Do you want to add a touch of Mediterranean luxury and sophistication to your home improvements or new build project? Are you striving to add a sense of opulence and character to your interior design without breaking the budget?
You can achieve this with a Venetian plaster finish! When applied correctly by competent professionals, it looks nothing short of breathtaking. And it's within your reach, with Top Notch Walls in Middleton St George.
It's a type of polished plaster that has been used since at least the Roman era, although it became very popular in the Renaissance period, often as a background for frescoes and murals.
Thousands of these survive today, a testament to how tough and durable Venetian plaster finishes are.
The beautiful polished finish is created by adding marble dust to the lime plaster and applying it in very thin layers using a trowel or spatula. Each coat is burnished, adding an illusion of depth and creating an attractive textured look that resembles a polished marble or limestone surface.
Venetian polished plaster, when mixed and installed correctly, forms an astonishingly hard, smooth surface that could easily pass for marble. Pigment is often added during the mixing stage to create a range of stunning colours.
A waterproof sealant can also be applied to the plaster to seal and protect it. And in a modern twist to this amazing traditional material, acrylic polymer can be added to the plaster to make it suitable for use outdoors!
The Top Notch Walls Middleton St George team can apply Venetian plaster wherever you wish.
For example, we can create feature walls or stunning ceilings, and add decorative finishes to walls in bathrooms, bedrooms or living rooms. As mentioned above, we can also add texture and personality to external walls with a stucco effect.
At Top Notch Walls we can't praise Venetian plaster highly enough. While you might think we are biased, here are a few of the plus points to convince you:
Venetian plaster is environmentally friendly! The materials are non-toxic and natural* and the plaster can create an extra layer of insulation for interior or external walls.
*not including any acrylic additives
With the right care and maintenance, there's no reason why your Venetian plaster shouldn't last a lifetime.
The surfaces are porous, allowing moisture to evaporate naturally which helps to reduce problems with damp and mould.
As the pigment is added during the mixing stage, it doesn't need painting and it always looks fantastic! You'll never need to paint your walls again.
It can be used to create a range of finishes and can be applied to almost any material, including tiles, plasterboard, wood and brick. We can also add a texture of your choice.
This is a specialist process requiring training and skill, along with premium quality materials, and this is reflected in the price.
On average, Venetian polished plaster costs between £40 and £120 per square metre, comparing favourably with some tiling projects.
Call our friendly Middleton St George team for a personalised quote and to discover more about our full range of plastering services.
For those who are up to the challenge, Venetian plastering could potentially be a DIY project.
Depending on the colours chosen, the type of plaster used and the scale of the project, good quality Venetian plastering materials will cost, on average, between £5 and £20 per square metre.
While this is cheaper than booking a professional plasterer, the difference will be seen in the results. And unless you've taken Venetian plastering courses your feature wall probably won't look as good as it could do.
Plastering is not as easy as it looks! It can also be a messy, frustrating and thankless task.
Top Notch Walls will save you the blood, sweat and tears and provide a perfect finish!
With a high-class product like a Venetian plaster finish, it's imperative that you choose the right Middleton St George company for the job, and that's why Top Notch Walls is your best option.
Call us today to chat about your ideas and colour schemes for your Venetian polished plaster project and we'll provide sample boards to guide you.
And when you've chosen, our expert plasterers will take your home or business premises to another level with beautiful Venetian plaster that's finished to perfection.
At Top Notch Walls, we use authentic Venetian plaster, which is a lime-based product, unlike regular plaster that's typically gypsum-based. The unique composition of Venetian plaster gives walls a rich, textured, and glossy finish that is both durable and versatile.
Absolutely, Venetian plaster is an excellent choice for bathrooms and kitchens. At Top Notch Walls, we use high-quality plaster that's naturally resistant to mould and mildew, and can withstand the humid environments of both kitchens and bathrooms.
Venetian plaster is one of the most durable wall treatments available. At Top Notch Walls, we assure you that its natural ingredients like lime and marble dust, coupled with our expert application techniques, result in a finish that can last for decades with minimal maintenance.
Yes, one of the advantages of Venetian plaster is that it can be easily repaired. At Top Notch Walls, we can seamlessly mend any damage to your Venetian plastered walls, restoring the original texture and colour for a flawless finish.