Polished plaster is a common term for the finish of some plasters and for the description of new and updated forms of traditional Italian plaster finishes. The term covers a whole range of decorative plaster finishes - from the very highly polished Venetian plaster and Marmorino to the rugged look of textured polished plasters.Polished plaster is mainly used internally, on walls and ceilings, to give a finish that looks like polished marble, travertine, or limestone.It is also possible to mix these types of plasters to achieve quite distinctive bespoke finishes.
Polished plaster can be tinted or coloured using natural or synthetic colourants. The ability to tint Venetian plaster is especially helpful when a specific color of "marble" is desired, or when a colour that does not exist naturally is wanted.
Different kinds of polished plaster:
Marmorino is a plaster or stucco decoration used on walls, made popular during the Renaissance period 500 years ago in Venice. Its waterproofing and antibacterial qualities as well as visual effects have also made it very desirable for luxury bathrooms and other wet areas. Not confined to interior use, it can be seen on the exterior of many buildings to great effect
It"s a very prestigious finish made from very fine marble powders and lime putty.The accurate mixture of selected micro-marble produces a stucco paste, this is an extremely versatile plaster which can be used to created many different finishes as well as the common marble effect.
The concrete effect finish created by the lime concrete polished plaster is very on trend at the moment and gives a stylish and modern industrial finish to any wall.The lime and marble content give the finish the typical cold and smooth finish synonymous with the rest of the polished plaster range.
The finish can be as rough or smooth as desired by trowelling the finish or texturing, thanks to the properties of polished plaster the concrete can be applied quickly and seamlessly without the weight of a standard concrete block.