Venetian plaster for creative wall design

Venetian plaster for creative wall design

The creative wall design gives the apartment a modern look. Venetian plaster, which has been known for centuries and makes walls look very artistic, is just as creative. This lime-based spatula technique was developed in the 15th century to impressively highlight stucco profiles on ceilings and walls. But if Venetian plaster is applied and processed correctly, it is not only decorative, but also very durable. Today we would like to give you some ideas and tips on how the “Stucco Veneziano” looks and is processed.

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Venetian plaster must be chosen correctly

“Stucco Veneziano”, translated from Italian, means “liquid marble”. Venetian plaster originally consists of lime and marble powder. This base can be tinted or marbled with color pigments. The lime-based plaster is an environmentally friendly material and is naturally resistant to fungus and mold. But real Venetian plaster cannot be bought everywhere, is more difficult to work with and has a higher price. In specialist shops there are complete sets for Venetian plaster with all the necessary materials and mostly also the necessary tools. The synthetic DIY filler usually consists of acrylic polymers and fillers such as plaster of paris or clay. So synthetic Venetian plaster is more of a plastic decorative plaster that is more related to color than stone and does not have the longevity of traditional stucco Veneziano. The good thing about this is that it comes in many colors and can absorb bright colors better than the natural Venetian lime-based plaster.

Combine bright colors with a great visual effect

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Be precise with the processing

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The processing of the Venetian plaster

The first thing you should do is protect the floor and, ideally, lay out two tarpaulins. It is important to know that the plaster is different from color. The painter’s tape, which is used to protect frames and other walls that you do not want to plaster, is not suitable here.

The walls should also be prepared for plastering. Fill in holes and bumps so that they are not visible in the end.

Our tip: If you use synthetic plaster, you can also fill the holes with this.

The Venetian plaster works in several layers. First comes a suitable primer, which you should apply thinly and evenly with a paint roller. This should then dry well (up to 24 hours). The professionals recommend using a special smoothing trowel with a fine serrated edge to apply the base, structure and decorative layers. In this way, the putty applied in portions is quickly distributed evenly over the wall. With the smooth edge of the trowel, the filler can then be smoothed quickly without pressure.

Prepare the necessary tools

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After the first layer of filler is dry, the second layer of paint comes. The later appearance of the surface depends on whether the second layer is applied from top to bottom, horizontally, in arcs or simply criss-cross. If you want to achieve a greater effect, you should apply a thin third layer. But the first one should be well dried. Start at the same point where you started the first layer. Hold the trowel at a 30 ° to 60 ° angle and work with pressure. In order to create a varied, lively and warm-looking surface, you should lightly sand the layers of filler and remove dust before the next look.

Then the surface should be polished. This is best done with a clean trowel and in circular movements. Hold the trowel at a 30 ° angle to the wall and polish until the wall is perfectly smooth. The more you polish the plaster, the shinier it will be.

Bring the seal to a shine

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Finally, there is a sealer to protect the polished surface. Depending on the type of Venetian plaster (lime or synthetic), you should use the appropriate preservative

We advise beginners and do-it-yourselfers to hire a professional painter or plasterer in order to guarantee to design an effective wall with Venetian plaster. This task is a little difficult and time consuming for beginners. Regardless of whether you hire a specialist or accept this challenge yourself, we wish you a lot of fun and good luck!

The Venetian plaster is perfect for bringing certain spots to the fore

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Pick a light color for the hallway

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Large selection of rich colors

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Perfect as an accent wall for the living room

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Venetian plaster is also well suited for the bathroom

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Make sure that the workmanship is good

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Venetian plaster is extremely durable

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