Plaster, render, microcement, natural, acrylic….the world of wall finishes can be confusing. I remember that feeling well. One of the reasons I started Mineral Fox was to improve information transparency and to advocate for what clients want, especially when engaging applicators.
Here are some questions that you should be asking – to yourself and to applicators – as you research finishes for your project.
It’s important to ask yourself some questions reflect on what finish you want. For example, do you really want a venetian plaster? Or is that the name of a plaster you saw on Pinterest? How important is a healthy home to you? What’s your appetite for care and maintenance? What’s your budget? It’s important to reflect on these areas and get clear about the type of finish that is best for you (I’ll be posting more about different types of finishes next week).
When you meet with an applicator, here are some questions you should be asking:
These are just some of the questions you should be asking. Don’t worry about asking too many questions. The best applicators are passionate about their craft and are happy when a client takes interest in their work. Take time to educate yourself to get the best outcome.