The application of a coating can be an intermediate stage of the finishing-off.

This stage allows to mend surface flaws, to give substance to bases, or to link elements together, or even to pad up insulating stuff, such as cork or hemp.
Many textures can be obtained which can change the character or the ambient of any given volume of space.

Plasters to mend and recover surfaces before painting, or as decorative finishing, tinted, stained, waxed, polished..

Lime-coating, glazed, stained, floated, scraped, etc. and stone jointing.