I have introduced my Facebook audience to my lovely friend Cait Whitson and now to you! Featuring her Whitson’s Impasto plaster for special effects for furniture and more. Find it here in my online store
I twisted Caits arm to come onto my FB page and give me a master class in her plaster finish. She is one of those friends you call about XY or Z and end up talking for hours and putting the world to rights! We all have friends like that right?
Cait Whitson also know as Painty Cait and is a legend in the painting refinishing world and beyond! There isn’t enough room to list her accomplishments but trust me when I tell you she has forgotten more than I know!
She is a decorative painter specializing in paint, plaster, and leaf finishes for domestic and commercial projects. Cait has a company Whitson’s Ltd which offers a range of products for the specialist decoration and plastering industry along with training in many aspects of decoration – Whitson’s own brand and Stucco Italiano plaster along with carefully sourced tools and accessories. You can find out more here > www.caitwhitson.com
I interviewed Cait on my Paint Talk with the Pros series, it was a fun interview check it out!
Special effect made easy.
Whitson’s Impasto Plaster is a super-versatile plaster capable of being used to create textured, embossed and low relief plaster finishes so I got Cait to walk me through a simple finish step by step on camera! Luckily she agreed to do a Facebook live so you can follow along with the steps too.
Anyone can use it!
This was the second time I used it and I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to know that anyone can use this product on almost anything. Cait walked me through the very simple process on the video and my imagination was running wild with all the possibilities!
Impasto Plaster on furniture
The plaster has been made to be flexible unlike the original lime or marble plaster that is commonly used for those beautiful wall finishes. Whitson’s Impasto plaster is flexible! so it is perfect for furniture. One of the bonuses of it being an acrylic plaster is you don’t need a special primer, just normal prep, and away you go. Cait demonstrates how flexible it is!
There really are so many looks you can get with this plaster and Cait has a download on her website with 3 detailed different finishes you can try. It’s hardwearing when dry and if you are not adding a decorative finish to it there is no need for a topcoat.
Watch the Plaster Masterclass
You can watch the full finish here on my Facebook page
So what do you think? Would you try it on a wall or your furniture? Let me know over on Instagram