With Venetian, a high-gloss, lime-based, Venetian polished plaster you can create mirror-like walls and ceilings of great depth and clarity. As ‘Venetian’ is a porous, eco-friendly, natural material and naturally regulates humidity (it allows the walls to breathe), you can use it for eco-friendly and Passive House (passivhaus) projects, restorations and renovations of old or listed buildings.
Venetian is very ‘juicy’, which means enable easy spreadability and nice reflectivity for you! With this polished plaster you’ll get a great balance between look and workability.
To create a metallic Venetian plaster look you can apply Patina waxes on top of Venetian.
Impera Italia’s Advice™
As has been mentioned, we offer this finish as the last coat on top of other natural Venetian polished plasters like Grassello Naturale, you can also use it on it’s own for a mirror-look with a terrific depth. As a result, we can highly recommend it on it’s own if you’d like to see the best possible glossiness with natural look!
Venetian plaster has many trade names, like Venetian, Polished plaster, Stucco Veneziano, Stucco Lucido, Venetian stucco, Lucidato, Grassello di Calce, Classico, Luciano, but all of them represent one product, a fine putty, enriched with marble dust able to achieve a glossy finish.
A: You should only use this product for interior decor and you have to carefully protect it when you apply in showers and it would get in direct contact with water. For more information discuss your requirements with one of our sales advisers.
Q: Can you put Venetian directly on top of tiles?
A: No, you should not put it directly on tiles, due to it’s fineness; it can not level the grouting.
Q: Can you put Venetian on floors?
A: No, you shouldn’t use it as a flooring, for that purpose use products like our micro cement.
Q: How durable is Venetian?
A: As you apply Venetian on thin coats and due to it’s mineral nature it’s prone to scratching when applied in areas where people can regularly get in contact with it. Our advice is to create a protective coat (of wax like Wax D’Arte or other protectors) to ensure good durability.
Q: How accurate are the colours of Venetian?
A: Even though the colouring methods we use are very accurate, the mineral nature of the plaster and various application methods always affect the colours. Make sure to use the same batch for larger areas.
Q: How resistant are the colours of Venetian?
A: We directly insert and mix the pigments to the product, and once it’s applied the crystallisation (chemical hardening) ensures a good colour resistance.
Q: Do I really need a primer? Is PVA suitable as a primer?
A: The manufacturer’s and our advice is to always use the primer to ensure proper bonding. Please use our Universal Primer for that purpose.
Q: What is the process of applying another finish on top of the existing Venetian?
A: Sand and prime the finish to make it ready for painting or plastering.
Q: Do I need a specialist to apply these finishes?
A: We believe that training is essential to achieve the best look. We advise you to make sure that the applicator is trained and experienced.
Q: How long does Venetian stay applicable when unused?
A: This product has a shelf life of 1 year + when you store it under the correct conditions.