Artisan Enhancements™ VP Antico
VP Antico is a thick water-based plaster medium used to create smooth and textured venetian plaster effects. Formulated with advanced next generation bio-based chemistry – VP Antico is non-toxic, zero VOC, and eco-friendly!
How To Use
Use: An ideal medium for embossing, relief, and troweled techniques. Layer VP Antico with Crackle Tex to achieve weathered plaster finishes. VP Antico has a tintable white base, perfect for developing custom light and pastel colored finishes. Great for a variety of interior and exterior projects such as: furniture, cabinetry, decorative arts, and walls. Coverage- Varies based on application.
Prep: Review tip sheets online or visit your local retailer for additional detailed instructions. Surfaces should be free of cleaner residue, dust, dirt, and debris. If painting a base-coat, paint should be completely dry 24 hours before applying plaster. Porous or untreated surfaces may need to be sealed with Artisan Enhancements™ Clear Topcoat prior to plaster application.
Recommended Application: Stir before use – Do not shake. Brush/trowel/roll-on VP Antico to a dry prepared or base painted surface to achieve a variety of finishes. For easy stencil relief and heavy plaster techniques – Use a Color Shaper or trowel to apply plaster to a prepared surface. For an overall textured effect – Use a roller to apply plaster to a prepared surface. Create plaster crackle effects by layering VP Antico with Crackle Tex. Tinting – VP Antico can be tinted with a variety of pigment sources including universal tint systems, water-based paints, and mineral pigments ( start with mix of 3 part VP Antico to 1 part tint). If plaster is loose, allow air exposure for a more structured application. Once dry, VP Antico can be burnished or polished. If needed, lightly sand with 400 grit paper to remove sharp edges or to achieve a smooth finish.
Dry Time: Do not apply product when air and surface temperatures are below 50°F (10°C). Allow plaster layer to dry overnight before applying additional layers or sealing. If adding more layers of paint, plaster, glaze, or a color wash – Once first layer of plaster is dry, a thin layer of Artisan Enhancements™ Clear Topcoat may be needed to protect the plaster layer from reopening with moisture. Dry times between layers/sealer may be extended due to number of coats/layers, humidity, and cooler temperatures.
Seal: Seal with Artisan Enhancements™ sealers or wax. Use Clear Topcoat, 1 week cure before exposure to elements.
Care/Cleanup: Surface Care: Clean with a dry or damp soft microfiber cloth. Avoid excessive exposure to moisture. Avoid cleaning with harsh, caustic, or abrasive cleaners. Clean up & Storage: Easy clean up with soap and water. Seal the container tightly. Do not freeze or expose to direct sunlight/extreme heat. RECYCLE CONTAINERS in accordance with local laws.
Textures and Plasters FAQ:
Mix Fine Stone and VP Antico to achieve a heavier textured application. As the combination dries, a natural crack pattern can appear depending on the ratio of Fine Stone to VP Antico.
Another popular combination is Fine Stone and Pearl Plaster to achieve a shimmery stone finish!
|Dimensions||3.5 × 3.5 × 3.75 in|
Small 8oz (237ml), Medium 16 oz (473ml), Large 32oz (957ml)