OUR VENETIAN POLISHED PLASTERS
Our unique decorative finishes (commonly known as Venetian plaster finish or polished plaster) create a stunning look to a home, office, restaurant, retail store or café. We have completed many projects of Venetian polished plaster in Melbourne in all contexts of construction ranging from residential to commercial Venetian plaster application. Uur services include Venetian plaster finish and colour recommendations based on client requirements and design features. We also supply Venetian plaster as we are are the sole importers and applicators of a leading brand of Venetian plaster products in Australasia.
Our polished plasters or Venetian plasters are derived from natural minerals such as stone and lime extracted from the earth. Using heat, water and oxygen through a natural chemical reaction the stone and lime are altered to form a decorative paint product. These products go through another chemical reaction when applied due to exposure with the atmosphere. This enables the product to carbonate, thus achieving a durable bond with the substrate. Mineral and lime based decorative paint finishes achieve 90% – 95% breathability, assisting in the improvement of interior air quality as they intake carbon dioxide (CO2). Mineral and lime based decorative paints are ecological non-toxic products, and naturally prohibit the formation of bacteria that causes mould to form on their surfaces due to their alkaline nature. Lime or ecological cement which is non-Portland based was a critical element in Roman construction, and is why Roman buildings such as the Pantheon are still structurally sound today. Lime based products take approximately 1,000 years to reach maximum calcification and are 4 times more elastic than Portland cement.
Polished plaster is among the oldest building materials known to mankind; there is evidence of its use which dates back as far as 9,500 years ago in the area of present-day Jordan. In later years the Romans were known to use Venetians plaster as a thin application over a coarse lime and sand base coat, not dissimilar to the Venetian plaster techniques used by today’s applicators. During the Renaissance in the mid-16th century the Venetian plaster Marmorino finish was reintroduced in Venice and used externally over civil plaster masonry. By the 17th century many divergent types of interior polished plasters were being used.
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