Artisan Enhancements -VP Antico Paint Medium

  • $ 14.95

VP Antico by Artisan Enhancements ® is bio-based, hypo-allergenic,  low odor, NO VOC, and environmentally sustainable. VP Antico is favored by decorative artists, faux finishers, and professional painters. VP Antico is a synthetic polishing plaster used to create various plaster looks, including “Venetian Plaster” finishes. Once set and dry, VP Antico creates a smooth honed finish.

Recommend Use: VP Antico is formulated for use on properly prepared (base coated) surfaces, such as walls and furniture.


VP Antico can be used to create texture through a variety of techniques. VP Antico can applied with a trowel “as is” or tinted with paint then brushed/rolled-on for different results. The Color Shaper by Artisan Enhancements ® can be used to apply VP Antico for a more traditional Venetian Plaster type finish. To create quick and easy reliefs, use the Color Shaper to push VP Antico through a stencil. VP Antico can also be added to water based paints to give the paint a thicker consistency. Try using VP Antico with Crackle Tex by Artisan Enhancements ® to create an “aged” plaster crackle finish. After drying, if needed, lightly sand with a 220 – 400 grit paper to knock off sharp edges or to achieve a finer, smoother finish. Seal with Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements ®. Follow the recommended instructions for Clear Topcoat Sealer and Clear Finish cure times before using the surface.

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