What Makes the Polished Plastering So Special


Stucco, also called “Venetian luster”, is a coating that was created in Venice, Italy, in the early 15th century. Also in the ancient Greek temples it was common to find polished plastered walls.

It is a natural material that is produced by hand, consisting of marble powder and additives. It is a high quality, slow aging, shiny coating that is absolutely eco-friendly and solvent-free. As it is a water-based product, it is non-flammable in nature.

Step By Step

Before getting down working, it is very important to pre-tape the entire perimeter where the work will be carried out so that, when removed, the polished plastering looks and is neatly framed.

  • After adequate surface preparation (walls or ceilings), start with the first coat, applying the product so that it is evenly distributed. To do this, the stainless steel trowel which is the right tool – has to be moved in all directions, removing the excess accumulated in each pass.
  • The second coat must be applied about five hours later (the procedure is the same as the first coat). The time may vary according to the weather.
  • Only when applying the third coat (also about five hours later), is when the technique allows to give the walls and ceilings a distinctive and luxurious touch, and in a wide range of warm or strong colors. Due to the lights generated by this effect, it is recommended to apply it in places that you want to highlight. The main attraction of polished plastering is its finish, which takes on a natural marble look.
  • With the drawing, crossing the strokes is when the shapes will begin to delimit. In turn, by pressing and sliding the trowel (what is known as burnishing) firmly on the polished plastering, the characteristic shine of the final product will be achieved.

Venetian polished plastering is applied to the walls or ceilings to give the feeling that the walls are marble. Italian polished plastering is of Italian origin and its application requires a certain technique to create the marble effect. At painters Barcelona we carry out Venetian polished plastering work since we know how to apply polished plastering due to our experience in the high decoration sector for the polished plaster company london.

Venetian Stucco Price

The price of Venetian polished plastering depends on the total m2 and the nooks and crannies the home may have. If for example a small floor has many corners even if the surface is small it will be more expensive to make Venetian polished plastering than on a wall without windows. The default polished plastering is a white paste but nobody applies the white Venetian polished plastering and it is tinted to achieve the desired color. If you are wondering how to apply Venetian polished plastering, you must first prepare the surface well, which means that the wall where the product is to be applied must be very smooth and without bumps or friction.

In painters we prepare the wall before applying Venetian polished plastering, firstly we apply a primer coat. Once the primer dries we extend all the polished plastering paste to the entire wall, once this layer is dry we can give it a second layer always applied with a round edge trowel.

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