I was recently called from a gentleman who wanted me to consult on colors for his new Tuscan Style home under construction on a Caribbean island. I asked him to send photos and drawings, along with elevations of the property. Of course, once I saw his home, all I cou...

Why do many in our industry have such strong opinions when talking about faux vs. authentic finishes. There is a small group of artist that feel they are improving their creative abilities when they use natural plasters. I’ve spent over ten years educating these artisa...

February 22, 2016

For thousands of years, Europeans have used Italian Lime plaster as a wall covering—for the interiors of buildings and their exteriors, natural lime plaster still persists as a popular choice. Why? Given the technological advances that must have occurred in the field o...


Venetian Plaster a purist point of view. By Anthony J Fiocco


I distribute a product called FirmoLux™, a collection of Italian lime plasters and material imported from Italy and sold internationally.  I decided to start this blog mainly in an attempt to bring attention...

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