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Veneer plaster is a one-coat finish that was designed to reduce much of the cost and time required by old horsehair plaster. In addition to being faster, the veneer system is cleaner—there is no sanding, so there is no dust. When it is dry, veneer plaster has a white, very durable finish with a pleasing texture all its own. The surface is hard to dent and, if damaged, can be fixed quickly. Anyone handy with a trowel can, with enough practice, master veneer plaster. But before getting started, familiarize yourself with the system. It is not very forgiving. The plaster comes in powder form and is mixed with water to a creamy consistency. Once mixed, the working time