Venetian Plastering Course Overview
Our Venetian plastering course in London will demonstrate and teach the most popular Venetian Plaster finishes (also known as marble plastering or polished plastering) used in the British decorating industry. We firmly believe that by understanding these fundamental applications you can easily complete 90% of projects.
At Impera Italia we believe less is more. We highly concentrate on-demand applications to pass value to our students.
In this course you will learn how to create a smooth Marmorino, textured (pitted and dragged) Travertino, and smooth polished plaster (stucco lustro, stucco lucido, stucco Veneziano) finish on walls and ceilings.
However, our Master applicator will be able to explain or demonstrate any other requested wall finish.
Our courses are run on walls or on boards depending on selected finishes.
The Venetian Plastering course is led by a Master applicator trained in Italy, with many years and thousands of square meters of experience, who will not only answer all your questions but also make sure you will leave with the skills to create stunning feature walls and ceilings!
Our Venetian Plastering courses come complete with complementary lunch each day at a local Italian restaurant that serves homemade English and Italian dishes.
If you book this course, you’re also eligible for a 15% discount on our Venetian plaster starter pack (lots of plasters and tools included) on the course days, when bought in person.
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
ALL of 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.
Who Should Attend Our Venetian Plastering 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!
What should you bring?
Please ensure you bring along protective clothing and gloves as this is a hands-on course.
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, with extensive theoretical knowledge of Venetian plasters and high-end decorating methods.
On completion of the Venetian plastering 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 9am and finishes between 4 and 6pm.
|Travertino||Dragged an Scratched effect|
|Marmorino Supreme||Lime high polished Marmorino|
|Marmorino||Pitted and Smooth effect|
|Venetian||Lime 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 and colour ability of various Venetian plasters.
A: Impera Italia identified the key features and qualities of various seamless Venetian finishes to establish standards and developed a unique and effective method to teach the application of traditional and contemporary effects. We teach and approve only the highest quality hand-made Venetian plaster finishes and we offer the first-course system focusing solely on how to achieve consistent and high-quality effects with Italian decorative products.
Our method is based on the analysis of more than 50.000 msq of Venetian plaster feature walls and over a hundred thousand working hours and experience, but to ensure that we constantly keep up-to-date with the market trends, we also consulted a number of architects and designers all over the world to have a thorough understanding of the past and future of this applied art, from the specifier’s side.
Finally, the instructors of Impera Italia are all well-known and experienced applicators who applied thousands of square metres and are familiar with all basic and advanced techniques. We believe that only applicators who are committed to constant development and continue to meet clients’ requirements can teach the next generation of master applicators and quality tradesmen.
Q: Do you teach on walls?
A: Yes! Our new state of the art training centre is equipped with large practising walls, which allows our trainees to get a head start on the market. There are also internal/external corners to ensure you have all the skills necessary to be able to complete jobs as soon as the course is over!
Q: How can I become an approved Venetian plaster applicator?
A: To be an approved applicator, you need to take the exam needed for level 1, 2 or 3 mastery. To book the exam, you need to collect courses in value of 20 credits for each level and create a feature of at least 10/50/100 msq of size, depending on the level of mastery. The decor has to meet the standards shown and taught by Impera Italia and pictures presented as proof will be added to the feature library after they’re approved.
As an Impera Italia™ Approved Applicator you will be added to our list of approved applicators in your area, with every other benefit which comes with it (signature series products, samples, charts, master and special courses, etc.).
Q: Why don’t you cover more Venetian plaster finishes? I’ve seen others teaching a dozen or more!
A: The number of finishes was established based on our experience, feedback from our students and -most importantly- the current market requirements. Our aim is to train skilled applicators, who fundamentally understand the application of various materials and are able to absorb all the information provided during the course. We believe that courses should not incorporate dozens of finishes based on commercial considerations which most people will never use and we also don’t want to bind them to one type of finish.
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: Yes, it’s possible. Please contact us to discuss the details.
Q: Do you offer on-site training?
A: Yes, we have a training package developed for trade clients who would like to teach their team at our premises. Please contact us for further details!
Q: Is there parking available onsite?
A: Yes, there is local free parking in the area.