Venetian Plastering Course in London

Extensive 3 day Venetian plastering training



3 Days


6.5 hours a day




London, NW116JY


Venetian Plaster



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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.


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, 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.

A. Finishes

Travertino Dragged and Scratched effect
Marmorino Supreme Lime high polished Marmorino
Marmorino Pitted and Smooth effect
Venetian Lime polished plaster


B. Other products

Atomo surface stabilizer
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’


D. Tools

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.