Have you ever been watching your favorite movie and marveled at the beauty of that scene? It’s probably one of those moments where everything comes together perfectly. The characters look great, the lighting is great, and even their expressions look great. There’s something about this kind of shot that makes you feel like you’re seeing something really special or unique – not because it’s done well, but because it has something about it that makes you stop what you’re doing and pay attention. That’s what Italian finishes have to offer.
There are so many things to think about when it comes to renovating your home, from the paint to the wall texture, the floor finish and so much more. Unfortunately, most of the time, people end up buying the wrong products because they don’t know what they look like or how easy they are to apply themselves. As a result, they end up buying a product that doesn’t match their taste or worse – doesn’t match the rest of the decor in their home! So, we here explain all about venetian plasters that go a long way in creating such surreal looks.
What is Venetian plaster?
The word ‘Venetian’ roughly translates to ‘Plaster of Venice’. This is due to the fact that it is made of marble dust mixed with lime plaster. Stucco is also derived from the Italian word ‘stucco’ meaning ‘brick’ or ‘brick-like’. While the use of lime based plasters can be traced back thousands of years, it wasn’t until the Italian Renaissance that stucco became an important building material in the building process of Venice.
Durable, versatile, and classically authentic, Venetian Plast requires a layered application process to achieve an extraordinary depth of texture that is unparalleled in imitation products. The best way to apply this product is with one of our premium trowel or spatula to achieve a perfect surface finish.
What are the benefits of Venetian plaster?
In addition to its luxurious look, there are many other advantages to using venetian plast that are not found in basic paint and render formulations, such as:
It is designed for humid environments and is highly resistant to moisture. It is also non flammable, making it suitable for use in kitchens and bathrooms. Unlike paint and render which deteriorate and break down over time, Venetian plaster takes in carbon dioxide from the environment and hardens over time when properly applied.
The durability of Venetian Plasters is further enhanced by their natural breathability, which makes them impervious to bacteria, dust mites, molds and mildew, without the need for any chemical additives. Because of their low VOC content, they are also very low in or completely free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making them an excellent choice for your home.
You can use Venice Plasters on most interior walls and floors, as well as on exterior surfaces. For a unique look that will keep your everyday space looking its best for many years to come, you can use these Italian wall finishes for your kitchen or bathroom also.