Q: What is Venetian Plaster?
plaster is a wall and ceiling finish using thin
layers of plaster applied with a spatula or trowel
which are then burnished to create a smooth surface
with the illusion of depth and texture. Venetian
plaster first made popular in the 1550's in Venice,
Italy. In the last few years it has become one of
Q: Where are the plasters from?
A: We use imported plasters from Italy.
Q: What other names is venetian plaster referred to?
plaster is often referred to as old world plaster,
decorative stucco, venetian stucco, italian plaster,
polished plaster, architectural plaster or decorative
Q: What kinds of surfaces can you apply Venetian
A: We can apply Venetian
Plaster to existing plaster walls, gypsum plastered,
or painted walls, new or existing drywall, tile, wood,
concrete or brick surfaces. Surfaces must be clean,
free of dust, grease and moisture.
Q: How long does the average wall take from start
A: It depends on which plaster finish you choose.
Some require as many as 3 steps and with drying time
they may take up to 2 days. However, most finishes
can be done within 3 days.
Q: How are these products different than the products
at the home improvement stores?
A: Most products you will find in home improvement
stores are essentially thick paint. If you compare
the two products side by side, you will definitely
see and feel a difference. The application of Venetian
plaster requires a trained hand.
Q:Are these finishes toxic?
A: No, the finishes are not toxic. The standards in
Europe are much stricter than in the USA. The natural
plasters we use are composed of natural ingredients
which contain fine lime putty, marble dust, colored
marble dusts and silica's. Natural earth oxides are
used to pigment the plasters.
Q: What if I want to change in the future?
A: You can just paint right over the walls because
there are no waxes. Sometimes, you can just go over
it with another coat of the product to change the
Q: How do I clean my new walls?
A: In most cases, you can use soap and water or even
put some ammonia in the water.
Q: Are there samples available?
A: Yes. You can find more than 1000
samples of modern and classic finishes to choose
the one that fits with your needs. Available sample
dimensions are 4x4 inch and 10.1/4x10.1/4 inch.
Q:Can you customize a plaster finish just for me?
A: Yes. Because of he artistic nature of Venetian
plaster application, each wall will be a unique statement
with its own distinctive look.
Q: How many different types of plaster do you use?
classic - is a fine European plaster created with
marble dust It can be stenciled or glazed and is a
very, very durable finish. Metallic
Marmorino - A shimmer effect in gold, silver and
copper. Metallic Marmotino effect changes depending
on the refraction of light against the surface and
your point of reference. Marmorino
Carrara - stone like in a matt or shiny finish.
Can be applied in pitted & dragged finishes,with multiple
colors. Intonachino- A textured decorative plaster
in various grain sizes. Tadelakt is a traditional
Moroccan water-proof, shiny lime-based plaster which
can be used on the interior and exteriors of buildings.
It is suitable for pools, spas, shower cubicles, wet
rooms and steam rooms. Tadelakt is the perfect alternative
to tiles. Sale Pepe - Decorative salt and pepper finish.
* coccio pesto- using crushed red terracota