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Strie glaze

Soft and aged, like Antique Ivory

For use on walls, furniture, objects, and in fine arts paint techniques.

Quickly transform a modest room into an exciting environment. This decorative paint effect can range from elegant and formal to casual and comfortable. The painted stripe offers a variety of design solutions and can be quickly adapted to your interior style.

No treatment evokes the feel of Country Style more than the classic strie glaze. Applied on a variety of interior surfaces, this treatment is ideal for incorporating just the right charm to your kitchen cabinets, a bit of sophistication in your bath or powder room or country elegance on your interior doors, trim and window frames. Using a heavy hand during the glaze application lends a true rustic feel, while a more controlled approach creates casual charm and grace.

Blending Traditional and Contemporary Design
Antique glaze paint finish

Stucco Veneziano - Venetian Plaster!

Inspired by the ornate plaster-work of Renaissance Italy, decorative plaster has a millennial history, with origins dating back to the Rome of the Caesars and in the art of Ancient Greece.

It was Andrea Palladio, a famous Italian architect, who in the XVI century re-discovered it through his studies and re-proposed it in the splendid Venetian villas that are still to this day the distinguishing mark of his career. Stucco Veneziano is an aesthetic solution that step by step, conquered Venice and Lombardy, then Italy, and finally entire Europe in the XVII century. Today, venetian plaster Stucco Veneziano restores the splendor of a classic and prestigious finish.

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Antiquing Video Tutorial

Turn ordinary objects into heirlooms! Creating the 'Classic Antique' glaze finish for objects, furniture, walls and more. This detailed step-by-step tutorial shows how to mix the right colors to create the perfect antiquing solution for any object, furniture, picture frame and more.


Lithos Venetian Plaster

Finishing Venetian Plaster with natural polished marble effect

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Lithos is the contemporary version of the famous ancient Stucco Veneziano. It is a beautiful and highly refined decorative finish for hotels, offices, shops, exhibition halls, living rooms, etc. Ideal for all types of interior surfaces such as cement renders, Gypsum plasters, prefabricated panels wood and its by-products, as long as sufficiently smooth. With the range of colours and the applicator’s capacity and inspiration, it is possible to attain a variety of designs and chromatic effects. The resulting coating, in addition to being highly attractive, is abrasion resistant and washable.

Spread rate: XX Sq. ft. per quart.

Method of application The product is ready to use. Mix up gently until the product is workable. Spread MITHOS LUX with a steel trowel in several coats on the withered product. Polish the final coat only. In case the substrate is not homogeneous. It could be necessary to wait 24 hours before applying and polishing the final coat.

Choose your color. Simply select a color of your choice from any major paint manufacturer and our team at artSparx will custom tint your Venetian Plaster and ship it directly to your location. Call us at 415.407.5097 or email.


Lithos/Q $ 29.95
Lithos Venetian Plaster - Untinted WHITE - Quart
Venetian Plaster
Lithos/1GAL $ 78.95
Lithos Venetian Plaster - Untinted WHITE - 1 Gallon
Venetian Plaster
Lithos/5GAL $ 220.00
Lithos Venetian Plaster - Untinted WHITE - 5 Gallon
Venetian Plaster

Color Palette

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Create a history for your antiqued objects. I’ve discovered that the best approach to antiquing is to think in terms of the passage of time. What would happen to any given object as it matured through time? Passing from one owner to the next, or resting quietly in the back of a dusty shop. Dirt starts to settle. As people clean or move these objects around, the high points, edges and top would naturally be exposed to polishing, rubbing or knicks and dings. Meanwhile, the recesses and deep areas slowly become more distinguished as they settle and mature. In step 8, above, we see just that. The buffing of the ‘high traffic’ points, while our newly applied antique glaze stays put in the details.

The 'Classic Antique Glaze'. A blending of Raw Umber, Van Dyke Brown and Burnt Sienna colorant.

Base Color Antique White - Latex Eggshell

Glaze color Classic Antique Glaze


Step-by-step tutorial starts here...

Antique glaze paint finish

Step 1: Prime Object.

Ensure that the object being antiqued is suitably primed. In this instance I’ve decided to antique a set of decorative wall brackets. Since they are cast in plaster I will need to prime them by using an aerosol white primer.


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Step 2: Apply base coat.

Apply 2 coats of latex Antique White paint. Establishing a light base color allows the antique glaze to differentiate from the base color, taking on depth and richness of tone.


Antique glaze paint finish

Step 3: Create 'Classic Antique Glaze'.

To create the artSparx 'Classic Antique Glaze', loosely mix together Raw Umber, Van Dyke Brown and Burnt Sienna in a 4:2:1 ratio onto the paper palette. This is not an exact science so use your color sensibility to adjust the glaze as desired.

This random mixing of the colors, in a not so scientific manner, allows for small variations of color on the object during application. This will further enhance the mottled and aged appearance of the object or surface.

For larger surface areas, follow the Parchment Glaze step-by-step tutorial.


Quartz Primer Medium fine

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Medio Quartz Primer is quartz facing in an acrylic formula. It is a flat finish primer for texture basecoats and preparation. Commonly used to prepare surfaces so that they are perfectly absorbant, smooth, and transpiring. Overall, quartz primer is a smooth finish primer used to create good foundations for applications for Stucco and texture finishes. Use for large grain lime plaster. Medio Quartz Primer is quartz facing in an acrylic formula. It is a flat finish primer for texture basecoats and preparation. Commonly used to prepare surfaces so that they are perfectly absorbant, smooth, and transpiring. Overall, quartz primer is a smooth finish primer used to create good foundations for applications for Stucco and texture finishes.

Spread rate: 71 to 82 Sq. ft. per quart.


QuartzM/Q $ 34.50
Quartz Primer - Medium Fine - Quart
Quartz Primer
QuartzM/5L $ 89.00
Quartz Primer - Medium Fine - 5 Liter
Quartz Primer
QuartzM/14L $ 198.00
NQuartz Primer - Medium Fine - 14 Liter
Quartz Primer

Antique glaze paint finish

Step 4: Wet surface.

Use a damp rag and wet the working surface with water. This helps your glaze to move fluidly while also extending drying time.


Antique glaze paint finish

Step 5: Apply glaze.

Brush the antique glaze you created loosely over the entire surface.


Antique glaze paint finish

Step 6: Rub glaze with rag.

Ball a clean rag in your hand and then lightly rub over the antique surface with the rag. This will remove glaze from the higher points, creating contrast by allowing the recesses to remain darker, thus exaggerating the natural shadows of your object.


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Step 7: Drybrush.

With the dry brush, gently work over the surface, evening out concentrations of antique glaze.


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Step 8: Wipe surface and varnish if desired.

Wipe the surface again using the balled up rag to pull out the highlight and even out the glazed surface.

To protect the surface, a clear water-based varnish may be applied after antiqued surfaces have dried compltely (4 hrs). A Satin or Semi-gloss sheen is best suited for this type of treatment.


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