Venetian Plaster

Things You Need To Know About Venetian Plaster

Venetian Plaster is used for ceiling and wall finishing, which contains plaster with some marble dust. It gives a rock-hard, polished, and marble-like look. Venetian plaster is used in the places where marbles cannot be used and fitted—areas like walls, ceiling, columns, corbels, and curved walls. You can tint the Venetian plaster as per your desired color before applying it to the surface. You can use natural and synthetic colorants. An aesthetically pleasing Venetian plaster application with colors that are not naturally available gives your room a stylish look. You can also use a top layer of wax sealant to make the Venetian plaster waterproof. 

Why is Venetian Plaster more popular?

If you want to feel like you live inside Rothko painting, then Venetian plaster should be your choice. The material is there from ancient years. But, the comeback is made during the unforgettable “Tuscan” decorating movement of the ’90s. But, now many interior designers are using Venetian Plaster for home styling as the plaster loving people are increasing. As technology increases, the application of lime plasters made easier. So, it becomes more popular and more and more people are interested in having an excellent looking plaster for their interiors. Everyone is very much interested in designing the house as per the usage. So, the differentiation of indoors and outdoors is increasing day-by-day, so different limestone plasters are growing. Limestone plastering gives the earth on the wall look.

What are the colors I can choose for my walls?

There are many popular colors in Venetian Plaster. But, earthy tones like white, beige, gray, brown, and black give your walls a natural look. White is something you can choose if you are in doubt. 

What are the materials that are used to make Venetian Plaster?

Venetian plaster is most commonly referred to as putty, a combination of fired limestone and water. When mixed, it is called lime plaster. Venetian plaster and lime plaster are the same things. And when this plaster is applied to the wall, the air’s carbon dioxide makes the application again into limestone. For simple understanding, it starts as limestone and ends up being limestone. This is the magic that our ancestors in Greece and Egypt used for their walls. There is a slight difference between the Venetian plaster from other plasters because there are no aggregates mixed in Venetian plasters. For instance, Tadelakt and Marmorino kind of platers includes glass, marble, and granites. 

These look similar to the Venetian plaster, but the slight difference is that the aggregates give a thickness and give some subtle texture to the surface’s overall appearance.

How can we identify the look and feel of Venetian plasters?

Venetian plasters look very earthy and feel softy. When a thin layer is applied, it gives a glowy finish, which provides an appearance of depth and movement.

Why do people love to use this for their home styling?

There is an interplay with the natural light and the lime plaster, which is exhilarating. It feels like there is a light that is emitting inside the wall. The quality of it gives a simple and aesthetic look to the walls. Venetian plaster warms up and also pared-down the entire space at a time. This is the best part of using this plaster. It enhances the focus on essentials parts of the area if used rightly. If you can design your doors with some Kerf jambs instead of the traditional jamb, the house’s entire look will change instantly. It will give a visual treat, and you will be proud of your choice every single day.