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What is "Venetian Plaster"?



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The term "Venetian Plaster" seems to have become an umbrella term that covers many different types of colored plaster finishes, in the same way "Faux Finish" covers many different types of decorative painting, I.E., Sponging, Ragging, Marbling, Shadow painting, etc...

Within "Venetian Plaster", we have Polished Stone, Metal Effects, Old World Tuscan, Distressed Leather, and many others.

As with any product, each manufacturer will give them all different names. Just look at the different names given to "blue" in a paint fan deck and you'll know what we mean.

"Venetian Plaster" started out many centuries ago in Venice, Italy. At the time, people of standing loved the way Marble (from all over their world) looked. The problem was that real marble was too heavy to actually use. It would sink the building. So the craftsmen of the day developed a way to add "pulverized" marble powder to plaster. This would give the material a polishing capability that would leave a polished stone look.

Today, many companies have developed products that give not only "polished stone" appearance, but other appearances as well.

With each of them, a desired effect is accomplished by layering multiple coats of materials to achieve the differing looks. Many of them appear here, in the Gallery Of Finishes. You can see a few of the textures and designs that are achievable with these products. But nothing compares to seeing them and feeling them up close and in person.

These finishes give that "WOW" effect every time.

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