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Techniques: Stucco Veneziano (Venetian stucco), Marmorino, Scagliola, Sgraffitto, Marezzo (American Scagliola), Spatolato, Tadelakt, Kurra etc. These finishes are not faux finishes. Faux finishes are created by using paint or acrylic paste to mimic appearance of natural materials including polished plaster and stucco.
Faux painting or Faux finishing are terms used to describe a wide range of decorative painting techniques. From the French word for "fake", faux painting began as a form of replicating materials such as marble and wood with paint, but has come to encompass many other decorative finishes for walls and furniture.
"Venetian Plaster" is a Finishing technique using thin layers of plaster applied with a spatula or trowel and then burnished to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture. "Venetian plaster" is American made term to explain the verity of different techniques and materials used to create the polished stucco finish. The term "Venetian plaster" is mainly used between architects and designers in the US.
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