Decorate Your Home with Venetian Polished Plaster

On May 31, 2018 by Lara Buck

Everyone needs a decorative outlook for their place. Venetian Polished plaster is a modern term that depicts an ancient decorative coating. It is different from painting. It is soft and gives appearance of depth. Some new methods have made it easier. They have skilled craftsman, but because of some new products one can also do it self-sufficiently by following a few steps and also by buying a few materials:

  1. Tools Needed

Venetian Polished Plaster Tools

  • Sander
  • Rags
  • Mud pan
  • Paint tray
  • 3/4″ nap roller and handle
  • 400-600-grit sandpaper
  • Paintbrush or roller
  • Gloves
  1. Raw Materials Required

Venetian Polished Plaster Raw Materials

  • Latex paint
  • Tinted venetian plaster
  • Water
    1. Steps To Apply Venetian Polished Plaster

Venetian Plaster

  • Preparation of the wall or the room is the first step. This step includes cleaning of the room and floor. The walls of the room should not have any cracks or dirt. Once the walls are cleaned properly, painting is the next thing to do.
  • Now the Venetian Polished Plaster is mixed properly by adding all the products. Avoid touching, it may cause some skin problems. Now start applying it in your wall thoroughly. You can either use paintbrush or a roller. However, it is easy to use roller and it is also much faster way to apply. Don’t worry about the white areas because you can fill that area while applying the last coat. Now you have to wait for about three to four hours for the plaster to get dry, before applying the second coat.
  • Start applying the plaster in same strokes. Keep in mind that now you have to fill all the white areas. A Hundred percent coverage is needed. Now let it dry.
  • The final step is to sand or to rub the surface with the use of sand paper (400 or 600 grit).
      1. Tips To Remember When Getting A Venetian Polished

Venetian Polished Plaster

  • This plaster is nontoxic and also breathable. It also contains natural materials. Venetian Polished Plaster is long lasting. It does not lose its flexibility, as you do not need to re-plaster it. It protects the wall from fungi or other bacteria. Depending on these qualities and other benefits it is more costly than other plasters. Like other plasters, it does not contain other materials like glass or granite which adds a thickness and needs higher maintenance.
  • Venetian Polished Plaster is not that easy to apply. Various tools are required.
  • It requires a clean wall or surface to apply. The dirt and cracks needs to be cleared properly before using Venetian Plaster. Cleaning also includes applying one coat paint (minimum). Using the right trowel is important to keep in mind. Thin trowel will be the best option, as it is important to spread the coat evenly.
  • It’s not an easy process. It needs experienced hands. Each and every layer is important and need to be applied very carefully. Smooth walls require smooth application and perfect finishing.
  • It is very essential to check a product before use, so you should always check the quality of the plaster, by making a sample.
  • Venetian Polished plaster is good for interiors only. Not only inside houses, you can also use it inside shops, restaurants etc. But it is not good for the outer surface as rain, cold and sunlight will damage it.

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