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Features of Venetian plaster

Venetian plaster is a wall finish created using slaked lime and marble dust. It has many benefits when compared to some more common wall treatments, such as vinyl or drywall.
Originally popularised in Venice, Italy, during the late 16th century, Venetian plaster has become one of the most frequently requested wall finishes on the market. Here are 5 reasons for Venetian Plaster’s enduring popularity.


Venetian plasters versatility is one of its main assets. It can be applied to almost any surfaces, including:

  • Drywall
  • Wood
  • Tile
  • Cement board
  • Exterior wood
  • Brick wall surfaces

It is also the easiest wall finish to apply to columns and even archways.


When dry it is a very hard wearing material. It resists shrinking and has some flex to it, meaning it can take an impact better than other wall finishes, which would be more likely to crack. Should it ever become damaged and require patching up, it can be repaired at minimal cost with little effort since it won’t need to replace or refinish more than the damaged part of the wall.

Easy to maintain

Venetian plaster is easy to maintain. The colour will not fade for many, many years. So you won’t need to paint or replace it to retain that original colour. It also wets and dries very quickly, so even exterior walls are almost effortless to clean. Plaster avoids trapping moisture under the surface. Since water vapour can permeate the plaster freely allowing water to evaporate easily, which is not the case with a finish like vinyl.


A classic, timeless look that’s easy to overhaul. Whilst you won’t need to paint it, Venetian plaster has a smooth surface perfectly suited to modification. You can quickly and easily transform a room from a nursery to a child or teen’s bedroom, refresh your kitchen, making it easy keep your homes appearance up to date.

Environmentally friendly

The ingredients used to create Venetian plaster are all natural and non-toxic. Adding a two or 3 coats helps improve the quality of air nearby. Lime stone, part of the composition of Venetian Plaster, has a naturally high PH, helping the plaster ward off and prevent mould and other fungus. A layer of Venetian Plaster also insulates your home further, bringing down your energy costs.