Authentic Venetian Plaster from Classic Finish Drywall features skillfully prepared and aged Italian lime and crushed Italian marble.European artisans have used Venetian plaster, or Venetian stucco for centuries in both homes, offices, everyday buildings and on architectural masterpieces. The distinctive beauty of this luxurious wall surfacing has been admired by royalty, architects, designers, artists and upscale home-owners.
A Venetian Plaster surface can contain subtly graduated colors, pastels, bold colors, a rough finish, or – traditionally -- a shiny, many-layered surface that appears to have three-dimensional depth. Basically, any designer paint color, hue or tint can be matched and then enhanced with the imported Italian crushed granite and minerals, and the particular texture itself. Endless possibilities.
The authentic Venetian Plaster is NOT paint. We use ONLY authentic lime, minerals and crushed marble imported from Italy. But any paint color can be matched, and the pigments created specifically for the lime plaster result in high-quality, fade-resistant, all-natural colors. We can create a matte finish (flat) all the way up to a high gloss finish on most of the products we provide. We can also wax surfaces with a special breathable wax that can be polished with a rag after it has dried. The surfaces age gracefully over the years and needs little to no maintenance.
Marmorino is the basis for most Italian lime plasters, and is truly a classic product. Many beautiful finishes can be produced using marmorino. Some are designed for a classic look, others are designed for the typical look of Venetian Plaster, and others for the contemporary look of modern applications. Some have special colored minerals to achieve the affect of stone.
Italian lime plaster, on the other hand, allows moisture to evaporate through the surface of the outer wall, and the look of the wall or surface area becomes even more beautiful over time.
Venetian Plaster finishes can be applied over a wide variety of existing surfaces including painted walls. For these applications, we use a special primer or bonding agent which was made specifically for adhering these products to other surfaces.