What is Venetian Plaster?

Venetian Plaster is a wall and ceiling finish that consists of plaster mixed with marble dust. Venetian Plaster is simply another name for lime plaster. A spatula and trowel are the main tools. We achieve a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture after burnishing multiple, thin layers.

What is the main benefit of Venetian Plaster apart of its unique look?

Venetian plaster is resistant to mold and mildew. This is because the material is breathable, allowing moisture to escape from the walls.

What is Marmorino Plaster?

Marmorino Veneziano is a type of plaster or stucco. It is based on calcium oxide and used for interior and exterior wall decorations. Marmorino plaster can be finished via multiple techniques for a variety of matte, satin, and glossy final effects.

What is Tadelakt?

Tadelakt is a waterproof plaster surface used in Moroccan architecture to make baths, sinks, water vessels, interior and exterior walls, ceilings, roofs, and even floors. It is made from lime plaster, which is rammed, polished, and treated with soap to make it waterproof and water-repellent. Learn_more >

What is Faux Finish?

Faux Finishing and Faux Painting are terms used to describe a wide range of decorative painting or plastering techniques that can mimic the Venetian plaster finish. The name derives from the French word ‘faux’ meaning false. These techniques began with the use of paint or plaster applied to a given surface, to replicate materials such as marble and wood, but has subsequently come to encompass many other decorative finishes for walls and ceilings. As a result, the Faux Process has been used to create the Venetian look but does not have the same “depth” appearance.

What is the Sgraffito technique?

Sgraffito (Italian “to scratch”) is a decorating technique produced by applying layers of colour or colours (underglazes or colored slips). We scratch off parts of the layer, in order to create contrasting images, patterns and texture and reveal the clay colour underneath.

What is Glaze Process?

In brief, the Glaze Process involves using a translucent mixture of paint and glaze. A brush, roller, rag or sponge is the main tool in this case. This creates a multi-tint layer that can add depth to the final appearance. We apply glaze to a base material such as drywall mud or other plaster type material. In order to lock in the colour and provide a slight polished look, we seal the faux glaze with a compatible sealer. The main use of glazes is creation of the stone look of a marble product. This is complete with texture variances and fissures commonly seen in the natural stone.

What is VOCs?

VOCs are gases that are invisibly emitted from certain solids or liquids and pose both a short term and long term hazard to your health. Lime plaster has zero VOCs.

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