Venetian polished plaster oozes pure elegance and class…but then again, anything involving artisan skill and truly fascinating history will always be viewed as something exclusive!
This is particularly true in the case of polished plaster, an intricate form of plastering capable of achieving the most sumptuous appeal. The main effect of polished plaster is to mirror natural stone finishes such as marble, limestone, and concrete surfaces.
When it comes to Venetian plastering, clients quickly discover the numerous benefits of this one-of-a-kind, high-end approach capable of transforming an interior into something truly exceptional.
Today, a vast range of distinct Venetian plaster finishes are available. These beautiful finishes can be applied in various contexts, from exclusive retail showrooms to fashionable hotel foyers, posh salons, and trendy pubs and cafes.
In this article, we’ll give you a brief rundown of the benefits of Venetian plaster and the natural stone finishes that you can create using Meoded’s exclusive range of plasters.
Why is Venetian plaster so popular?
Besides achieving a distinctive and ageless finish, Venetian plaster has grown in popularity for a variety of reasons:
Polished plasters may be used in a myriad of ways. Options abound for natural stone-like finishes, including aged, rustic finishes and those that imitate classic polished marble or cast concrete.
Polished plaster is suited for most smooth surfaces, although some versions may also be used on columns and other architectural aspects. So, if you have sins to conceal, this is definitely the product for you.
Venetian plasters are incredibly long-lasting. This substance, known as a ‘lifetime’ finish, is widely renowned for outlasting any painted finish by several years.
Cleaning is simple, requiring simply a wipe with a moist cloth and mild soap. Deep scuffs, if they occur, can be removed by merely rubbing with mineral wool. By applying a wax coating every two years, dust and dirt can be kept at bay.
Many interior designers choose polished Venetian plaster over tiles and natural stone, especially when their brief calls for a surface that requires little upkeep.
Because there is no grout involved, the polished plaster never has to be re-touched like tiles, and it is not prone to mold or discoloration, which are some of the less appealing characteristics connected with grout.
Furthermore, because it is a lime-based plaster, it will be less prone to cracking and shrinking.
Polished plaster components, such as glass, granite, and marble are produced from natural sources and are toxin-free (there are no VOC’s released!) Furthermore, because the product is lime-based, it does an excellent job of collecting carbon dioxide.
The high pH lime used to manufacture the plaster mixture is also fungicidal and antibacterial. The product is also breathable, so it will dry rapidly if it gets wet or moist due to humid weather.
This stops moisture from being trapped beneath the surface, protecting the building’s fabric and regulating humidity effectively.
Venetian Plaster Finishes
We have four standard Venetian plaster treatments at Meoded that can be combined and slightly tweaked to create results that will take your breath away.
Stucco Lamundo Gloss: Polished Marble Finish
Stucco Lamundo is an interior Venetian plaster that’s easy to apply and highly durable. It feels smooth and soft to the touch, and it has lovely reflecting characteristics that bounce light around the interior area.
Stucco Lamundo’s natural combination of limestone and marble dust provides a distinct glossy appearance with ease of application.
Typically utilized in modern designs, either in subtle colors or as a standout element, it will give your space a high-end look and feel.
Marmorino Tintoretto: Natural Smooth Finish
Marmorino Tintoretto is a Venetian plaster with a flat to low sheen finish appropriate for both interior and outdoor uses. It’s the perfect blend of premium limestone and crushed marbles giving your walls a subtle mottled look.
Marmorino Tintoretto may be used to create an assortment of textures, including a low sheen smooth finish, a fine skip trowel effect, and glazed effects.
Marmorino Palladino: Bold Textures
Marmorino Palladino has a medium-size marble grain and is ideal for producing gorgeous, smooth stone surfaces and creating authentic Italian textures (these textures are known for their warmth and dramatic appearance).
Other textures include a distressed marble-like finish or various natural stone finishes.
Tonachino Firenze: Mediterranean Sand Finish
Maybe you don’t want anything nice and silky — perhaps you want something a little porous and sandy? Tonachino Firenze, a lime plaster, adds a Mediterranean sand finish to any interior or exterior wall area.
It is a perfect blend of marble dust, river sands, and slaked lime that has been created to provide a sandy, porous texture. It’s naturally beachy and lively, ideal for generating a laid-back appeal.
Meoded Makes Creating a Natural Stone Finish Easy
At Meoded, we specialize in all elements of Venetian plastering for residential, commercial, and retail customers.
To provide you with peace of mind and daily appreciation of your bespoke walls and ceilings in your house, we only use the best quality materials that are environmentally safe, antimicrobial, and free of VOCs.
The possibilities are limitless, and we look forward to collaborating with you to bring your vision to life.
Plan and obtain professional advice about the layout and design of your project. Whether you’re looking for a bit of inspiration or direction with your Natural Stone Finishes, the knowledgeable and experienced team at Meoded can help! We know what we’re talking about (particularly when it comes to Venetian Plaster), so don’t hesitate to contact us!