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I used to do plaster coat finishs for the rich and famous. Noe i,m trying to figure a way to offer it to everybody else. Problem is i need a way to Put in my random accent colors after its base coated alot quicker. My texture looks like stone or slate and i just want two colors randomly applied to bring out the depth and beauty. Don,t want to wash the whole surface twice, just want to accent here and there in the crevases like in real stone. Its gotta be quick so i can afford to offer it. Been experimenting, but i,m stumped. Help thanks
 

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What will help is changing product. Using a different texture material will allow you to easily accomplish your design and bring it in at better price points. Get to a quality faux finish supplier and get their recommendations on a number of products to use. Try www.fauxbykathy.com
 

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I used to do plaster coat finishs for the rich and famous. Noe i,m trying to figure a way to offer it to everybody else. Problem is i need a way to Put in my random accent colors after its base coated alot quicker. My texture looks like stone or slate and i just want two colors randomly applied to bring out the depth and beauty. Don,t want to wash the whole surface twice, just want to accent here and there in the crevases like in real stone. Its gotta be quick so i can afford to offer it. Been experimenting, but i,m stumped. Help thanks

some ideas: picking up paint and create some texture with a dry sponge (in hiding paint). If you quickly paint two layers over another, and pick up paint, the bottom one will come out. You work with thick paint then, hopefully it won't crack.

But I think it's really difficult (near impossible), doing marbling/stone in one coat

Good luck, Evelien
 

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I agree with Evelien. Its going to be really hard to make something look like marble in one coat. Have you tried working with lime paints? You can trowel them on, burnish them with a trowel too. We've are doing a lot of 2 coat lime plasters for $8 a square foot and making a good profit so don't rule out plaster.
 
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