Venetian Plaster Starter Pack
This Venetian plaster starter pack features a selection of the finest Italian Venetian plasters and metallic finishes which were carefully curated and have been sourced from some of the best producers. The single purpose of these packs is to provide you with ample materials so you can apply and experiment with a great variety of plasters, colours and effects.
The Venetian plaster selection consists of the following products (for quantities and sizes, please see the “Specifications and Application” section):
The meticulously crafted Marmorino Fino, with a very fine Italian marble grain and excellent putty, for stone-like, textured, concrete-look and smooth finishes.
Travertino from CAP Arreghini was created with a great deal of devotion and lime to enable artists to create an extremely rich, natural travertine finish.
Marmorino Supreme is a stunning satin-like finish if you want that perfect balance between a matt stone look and a high gloss polished plaster.
Luciano is a high-gloss polished Venetian plaster, manufactured with the most up-to-date methods for incomparable shine and durability.
Also, we added a Venetian plaster trowel (Wooden handle Marmorino Trowel) that is made of sturdy, high-quality stainless steel to withstand daily use. Our specialists were looking for a tool the feels “right” in the hand—balanced, properly weighted with an ergonomic handle—and will be the trusty friend of the applicator for many years.
Finally, to allow the applicator to explore a variety of colours, we added black, burnt earth and oxide yellow pigments to this set.
Metallic Finish Starter Pack
The metallic finishes pack features the following materials (for sizes and quantities, please see the “Specifications and Application” section):
Mineral is a reflective metallic designer paint, and creates an impressive finish with any tool, be it roller, sponge or trowel.
Mania is the ideal pearly finish for those who are new to metallic and ‘want to get their feet wet’. It has great opacity and a fine look.
Funk is a lightly textured pearlescent decorative finish can create iridescent features with a light patina. The irregularity and variety of the effect makes it easy to create a refined, textured metallic feature on virtually any surface,
Tango Rosso Tango is a water-based Italian decorative paint for interiors, with an elegant velvety shimmer. The quality of this paint is so high that the special metallic pigments can clearly be seen even under softer lights or without direct light. It also gives the wall a soft, fabric-like look.
Gimcyn is a refined textured paint effect that can create stunning feature walls in homes, shops and business and comes in 15 fantastic contemporary colours
Gimcyn Luxury feature wall paint improves Gimcyn with additional fine sparkles, better opacity and final look.
To make the offer complete, we included a stainless steel Venetian plastering trowel (San Marco), an Italian special effect brush and a tobacco sponge, which are also suitable for any Venetian plaster applications.
This set, just as our Venetian plaster starter pack comes with three pigments, black, burnt earth and blue.
Impera Italia’s Advice
Impera Italia would like to offer the Venetian plaster starter pack as an amuse–bouche of the world of Italian decor, with a focus on high-quality ingredients, sourced responsibly, not just with an astonishing look, but with eco- and user-friendliness in mind. We also added the necessary tools to create various effects, complete with the respective primers.
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Q: How can I colour these polished plasters and paints? What do I need to be aware of when I colour them manually (myself)?
A: The most important thing to be aware of is that you should always use pigments which were devised for Venetian plasters and metallic finishes. Also, the included liquid pigments are extremely strong and use them sparingly. Finally, please be aware that the colours offered for various products (colours from the charts) are achieved by colouring machines and use different pigments and methods than the provided liquid pigments and thereby do not directly correspond to any colour mixed with pigments sold separately.
Q: Do I really need a primer? Is paint/mist coat/gypsum plaster a suitable base for these plasters?
A: Any primer which was not invented for these special finishes does not ensure proper bonding and durability. The wrong primer shortens the life cycle significantly and can cause peeling, low durability and generally, fails over time. You will not see the difference between the wrong and correct primer until something goes wrong.
Q: Are all the polished plasters and paints included in the starter packs ‘natural’?
A: We offer the highest quality from natural, 100% lime and acrylic finishes to make sure that our customers are aware of the benefits and disadvantages of both ranges. On the other hand, paints and primers are all completely water-based and natural.
Q: What’s the shelf life of these products?
A: When stored properly, up to 2 years. Please make sure that you read the complete product descriptions and/or the data sheets!