Venetian Plaster Frequently Asked Questions:
Over what types of surfaces can these plasters be applied?
Authentic Italian plaster wall finishes can be applied over new or existing drywall, wood, bricks, tile, concrete board, fireplace surrounds, columns, interior walls and ceilings, and some exterior walls.
How much does it cost?
Prices are based on the number of square feet of area to be plastered, and vary according to the finish chosen. There are additional costs for wall space over 9 feet high and for ceilings. (100 sq. ft. minimum each finish per job)
All prices include materials and labor.
Are your products “green”?
Yes. Our natural lime plasters are VOC-free. Our synthetic plasters have extremely low VOCs. They are all manufactured according to European environmental standards, which are much more stringent than US standards.
Can you customize a plaster finish just for me?
Yes. Because of the artistic nature of Italian plaster application, each wall will be a unique statement with its own distinctive look.
We will work with you or your designer to customize colors or combine plaster finishes, creating a beautifully coordinated look within your overall plan.
You may consider stencils as a way to add a distinctly custom look. They may be used to create a raised pattern on your wall, or to create a "watermark" effect, leaving the wall surface smooth. Either effect works well for any custom look you may desire, from vines in your kitchen to your business logo in the reception area.
What are the advantages of authentic Italian plaster, as opposed to “faux”?
Some of the many advantages include:
*Our natural earth colorants will not fade or change over time.
*Most of our plaster finishes are much more durable than faux. Italian plaster's durability makes it ideal for high traffic areas in your home, business or commercial setting.
*Authentic Italian plaster finishes are environmentally friendly. This creates a healthier environment for your home or business than faux.
*Authentic Venetian plaster and Italian plaster finishes give a much more high-end look to your home or business than even a well-executed faux finish.
*”Faux” is the French word for “Fake” or “False”. A faux painter attempts to portray the look of “Real”, using paint, glaze, and additives.
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