Venetian Plaster has been around for thousands of years due to its low maintenance and high durability. It is made up of marble dust and fired limestone. Our artisan can apply Venetian Plaster to achieve a high polish marble finish or a rough stone-like marble finish. With any color you have in mind, we can make it happen.
Venetian plaster is a wall and ceiling finish consisting of plaster mixed with marble dust, applied with a spatula or trowel in thin, multiple layers, which are then burnished to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture. Some of our Venetian plaster includes marmorino "type of plaster product", scagliola " a technique that mimics marble or stone", and sgraffito "a technique that uses contrasting colors and surface texture". When left un-burnished, Venetian plaster has a matte finish that is rough and stone-like to the touch. Our Venetian plaster can also be smooth as glass or stenciled.
When applied correctly, Venetian plaster can be used to create a highly polished, rock-hard, marble-like finish. Venetian plaster is especially useful on surfaces where marble panels could not be installed easily, and on surfaces that would be too expensive to have carved from real marble such as columns, corbels, and curved walls.
Venetian plaster can be tinted, or colored using natural or synthetic colorants. The ability to tint Venetian plaster is especially helpful when a specific color of "marble" is desired, or when a color that does not exist naturally is wanted. We are experts in fully customizing all texture and colors our client want.
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