Frequently asked questions

What is Venetian plastering, and how is it different from regular plaster?

Venetian plastering is an ancient decorative technique that originated in Italy. It involves applying multiple thin layers of plaster, typically made from a mixture of marble dust, slaked lime, and other natural materials. The process creates a smooth, polished surface with a luxurious, glossy appearance. Unlike regular plaster, which is typically used for functional purposes, Venetian plaster is primarily used for its aesthetic appeal and can be customised with various textures and finishes.

What are the benefits of Venetian plastering?

Venetian plastering offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Aesthetics: Venetian plaster creates a stunning, sophisticated look that adds depth and character to any space.
  • Durability: When applied correctly, Venetian plaster is highly durable and can withstand the test of time.
  • Versatility: It can be used on various surfaces, such as walls, ceilings, columns, and even furniture.
  • Customization: With a wide range of textures, colors, and finishes available, Venetian plaster allows for limitless customization to match individual preferences and interior design themes.
  • Breathability: The natural composition of Venetian plaster allows for the passage of air and moisture, creating a breathable environment.
Is Venetian plaster suitable for both residential and commercial spaces?

Absolutely! Venetian plastering is versatile and can be used in both residential and commercial settings. In homes, it adds an air of elegance and luxury to living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. In commercial spaces, Venetian plaster can create a sophisticated ambiance in offices, hotels, restaurants, and retail stores.

How long does Venetian plaster last, and does it require maintenance?

When applied correctly and maintained properly, Venetian plaster can last for many years. Its durability is influenced by the quality of materials used and the expertise of the artisan. Regular maintenance typically involves dusting and cleaning with a soft cloth or microfibre mop to preserve its luster.

Can Venetian plaster be applied over existing surfaces, such as drywall or painted walls?

Yes, Venetian plaster can be applied over various surfaces, including drywall, painted walls, and even concrete. However, proper surface preparation is essential for ensuring a smooth and long-lasting finish. It is best to consult with a professional plastering contractor to assess the condition of the existing surface and determine the appropriate preparation and application process.

Our philosophy

We believe that every space has the potential to be a canvas for creativity and self-expression.