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Decorative painting and plastering careers have been tied closely together since Grecian times The two trades started to merge around on a regular basis the 16th century when the English painters, in the confines of their architecture, started applying plaster in ceilings that were immediately decorated with paint. The job of the painter started to encompass that of the plasterer and visa versa this intermixing of jobs has been separated mostly by the individual business models of company owners.
With the development of Latex and Acrylic binders it has become easier to create thick film forming pastes (Thick paints) that resemble plasters. This technology has allowed decorative painters to create plaster effects without the laborious process of purely mineral based plasters. The result of this technology has been that the decorative painter has the ability to offer more textured effects for the interior of dwelling to clients then the stucco applicator and consequently has started to take over this consumer demand.
We teach the craft of decorative textures and the school and some students see it as a focus to their career were are others chose to specialize in mural painting or traditional faux painting any of which are viable careers.