Marble Finish Course Overview
During the Marble Finish course in our London training centre, you will learn how to apply Venetian plasters or polished plasters to create a genuine, marble-like and veined look. We will show you how to use the best marble plaster for this purpose, our Luciano, to decorate walls and ceilings, combining a vast range of colours.
The Marble finish course is led by our Master applicator trained in Italy, with many years and thousands of square meters of experience, who will demonstrate the techniques and will make sure that you can do them yourself. We recommend this training for you if you are already familiar with the basic applications and methods.
There will be a brief explanation of the surface preparation, to ensure you have the right look and are able to achieve a durable finish. We will also show you the best method to protect these fantastic finishes!
Additional Course Perks
The Marble Plastering course comes with a complimentary lunch each day at a local Italian restaurant that serves homemade Italian and English dishes. As part of this course, you’re also eligible for a 15% discount on all materials purchased on the day (except tools, 5 % discount), including our Venetian plaster starter pack, and Venetian Plastering Tool Kit
Who Should Attend Our Marble Finish Course
We can recommend this course for you if you are already an experienced Venetian plasterer or decorative artist. You would need to have the right trowel skills and an eye for detail if you’d like to imitate real marble with polished plasters. Don’t worry, we will build on your knowledge and make sure you get to a stage where you can confidently do these finishes yourself!
What should you bring?
Please bring with you protective clothing or clothes you can spare, and gloves as this is a hands-on course.
This Marble Plastering course does explore or teach the basics of Venetian Polished Plastering (if you miss this, book our 3 day Venetian Plastering course). This course focuses on a very specific, highly sophisticated finish, therefore, some prior Venetian Polished Plaster experience is needed.
On completion of the Marble Finish course, you will receive the following:
- Impera Italia Course Certificate
- Marketing material for your future clients
- Most popular Venetian Plaster finishes sample boards, size 600x400mm
- Sample of various types of Venetian plaster, metallic paints, waxes
- Venetian Plastering trowel (200×80mm)
- Impera Italia trainee discount code
- Access to Impera Italia Cooperation Gate for future projects (Impera Showroom use)
- Access to Impera Italia technical support
- Invaluable know how, tips, skills, and confidence
The course starts at 9 am and finishes at 4 pm. The following 4 key areas will be covered:
|Luciano||High-Gloss Acrylic polished plaster|
B. Other products
|Primer||smooth and textured|
|Protectors||sealers and sealants|
C. Repairs, Surface Preparation and After-care
How to handle and repair accidental damage
How to properly assess, and prepare any substrate for Venetian plastering
How to calculate Venetian Plaster material
How to re-seal or re-protect a surface
How to change the effect/look
How to deal with small or large projects
How to deal with wet room applications
How to deal with fundamental or superficial cracks
How to deal with preparation work, Anti-crack and corners
How to modify the effect/look on site
How to wet room applications (bathrooms, shower cubicles, etc.)
How to maintain and clean Venetian Plaster
‘What can go wrong’
You will become familiar with the selection and maintenance of Venetian plastering tools.
E. Working with Colours and Colouring
We will explain and show the differences between manual and industrial colouring, colour resistance.
A: Yes, this course is thought on walls and boards! You will create your own feature wall, corners included.
Q: How can I become an approved Venetian plaster applicator?
A: This course is not part of our approved scheme.
Q: Why do you teach this course with a single plaster?
A: As the technique is very complex we are going to show you how to work with the best and easiest-to-use plaster.
Q: I’ve seen an interesting finish on your site. Would it be possible to add it to the list of finishes that I would learn?
A: No. This course is for the veined, marble-like Venetian polished plaster look only.
Q: Do you offer on-site training?
A: Yes, please contact us for further details!
Q: Is there parking available onsite?
A: Yes, we have a reserved parking area that you can book or you can use local, free parking.