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