Polished Venetian Plaster
Venetian plaster derives its name from polished plaster – a term for the finish of some plasters and for the description of new and updated forms of traditional Italian plaster finishes. The term covers a whole range of decorative plaster finishes – from the very highly polished Venetian plaster and Marmorino to the rugged look of textured polished plasters. Polished plaster is mainly used internally, on walls and ceilings, to give a finish that looks like polished marble, travertine, or limestone. Polished plaster is usually sealed with a protective layer of wax.
Authentic Venetian polished 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. Venetian plaster techniques include marmorino, scagliola, and sgraffito.
Lancaster Painters Australia provide an authentic Venetian polished plaster service for homes and business in Australia. We source our products direct from Italy, retaining the look and quality of Italian plaster finishes found in many homes and businesses in Italy.