The Color Craftsmen have years of experience working in plaster applications for an added touch of flair in your home’s interior. The use of plaster in paint applications has been around long before The Color Craftsmen. The earliest plasters known to us were lime-based. Modelled stucco was employed throughout the Roman Empire. The Romans used mixtures of lime and sand to build up preparatory layers over which finer applications of gypsum, lime, sand and marble dust were made. Stucco is a term loosely applied to nearly all kinds of external plastering, whether composed of lime or of cement. In the mid-15th century, Venetian skilled workers developed a new type of external facing, called marmorino made by applying lime directly onto masonry.
Sgraffito is the name for scratched ornament in plaster. Scratched ornament is the oldest form of surface decoration, and is much used on the continent of Europe, especially in Germany and Italy, in both external and internal situations.
Today, plasters come in many different forms and can be manipulated differently to create many different looks. Safra and Minerva are lime based plasters that can be burnished to achieve a sheen. They can be left unburnished to have no sheen. They can be applied to have rough texture or as smooth as marble. Lime based plasters have been used in Europe for thousands of years. Proceed and Variance are synthetic plasters that do not have the same depth or amount of movement as the lime-based plasters, but can achieve much deeper colors. They are also more durable.
The Color Craftsmen know how to apply custom plaster applications for your home in St. Louis no matter the desired finished look. They will work with you to get you want you want.