Waxing Venetian Plaster

Project: Waterfront Warehouse Rehab, Episode 12, Part 2



With major construction nearly complete in the penthouse apartment, interior design is ready to begin.

Project manager Chris Vila joins artisan Jonas Everets to learn more about the faux Marmorino finish that is being applied to the walls of the penthouse. A combination of marble dust, pigments, and plaster, Marmorino takes a bit of artistry to apply and gives the space a unique look. It is a multi-step process that involves masking-off the work area, applying a base primer coat, a top coat of tinted plaster, and finally a wax finish.

Next, Bob joins designers Jonathan Adler and Darren Brown to talk about their plans for the top-floor apartment. And finally, Bob travels into Manhattan to visit Adler's retail store in the SoHo shopping district.
Part 1: Applying Marmorino Plaster
Part 2: Waxing Venetian Plaster
As project manager Chris Vila applies the second coat of marmorino plaster to the far wall of the kitchen, custom wall finisher Jonas Everets demonstrates the process of waxing a Venetian plaster surface. Mr. Everets applies a thin layer of carnauba wax that he'll polish once it has dried.
Part 3: Planning the Decor
Part 4: Touring the Jonathan Adler Soho Boutique
Bob Vila heads to the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, for this project involving an abandoned warehouse built in the mid-19th century. Bob's adaptive reuse will yield three ultra-hip apartments with commercial space at street level. Project manager is Bob's oldest son, Chris Vila, who helps guide this complete rehabilitation of a beat-up building in the city that never sleeps.

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