3 Day Venetian Plastering and Micro Cement Course in Ireland

A concise course of Venetian plastering



3 Days


9 hours a day



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Ireland 3 Day Venetian Plastering and Micro Cement Course overview

To book a space for our Venetian Plastering and Microcement Course, please call directly our Master Applicator Darren Quinn at 07886533179.

Impera Italia is pleased to offer a  3-day Venetian plastering and micro cement course on a Saturday, Sunday and Monday organised in Ireland, featuring a variety of Italian plasters and paints on walls, corners and large sample boards. Now including Microcement training, so that you can achieve a waterproof, polished concrete finish on walls, floors and even worktops!

Our Venetian Plastering trademarked training system concentrates on the nature of the materials and the traditions and modern aspects of the application and was not made to accommodate the application or materials of a single manufacturer.  Our focus is on the applicator and his knowledge and not on the make of the plaster.

This Venetian Plastering course will not only explain the importance but also demonstrate the application of various Venetian plaster base coats, the differences between acrylic and lime-based polished plaster, protectors and colour washes which can enrich and protect the finishes.

Our courses cover traditional and modern Italian and British marble plaster application methods and effects but concentrate on certain aspects – making sure that the finishes are not only beautiful but can meet the current market demand.


You will leave with:

  • the necessary knowledge to create a wide range of contemporary and traditional Italian finishes, from high-gloss to textured stone, utilising a variety of Italian plasters.
  •  the application of various base coats, protectors and colour washes
  • a number of demonstrations, technical advice and future
  • samples, raw materials from 5 different Italian manufacturers, catalogues


How much can you charge after you complete the course

Generally, a 10 msq feature wall starts from 300 euros or pounds up to 1200. Larger areas are charged between 65 and 120 per metre square (9 square feet) in local currency.


Where is the Venetian plastering course held

The course will take place at 20 Station Road, Castlewellan, BT31 9NF at a 150 square metre, purpose-built industrial unit, only 1 hour 40 minutes drive from Dublin, 40 minutes from Belfast.  A number of local hotels and B&Bs are also available if you’d like to stay for Saturday night.

Please don’t hesitate to call our friendly team at UK: 03330124396 IE: 00353766803532 or send a message to [email protected]


Who should attend our course

We can recommend this Venetian plastering course if you’re looking to learn a range of stunning Italian finishes, applied with traditional and modern methods. If you would like to leave with a skill set that equips you to work in this industry or just would like to create wonderful effects on your own walls, don’t hesitate to book this course!


Entry requirements

This is a Lvl – 1 Venetian plastering training offered by Impera Italia and no prior knowledge of Venetian plastering (or polished plaster, Marmorino or any other Italian marble plaster) is needed to start this course. The most commonly used Italian decorative plasters and their application standards are covered, together with extensive theoretical knowledge of Venetian plasters and high-end decorating methods.

However, due to the shorter length of the course, some prior knowledge of trowelled finishes or plastering is beneficial.



On completion of the course, you will receive the following

  • 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
  • Invaluable know-how, tips, skills, and confidence


Venetian plastering course synopsis 

The course starts at 8.30 am and finishes around 5 pm.

Please make sure to bring work gloves to protect your hands.

You will learn to apply the various finishes on boards and large walls; also colour washes, metallic washes and other decorative coatings.


A. Finishes

Travertino Dragged effect
Marmorino Smooth ‘classico’ effect
Marmorino Pitted effect
Microcement Polished concrete finish
Spatolata Polished Venetian plaster


B. Other products

Atomo surface stabilizer
Primer smooth and textured
Protectors sealers and sealants

You will also learn how to apply colour washes, metallic washes and other special decorative coatings.


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’


D. Tools
Selection and maintenance of the appropriate tools.


E. Working with Colours and Colouring

Manual and industrial colouring, colour resistance and colourability of various plasters.