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Venetian Plaster and the Fifth Wall

Venetian Plaster and the Fifth Wall Have you ever heard of the Fifth Wall in Interior Decorating speak? Ceilings are the fifth wall. Ignored in the US, they’re usually left a bland and barren white. A good interior designer will take cues from the Europeans on good ceiling treatment. European Ceilings vs. US Ceilings Europeans almost always tint their ceilings, and whether they are a subtle color just lighter than the walls, or whether they make a bold statement, the…

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How long does Real Venetian Plaster last?

How Long Does Real Venetian Plaster Last?

How Long Does Real Venetian Plaster Last? How long does Real Venetian Plaster last? Well, the earliest reported mention of Venetian Plaster was in 1473 A.D. A building contract with the nuns of Santa Chiara of Murano Island, in Venice, Italy, called for Marmorino, which in Italian means “Little Marble”. Italian marble is one of the primary, indispensable ingredients of Real Venetian Plaster. In Italy, a building is not considered “old” unless it is at least 400 years old. Yes,…

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Real Venetian Plaster breakfast room - Brentwood TN Tennessee

REAL Venetian Plaster?

What is real Venetian Plaster? In Italy, it is simply called “stucco”. It is so common there that every hardware store or paint shop stocks the lime plaster (stucco) and its specialized tools. Lime plaster is the real Venetian Plaster – synthetics and faux plasters are a poor imitation. Real Venetian Plaster training We studied extensively in Italy and learned the art and craft of authentic Venetian Plaster, mastering the secret techniques that are the hallmarks of high quality Venetian…

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