Plastering

POLISHED VENETIAN  PLASTERING


Venetian plaster is a smooth and often shiny plaster design that appears textured but is smooth to the
touch. Venetian plaster is one of the most popular and traditional plaster decorations.
Venetian Plaster is a Finishing technique using thin layers of plaster applied with a spatula or trowel and then
burnished to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture.




               


VENETIAN PLASTERING - FINISHES COVERED

   Carrara/Classico/Stucco            Marmorino
   Lime Polished                             Dilavato
   Venetian Acrylic                          Velvet(Chamois)
   Metallic                                         Polished Acrylic

Sandstone Cracle/Colourwash     Texture top waxes


"Venetian plaster" is American-made term to explain the variety of different techniques and materials used to create the polished stucco finish.
The term "Venetian Plaster" is common misconception..
The term "Venetian plaster" is mainly used between architects and designers in the US.
Basic Plaster mix is gypsum, sand and lime or just the gypsum and sand. In other words gypsum is the main material in the plaster mix.
Stucco is the mix of lime and sand (Traditional) and modern stucco is the mix of lime, cement and sand.
So, main material in the modern stucco mix is the cement and traditional mix is non-hydraulic lime or hydraulic lime used in polished stucco.
Venetian polished plasters or lime based finishes have many eco benefits
Natural lime based finishes are breathable
Lime plasters regulate humidity and help to create a healthy living environment
creates a hard wearing stone surface for interiors or exteriors
Can be used in showers and wet rooms




   FAQ-Plastering

Q. What is "Skimmimg"?
A. Skimming is the final coat plaster usually 2-3mm thick. Areas need 2 coats of this & when dry it is ready to be painted.

Q. What is "Floating"?
A. Floating is the base coat plaster to be applied on brick/block work prior to skimming. Matererials used for this are usually: sand & cement, Hardwall or Browning.

Q. Can you skim over "Artex"?
A. Yes. This does usually require a little more work, the ceiling/walls may need scraping before plastering, but plastering over artex is not a problem.

Q. Do I have to remove the wallpaper before the walls are "plastered"?
A. Yes, any type of paper needs to be removed before plastering.


Q. How messy is "plastering", are you going to create a mess in my house?
A. One of the things "The Plaster " offers itself on is cleanliness. All areas will be sheeted, the plastered area will be left the same when finished as it was before we started.


Q. What do I have to do to prepare my room/work area before the "plasterers" arrive?
A. All areas to be worked on should have all the furniture and fittings removed as much as posssible to enable us to have a good working area.


Q. How long before I can "paint my newly plastered wall/Ceiling"?
A. There is no exact time scale for this. As soon as the wall/ceiling is dry (turned light pink) you can paint it. A newly plastered area will go dark brown & then light pink when dry. Obviously the warmer the room the quicker the drying out time. Anything from 2-7 days.


Q. Is there anyting I need to do before "I paint my newly plasterd" area?
A. New plaster needs to be sealed before being painted. This can be done with a plaster sealant or watered down emulsion.




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