Venetian stucco in the interior

Venetian plaster became popular even in the early days of the Renaissance. In those days, the material used was crystalline and based on lime and marble flour. A good specialist with the help of this technology is able to create a real work of art. The finishing of Venetian decorative plaster can decorate any room.

The modern Venetian plaster on the wall is not very different from the ancient original, it remained transparent, and after a special method of application has the effect of marble. In shops this material is mainly packaged in cans of 7-25 kg and has a thick colorless consistency.

Advantages of Venetian plaster

  1. The main advantage of Venetian plaster is the possibility of its painting in almost any color. The treated surface is more like marble, when 2-3 shades of the same color are mixed.
  2. Water resistant and easy to clean.
  3. The effect of the marble mosaic.
  4. Durability.
  5. No odor.
  6. Quickly dries.

The technology of applying Venetian plaster

The essence of the technology is to apply to the surface of some of the thinnest layers, which are chaotic spots. The technique should remain so as to achieve a shade transition, as if the color stretching. Combining a large number of such stretch marks and creating an effect of the depth of the material.

Later the surface is covered with layers of translucent substance, and the more such balls are formed, the more noticeable becomes the feeling that there is polished marble in front of you. It is worth noting that each layer is smoothed, that is, it is manually polished with a spatula or a float. Align to an absolute smooth, glossy surface. Such a multi-layered sandwich, which consists of marble dust balls, a binder and dye, is combed to a thickness of about 1 mm. A specialist can do this work up to an hour on one square meter. Because of the intensity of this process, heat is released, the deposited material melts and a strong, thin crust forms.

The master must be a little artist. Plasterer should initially represent what the final result will be. Traditionally, the painting of Venetian plaster is done in one tone, but various contrast solutions, geometric patterns, spots are allowed. Modern possibilities allow from the Venetian plaster to create frescos, panels. Such a painting is applied to the last wet layer and absorbed into the previous layers. Over time, this pattern can not be erased and, moreover, it becomes an additional protective coating.

After the plaster has dried, the wall is covered with beeswax, it complements the optical effect and enhances the gloss. Waxing adds to the wall more moisture resistance, so you can often see Venetian plaster in the design of the bathroom.

Classical Venetian plaster in the interior is an expensive pleasure, as a result of which a lot of imitations of such finishing appeared on the market. As a rule, these are acrylic-based paints, wallpaper under painting with a similar pattern. Especially popular is the tile with the image of Venetian plaster. After many years, tile is used as a finishing material for the bath, and the trend of fashion for the Venetian motif did not leave designers indifferent in this area.

When using Venetian plaster, you can achieve a sense of some charm, brilliance and luxury. This option of finishing the walls will give a neat effect of antiquity and will emphasize all the advantages of your premises.