Italian Polished Plaster, also referred to as Stucco, Venetian Plaster and Marmarino, have their roots into the history of Venetian and Italian plasters. These plasters are eco-friendly, highly durable and light-weight options that can last for many years and have been used since Roman times. It is considered as an applied art and needs a highly experienced specialist to create a distinct look.
The polished plasters cover decorative plaster finishes of polished Venetian plaster, Marmorino plaster and the textured polished plaster walls.
Polished plaster is mainly used internally, on walls and ceilings, to give a finish that looks like polished marble, travertine, or limestone. Also a mixture of these plasters can create a dramatic effect, allowing a home’s personality to literally shine through.
Marmorino is a plaster or stucco decoration used on walls, made popular during the Renaissance period 500 years ago in Venice. Its a mix of plaster paste with marble grains, natural waxes and colorants having water proofed and antibacterial properties.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where can Venetian Polished Plaster be used?
Polished plaster is mainly used internally, on walls and ceilings, to give a finish that looks like polished marble, travertine, or limestone. Also, a mixture of these plasters can create a dramatic effect, allowing a home’s personality to literally shine through.The polished plasters cover decorative plaster finishes of polished Venetian plaster, Marmorino plasterand the textured polished plaster walls.
2. Can I useVenetian plaster on my bathroom walls?
Venetian polished plaster will work perfectly well in bathrooms. Venetian plaster us grout-free so less daily maintenance. This plaster is lime-based, making it less prone to cracking and shrinking. It also offers antibacterial, fungicidal and breathable properties. It's wax coated to prevent dust and grime. It can tolerate rising damp and water evaporation is very quick, making it an excellent choice for bathrooms.
3. How to maintain Polished Plaster Walls?
Polished plaster walls are easy to maintain and are exceptionally durable. Before you think of cleaning your polished plaster walls make sure that a wax seal has been applied. The walls can be cleaned simply with water or mild soap, avoid any chemical harsh cleaning products. You can use a damp cotton cloth for wet wiping, and a micro fiber cloth for dusting. Do not use any abrasive cloth or products as you do not want scratches to appear on your walls. After wet cleaning, dry the walls thoroughly with a dry, soft and non-abrasive cloth.
4. Why choose Venetian polished plasterfor your retail stores, cafe or studio decor?
Venetian polished plaster is the most sophisticated choice of 2021. There is nothing more alluring than glimmering marble finish of Venetian plaster making it appealing to your customers as they walk through your doors. We can create a fully bespoke look matching your branding. We can create any color, textures, designing the store logo or stenciling, the possibilities are endless. It also offers a healthy option as it absorbs carbon dioxide and is free of harmful compounds some paints have. It is easy to clean due to its wax coating which repel grime and dust. It is extremely durable and maintenance free making it popular choice for cafes, studios and retail stores.
Textured plasters are used to create unique finishes in a number of different styles of pitted, dragged and travertine. Textured polished plasters have a matt finish with a slight rough feel and is made from large carrara marble grains, slaked lime, soaps and tints.
Venetian Plaster finish is made from fine marble and lime putty to create a high-gloss mirror-like walls and ceilings. This plaster is naturally porous, eco-friendly regulating humidity and allowing the walls to breathe. An extremely versatile material which can be used to create multiple finishes.