With its subtly textured, lustrous finish, Venetian plaster epitomises timeless elegance. As a lime-base product, it celebrates the organic beauty of polish natural stone. Transforming walls and ceilings into handcraft works of art. This centuries-old veneering technique dates back to Roman times. And was use extensively in Venice during the Renaissance period.
In the 15th century, Venetian architects veneer the walls of their canal-side buildings with a wet mixture of crush marble and slake lime. Which was apply in thin layers and ‘burnished’ or polish to a glossy finish with a flat. Also, steel trowel. The finish recreat the opulent look of marble. But without weighing down the buildings. Additionally, watery foundations as stone cladding would have done. Venetian plaster also prove to be highly durable and well-suited to the city’s damp conditions.
Today, ‘Venetian plaster’ describes many forms of decorative or polish plaster. Furthermore, specialist plasterers sometimes use other terms. Including: Venetian stucco, Marmorino & Polish plaster.
Venetian plaster is the ultimate bespoke wall-surfacing product. As it is customise to suit the style of your home. It can be smooth or highly texture, polish to a gentle gleam or a high-gloss. Mirror-like glaze. Choose a bold colour, a pearlescent or metallic finish, or a pare-back neutral. Venetian plaster can also be designe to mimic the look of natural stones. Finally, such as marble, travertine or limestone.