What Are the Features of Venetian plaster? And Why to Preferred It?

Venetian plaster has been a popular choice for exterior as well as interior wall finishes of houses and commercial buildings for ages. This is a premixed layer which comprises of sand and cement in definite proportion ion brick, cement, mud brick or even stone surfaces to achieve a smooth texture. However, when it comes to texture, this Venetian plaster can be successfully applied to acquire a wide range of textures which essentially include coarse, smooth, painted, natural, pigmented or colored. Southern Europe stands to be a great demonstration place where you can find exclusive as well as the abundant use of the Venetian plaster.
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Venetian plaster

Exclusive Benefits 

When it comes to the exterior or even the interior surfaces of a house or any building, each individual tends to have distinct preferences of surface texture. However, polished Venetian plaster has been successful in offering a unique appeal to commercial as well as housing developments. The best part is that it is a perfect option and can also be customized to achieve different textural appeals as per client requirements. Additionally, it also offers a typical sense of depth along with high-end reflective quality which becomes difficult to acquire even with paints in some cases. Adding few more points to the list of advantages concrete render offer are: 

  • Easily customizable to bring in a unique texture and appeal to surfaces.
  • A great option for acquiring decorative and aesthetic appearances for any surface.
  • Add elegance to statement spaces like that of a reception area, feature walls. Splashbacks, etc. 

This kind of polished concrete renders is exclusively complemented with the designer embellishment with the use of timbers, clay or even for instance exposed brick which add a distinct signature style to the surface looks. 

Polished Venetian plaster is ideal for a broad range of construction such as: 

  • Cafeterias and restaurants
  • Featured walls in interiors or exteriors
  • Ceilings
  • Bathrooms
  • Bench Tops
  • Splashbacks
  • facades, receptions, etc
  • columns 
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Venetian plaster

All about Venetian plaster 

Venetian plaster are especially known for their toughness and strength; however, these come to a certain extent of limitations as well. The flexibility and durability of the Venetian plaster can be enhanced with the mixture of certain additives which essentially includes hydrated lime and other elements. However, already the render tends to be too hard, they are always prone to cracking. 

One of the other disadvantages of Venetian plaster is like lime render it is also not waterproof. However, nowadays you have multiple choices in plaster as well paints which come in imperious form, and therefore with the application of waterproof paints or plasters, you can efficiently protect the walls from moisture damage. 

Previously Venetian plaster were mixed immediately on the spot before application. However, with technological advancement, nowadays readymade mix is available in the market which: 

  • Offers consistent proportion of mixture eliminating chances of proportional alterations in case of on-spot mixing.
  • Owing to the consistent proportion of the render mixture it also proves very helpful to minimize cracks in Venetian plaster surfaces.
  • These can be applied even with the help of machines which saves much time as well as energy.
  • Venetian plaster is comparatively cheap and undoubtedly a budget-friendly option for application on the exterior or interior walls.
  • These are preferred for new constructions where the substrates tend to be firm as well as the movements are low which reduces the propensity of cracking. 

Thus, owing to numerous advantages it has been considered as a popular choice for many years. Besides, a distinguished range of texture can be achieved with sand and Venetian plaster. However, one should keep in mind that these are not always suitable for older buildings. 
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