LUSTERSTONE™ LusterStone™ is a decorative architectural trowel-on coating produced by Faux Effects.
It is a metallic product that is used in layers. By troweling on… I mean layering with a small paddle like tool that is much like plastering. It requires a bit of technique not easily learned from a book. But I bet if you played with it for a while, you could come up with your own beautiful technique.
What exactly is luster stone and how is it applied. People saw some of my work in a model home and I have been asked to do this luster stone now. I have heard of it, but do not know how it is applied.
Thanks for all your help that you give us Debra.
Lusterstone produces a number of beautiful dimensional but smooth finishes. An easy to use product because LusterStone™ does the work for you as it is applied; no hard burnishing required for designer quality results. Can you say "venetian plaster without pain?"
This product can be used to produce a wide variety of high and low dimensional finishes. Trowel on layers starting with black as a basecoat for wonderful luxurious finishes. Leaving some of the background showing each time you add a layer, building up the colors. Melanie Royal suggests using thin layers with glaze for a translucent coat. Burnishing is required between coats and you may have to use sandpaper and wax the finish coat on to get a perfect sheen.
The company states that the product will cover approximately 50 – 150 sq ft per gallon.
I don't do finishes of this type anymore… the young gals can do all that burnishing with a lot more grace than I. (I am also out of shape… 🙂 )