Create that spectacular inviting room using Venetian plastering
Venetian plaster looks like marble – with a wonderful translucent finish – but you do need to know how to apply it.
The Venetian Plaster Collection is perfected to combine traditional artisan craftsmanship with contemporary style to offer truly distinctive and unique finishes suitable for both commercial and residential settings.
Smooth and cool to touch, the colours and handcrafted finish make each wall an individual art piece.
Even in modern times, Venetian Plaster artisans will use techniques that have remained relatively unchanged for centuries.
In the resulting finish, these techniques remain unsurpassed, thus generating the desire of architects and consumers alike.
Hiring a professional plasterer who has the qualified experience dedicated to this finish is a smart move due to the complex nature of the materials and application process.
Another important time-saving feature of Venetian plaster is the ability to be applied to plasterboard, drywall, tiles, timber paneling and brick.
If you are looking for a somewhat different and super fashionable coating for your walls, ceilings or flooring, Venetian plaster should surely be on your shortlist.
The main attraction is its expensive opulent visual appeal, most people can often mistake it for marble, granite or polished concrete however the best part about Venetian Plaster is the massive reduction in cost and weight when pitted up against comparative natural stones or finishes.
Venetian plaster is a plaster product made of lime and connections with the Roman age dating back centuries with Venice being the birthplace.
The key to its unique appearance – a transparent marble effect – is enhanced by the asymmetrical application.
It is applied in steps first with a primer then (in several layers) with a finishing sealant or wax, which is polished to get the desired effect.
It was traditionally a mix of crushed marble and powdered lime – applied in thin layers and polished to obtain a lustrous finish.
Today it is still primarily based on lime, although there are products on the market that mimic the look of Venetian plaster and use synthetic materials.
Dulux Acratex has a range which includes Marmorino Naturale and Polished Stucco made from marble powders and genuine flaked lime baked in wood – – kilns and aged for 8-10 months.
Venetian plaster can be utilized on a mixture of surfaces including plasterboard, drywall, tiles, timber panelling and brick.
You could also come across other terms for Venetian plaster such as stucco, marmorino and scagliola.
The main difference between traditional plaster and Venetian plaster is that plaster is Gypsum based, gives a matte finish and is usually a single colour.
Venetian plaster is lime-based and polished in most cases to create its unique effect.
You can also create any colour you want by mixing different pigments.
The beauty of Venetian plaster is that the finish can be customised to your taste.
Hiring a specialist Venetian plasterer like Plastering Guys at Wagga Wagga can help you acquire a smooth, textured, polished, metal or high rubric coating to deliver spectacular results.
It is also fire, mildew and UV resistant – and is exceptionally suited for kitchens and bathroom areas.
Even though Venetian plaster is a versatile and durable finish, it is not suitable for use in a shower cubicle or where it is exposed to water directly.
This can cause premature degradation of the product.
You’re far better off using ceramic tiles, slate, granite or water resistant paneling and products in areas of high usage wet areas.
Venetian plastering is a niche part of what a qualified plasterer does from day to day, therefor because its a specialist field costs may be higher compared to traditional plastering of walls and ceilings.
It is also a caustic product, so special personal protection equipment must be used to protect your skin and lungs from adverse health effects.
Expect to invest anywhere from $130 per sqm for a specialist Venetian plaster finish, this is typically more than your standard wet plaster job of around $80 per sqm.
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