Venetian Plaster

History Of Venetian Plaster

Decorative Venetian plaster has a rich heritage, dating back several thousand years. The origins of Venetian Plaster can be traced as far back as the 1st century AD, to Mesopotamia. In fact, Limestone, which is the base for lime mortars, lime putty and lime paint, is as old as the earth itself.  It originates in sea beds from many compressed layers of crushed shell which takes thousands, if not millions, of years to form.

Venetian Plaster became popular in the Roman Empire in the 4th Century as a way to imitate natural stone surfaces inside palazzos, villas and cathedrals. Artisans would blend lime plaster with marble dust and pigments to create the compound plaster and then trowel the plaster onto walls or ceilings in multiple thin layers with short, overlapping strokes.

Venetian plastering techniques were largely forgotten in the Middle Ages, but this technique of interior and exterior home decoration became popular once again during the Renaissance when 16th century Italian architect, Palladio, held in high regard as one of the most influential builders of the Venetian republic, re-discovered these decorative plasters when sourcing a lightweight solution for Venetian noble buildings. As the city of Venice was built on water, and the buildings were constructed on stilts, a lightweight plaster needed to be used.  Artists and architects embraced the technique and it became a highly desirable wall finish.

In fact, many of the great artworks of that time such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel use a similar method. We call this method Fresco.  It is a technique of mural painting onto freshly laid, wet, lime plaster.  During this time a new decorative plaster appeared that resembled marble, but much lighter in colour. This was called Marmorino.   Marmorino was used throughout Venice, primarily on the external surface of buildings. This is because it was necessary to keep them as light and water-tight as possible. Palladio used Marmorino in the entire Veneto region of Italy.

Today, Venetian Plaster continues to be used in many residences and businesses throughout the world.  The combining of modern-day technology and ancient methods has seen Venetian Plaster moving into the 21st century where a resurgence in its popularity as a luxurious finish continues to grow. 

Our Venetian Plastering Services

Renaissance Decor offers a wide range of Venetian plastering services to help you achieve the look you desire for your home or office. Our plasterers are experts in the art of Venetian plastering and can create a variety of finishes that will add elegance and sophistication to any space. We offer a wide range of colours and finishes to choose from, so you can find the perfect look for your home. Contact us today to learn more about our Venetian plastering services!

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Elegant Venetian Plastering for Luxurious Interiors

Venetian plastering, an ancient Roman technique, has regained popularity in modern interior design for its timeless elegance and versatility. This sophisticated method involves applying multiple layers of plaster mixed with marble dust and polishing to a smooth, high-gloss finish. The result is a stunning, marble-like surface that adds depth and texture to any space.

One critical advantage of Venetian plastering is its ability to create a luxurious ambience without expensive materials. Its reflective quality can brighten a room, making it more spacious and inviting. Additionally, it is highly durable and can withstand the test of time, making it a practical choice for residential and commercial properties.

Choosing Venetian plaster for your interiors allows for a wide range of customisation. The plaster can be tinted in various colours to match your décor, and different techniques can be used to attain unique textures and finishes. Whether you prefer a classic polished look or a more contemporary matte finish, it offers endless possibilities to enhance your living space.

Incorporating Venetian plaster into your design elevates the aesthetic appeal of your interiors and adds a touch of history and craftsmanship, making it a timeless choice for discerning homeowners.

Why Choose Us As Your Venetian Plasterer

If you’re looking for a professional Venetian plasterer who can create stunning finishes that will last for years, look no further than Renaissance Decor. With years of experience, we are experts in our field and use only the finest traditional techniques and materials. We are fully insured and have a proven track record of satisfied clients – so you can be sure you’re making the best decision for your home when choosing Renaissance Decor.

Renaissance Decor is the expert when it comes to Venetian plastering. We have years of experience in the field, and we use only the highest quality materials and techniques. Our team is dedicated to providing our clients with a superior level of service, and we work closely with each one to ensure that they are completely satisfied with the result. We understand that every project is unique, so we take a custom approach to each one. If you`re looking for a professional and reliable Venetian plasterer, Renaissance Decor is a perfect choice. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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