decorative plaster finishes

Vanetian Plaster

   Venetian Plaster or Stucco Veneziano is a finishing technique used to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture. It is also used to imitate stone effects that will look and feel just like real stone.

The authentic Venetian plaster is mainly made from marble dust, slacked lime, white glue and/or linseed oil, but every Italian plaster (stucco) has it’s own formula.This material is not known only for it’s beautiful appearance, meaning and ability to imitate different stone effects, but is also known as the healthiest Eco-friendly painting material that exist.

  It is the presence of lime that makes Venetian plasters antibacterial, also mold & mildew resistant blocking the growth of mold as it was originally made to resist high humidity levels of Venice. Venetian Plaster is highly recommended by interior designers, architects and painting companies.

   In combination with metallic paint finishes, stencils and other painting materials, the creativity and usability becomes endless. Highly recommended for walls and ceilings of: hallways, bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, powder rooms, kids rooms, home theaters, offices, bars, restaurants, stores, etc.

Veneziano Lucido - Polished High Gloss Colored Plaster

Venetian plaster has a very unique finish and it can’t be achieved with any type of paint or other material. The authentic venetian plaster or stucco lucido is made of slacked lime, marble dust and linseed oil, and protected with a clear coat of wax or Marseille Soap paste. Earth pigments were used to achieve different colors. The Stucco Lucido Venetian plaster has resisted the test of time and it has became a very important part of many historical buildings in Europe. In the last 15 years it has become very popular in the United States and other parts of the world. It is the most amazing treatment for both modern and antique walls and ceilings of any room of the house, hallway, store, hotel, religious buildings, etc

There are two types of the Venetian plaster that can achieve about the same smooth and high gloss finish, but they are different when it comes to quality. The first and best is the authentic Venetian plaster which is the organic Eco-friendly painting material that we described above, and the second is the synthetic Venetian plaster that is made from synthetic materials. The second one is more cost effective since the material is not as expensive as the authentic one.

Both materials can be tinted in almost any desired color and achieve beautiful plaster finishes. If metallic effects are used, even more modern or dramatic looks can be achieved, leaving the artist with unlimited possibilities for creativity

Marmorino - The texture of the old World

Marmorino is a textured plaster finish made from crushed marble or marble dust, lime putty and white glue. Marmorino can create smooth plaster texture or very rough texture. This depends on the technique used on the application also on the  material used, since different brands make Marmorino plaster with different grids of marble dust. This material like every other Venetian plaster can be tinted in almost any desired color. Best and long lasting results are achieved when natural pigments are used.

Marmorino can also be combined with other types of Venetian plaster types and give the artist the ability to create and achieve unlimited number of finishes. Marmorino can be used to achieve different modern  and traditional looks for residential and commercial projects. Lots of restaurants in Manhattan, New York City use this decorative plaster finish material to bring the warm traditional European country style in their walls and ceilings.

Its waterproofing and anti-bacterial qualities as well as visual effects have also made it very desirable for luxury bathrooms and other wet areas. Not confined to interior use, it can be seen on the exterior of many buildings to great effect.

Decorative Concrete Plaster

Veneer or make any surface, walls, ceiling, doors, columns etc. look and feel like real concrete.