info here for those currently scratching their heads. anyone choose this route instead of simple paint? it's a huge chore but the results usually look amazing. i bit the bullet and i'm going for it this week/weekend. i had them mix mine into a sort of brick red color. i painted a wall this color (to see if i could handle it) and i love it but it's a bit too plain in texture... so on the plaster goes. eeeeek! wish me luck! call the ambitious urge a side-effect of being sick for so long and finally feeling better.