The Different Finishes
Grassello-lucidatoHighly polished plaster for a luxurious glossy finish. For internal use
Fine MarmorinoSmooth polished plaster, with subtle variations of tones. For both internal and external use.
Coarse MarmorinoLightly polished plaster with a more grainy appearance to achieve burred and marbleised effects.
PittedRugged appearance to create the appearance and feel of lightly polished limestone.
DraggedRugged and grainy semi-polished plaster with striations of texture running through the surface to give the allure of natural stone.
TravertineSubtle stone-like effect which has a light open texture and a directional quality similar to that of natural travertine stone.
Custom finishesOriginal and unique in order to create your desired finish
The art of Venitian plastering
The art of Venitian plastering dates back to the mid-1500’s. The origins of the term can be traced back to America, where it was used to explain the wide diversity of techniques and materials used in its creation.
Today, the skills used in the creation of Venetian plaster are much sought after and they are a dying art form in many areas of the painting and decorating industry.
A beautiful finish with depth & texture
It is a finishing technique that is created by combining thin layers of plaster applied to a surface with a spatula or trowel and then burnished. This in turn creates a smooth surface that emits the illusion of depth and texture.
It creates a beautiful finish that ranges from a glossy marble styling to a warm and worn look.
Not only breathable, but anti-mould
The primary ingredient used in the creation of the surfaces is surprisingly not plaster, but gypsum, sand and Slaked Lime, produced from calcium carbonate that is mined and heated. Lime is alkaline in nature and is not only breathable but anti-mould.
After priming the wall, the plasterer has to mix the plaster thoroughly.
The plaster is thinly spread across the surface
Once the technique and colour combination have been resolved, the plaster is thinly spread across the surface using long and short random strokes. The plaster is left to dry for four hours before applying a second coat.
Once the second coat has been stroked on all voids and recessed areas are filled, another 24 hours are needed before top coating or burnishing can begin.