VENETIAN PLASTER -decorative tints - contains real marble dust which adds to the beauty of the
finish. Traditional Venetian plaster is made of lime or gypsum and applied over laths, which are
horizontal strips of wood, fastened to the joists and studs of a wall. Venetian Polish becomes fully
washable three weeks after application. It is non-toxic.
You control the sheen level of the finish by the amount of sanding and burnishing done on the finish
plaster coat. Various looks are possible with the Venetian Plaster system, such as polished marble,
stone, or suede. The more the surface is polished the more translucent the finish becomes; this
translucency creates the depth seen in real marble. The finish is so smooth it feels like genuine
marble. In fact, Venetian Plaster was formulated to imitate a complicated ‘Old World’ Italian
technique called “Scagliola”.
The application on lime supports is recommended, but it can also be applied on plaster or
by-products, old hydro paints, only if strong and well-fixed, after the application of a coat of