You can make any room memorable by the details. The elegant effect of Venetian plaster on the walls, ceilings and fixtures can be achieved without spending as much as marble. Here is a short guide to Venetian mortar.
Venetian plaster can be used on ceilings and walls. It is made of a mixture plaster and marble dust. Use a spatula/trowel to spread the mixture over the desired surface in thin layers. The finish will dry to a stone-like, matte, rough surface. This can be easily damaged and broken if it is left alone. Venetian plaster can be properly burnished to give it a high-quality, smooth finish with a sense of texture and depth. Venetian plaster can be colored or tinted to give it a marble-like appearance. This wall covering looks great when you want it to look like real marble.
Venetian plasters boast a long and proud history. They transport you to the ancient age. In the 1500s, Venetian plasters were used as building materials. Andrea Palladio (an Italian architect) rediscovered Venice’s stunning villas. These beautiful plasters were known as Stucco Veneziano. These plasters were first used in decoration by wealthy Venice homes around 1600. It soon found a significant place in European and Italian homes.
Venetian Plasters come from several ingredients. Lime and marble are the main ingredients. These plasters are prepared using acrylic and pigment binding agents. Venetian Plasters can be made more durable by adding synthetic polymers. Venetian plasters last longer than marbles. They are made from fine marble powder mix, calcium hydroxide, and slaked Lime.
Some skills are required to apply Venetian mortars. Today, pre-mixed plasters also exist. These plasters are readily available in the local hardware stores. These amazing effects were achieved by skilled craftsmen in Rome and ancient Greece. These tasks are now much simpler.
Venetian plasters offer a durable wall finish that will last for many years. This makes them a popular choice for designers. Many of the finishes can be cleaned easily with dirt because they are so smooth. Traditional lime and marble recipes will “age” over time and cure in time to form a surface that is as hard as marble.
You should be careful with the building surfaces you use today. Movement from below the finish could lead to cracks. Two coats each of lime and sand plaster were applied to the walls of Venice’s original Venice. This created a solid surface on which the marble plaster finishes could be applied. Plasterboard used on stud walls and dry lining would make this the weakest component of the structure.
Although the finishes can be sealed with natural beeswax once they have been made, it is recommended that you keep them free from dust and rewax them as necessary, usually every two years. It is recommended to add waterproofing and paraffin wax to protect the finish from dirt and water, as in the case of a bathroom or kitchen.
They should be sealed properly and cleaned with a clean, dry cloth. Dirt will settle on the surface of wax so be sure to wipe it off. You should not wash away any dirt that has accumulated over time. If the plaster has become compromised, it will only serve to spread dirt. Special cleaning paste can be used to wrap the dirt around and allow it to be cleaned up. Next, you should re-wax your surface.
Some people have to exercise caution when choosing polished plasters for feature walls. The next step is to not use a decorative finish and to take it easy with the color and style. To be bold, one must not be restricted by the false belief that bold is to be outrageous.
Although natural tones have a beauty that is unmistakable, not all people would want to have their whole living room decorated in the most vivid and intense colours. A feature wall is intended to be an accent and not the entire effect of the room. An Italian wall finish chosen well can set the tone for the room and bring out the colours of textiles and furniture nearby.
When decorating a space of a certain size, rich dark colours can be used to create an atmosphere that is distinctly stylish. The staterooms in country houses and palaces are a celebration of style. They were decorated with bold choices of colour and many of the pioneers of using Venetian plaster. In these large areas, weak colours such as paint can easily be lost. You also have the opportunity to display your creativity.
It is possible to combine a bold colour with polished plaster, bringing contemporary style and inspiration to your design.