Before: "Plaster-Weld" red primer on all walls in the front entry of the "Stand Up Imaging Center" in Riverside, California.
"Stand Up Imaging Center" after-
Glazed textural plaster using Nova Color Paint in a kitchen in Santa Monica, California.
For Artists and Kids: Nova Color is the least expensive artists water based paint and acrylic mediums in the USA. They sell directly out of their store in Culver City, California and by mail order to consumers, schools and non-profits. See the Decorative Painting page for more infofrmation on Nova Color. Support small business and shop their mail order catalog. They offer a painted chart for a few bucks of all their paint colors and texture mediums. Visit their factory store if you are in Los Angeles.
8 images below - Encino, California 2006: Statue Repair. Click on thumbnails for larger views (opens in a new window). Weathered statues received a blue primer coat of Larsen Products "Weld-Crete". Concrete repair using CTS RapidSet "WunderFixx". Finishing with Benjamin Moore exterior water based primer and exterior water based flat white paint. A forest fire erupted on the mountain behind these statues as work was ongoing. Just enough time to grab a camera.
Regarding the products used: CTS RapidSet sells many concrete based products that set/ cure rapidly and are much stronger pounds per square inch then your typical slow curing cement. They also do not need water curing after the initial set. Just patch shape/ trim/ shave/ float/ sponge and you are done. Available at Home Depot and specialty builder stores like WhiteCap.
Larsen Products sells just three products. These are bonders for plaster and concrete. You can "glue" about an inch of new plaster to old clean plaster or painted drywall. You can bond new cement to old clean cement/ stucco. If you are using RadidSet have everything in place/ cement and bonder. Apply RapidSet products when the bonder is tacky not dry as this will be a better grip. Larsen products are sold at large hardware stores and paint stores.
Pictures below: A new door was cut from a stucco wall to give another entrance. We rolled on the blue Larsen WeldCrete. We patched using RapidSet Mortar Mix and Stucco Patch materials. Then the patch was painted with a custom color match paint. This was done in two work days.
Madreperlato (mother of pearl) venetian plaster on all walls of an octagonal room in San Jose, CA.