal colorants. Use two clean Blue Steel Spatulas to patch out the material on the wall surface. (Use one to hold the material and the other to apply it).
Step 2: Apply the outside areas first, randomly. Use a longer "key" first, leaving room to fill in later with a shorter "locking keys" Lay the material down at 25 degrees.
Step 3: Continue to fill in areas, randomly. Removing the excess material with the Spatula at 45 degrees.
Step 4: Fill in the center by patching out the whole area. Go back and complete the missed areas with overlapping patches. Be practical and economical with the BASE.
Step 5: Lay down more at low angles to knock down the nibs along the way. This is known as "feathering". Finally, thin the BASE with a little water and "veneer" the surface using the crosshatch method.
Step 6: Burnish to the desired sheen by dragging the spatula lightly in a figure 8 pattern. Apply Acrylic Clear Satin Wax in patchwork fashion for waterproofing and abrasion resistance.

From the Pro Faux European Metallic Textures Workshop
Step by Step
Venetiano
- (Venetian Plaster)
As elegant and timeless as Venice, Venetiano (ven-ee-see-ah-no) is wonderfully subtle finish for any wall treatment. Typically these finishes are done in pastel monochromes and burnished to a deep luster. Unlike true Venetian lime based plaster, neutral base can be tinted to an infinite range of darker hues while still achieving that same luxurious texture and gloss.
Materials List:
• Pro-Venetian Neutral Base - Data Sheet
• Blue Steel Spatulas
Acrylic Clear Satin Wax
Pro Faux Mixer (Optional)

Application Method:
1. Prime the wall surface with acrylic or oil based flat primer sealer. No additional prep or sealing coats are required.
2. Mix desired color with
 Pro-Venetian Neutral Base (Neutral Base gallons can be tinted and stirred using a Pro Faux Mixer and power drill. i.e. The paint store can dispense colorant for you but their shakers will not mix the thick Spatula Base products adequately.
3. Use two clean
Blue Steel Spatulas to patch out the panel (One to hold the material and the other to apply it.) Remember to use the spatula with the convex side down. Lay the material down at 25 degrees and remove excess at 45 degrees.
4. Apply the outside areas first randomly. Use a longer "key" first, leaving room to fill in later with a shorter "locking key", thus tying things together.
Fill in the center by patching out the whole area. Go back and complete the missed areas with overlapping patches.
5. Lay down more at low angles making sure you knock down the nibs along the way. This is known as "feathering". Finally, thin the BASE with a little water and "veneer" the surface using the crosshatch method.
6. Burnish to the desired sheen by dragging the spatula lightly in a figure 8 pattern.
7. Apply Acrylic Clear Satin Wax in patchwork fashion for waterproofing and abrasion resistance.

Variations on a theme.
Create subtle color variations by experimenting with various colorants, other Pro Venetian bases and concentration. The sheen can be controlled by the burnishing process. Pro Faux Waxes can add even more effects.

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