Anyone Here Done Venetian Plaster?
We had to tear out a chunk of plaster ~2' wide all the way up one living room wall in order to put in some plumbing for upstairs. It's rocked and taped, but of course sheetrock doesn't match the old plaster. I'm going to have to do something there. Textured paint would be the easiest. I'd kind of figured on Anaglypta (textured paintable wallpaper-- I love the stuff!) but now I'm thinking Venetian plaster would look really nice. I think the decorating part of my brain has a masochistic streak-- I find myself drawn to the fussiest, most time-consuming options!
Has anybody here done the dirty Venetian deed on their own walls-- or lived with VP that anyone else has done? If so, I'd love to hear any tips for applications &/or pros and cons.
The "kits" are overpriced, but I'm not sure what I'd use for plaster (plaster of Paris sets much too quickly) for a do-it-yourself. (Who plasters anymore?) --- maybe a non-sanded grout?
I'd love to hear any ideas you folks may have. -- Jen