Venetian Plaster Finishes

THE VENETIAN PLASTER FINISHES CONTINUE TO GENERATE GREAT INTEREST AMONG DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS, BUSINESS OWNERS AND HOME OWNERS, AS IT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ELEGANT FINISHES OF THESE TIMES.
THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF VENETIAN PLASTERS THAT RANGE FROM RUSTIC TO SOPHIISTICATED, IN A VARIETY OF TRENDY COLORS AND ALSO METALLIC FINISHES LIKE COOPER, GOLD AND SILVER.
INTERIOR DESIGN IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING, AND YOU CAN SEE IT NOW IN THE USE OF MORE DARING COLORS, FORMS AND MATERIALS. A NEW FAMILY OF VENETIAN PLASTERS HAS ARRIVED TO THE MARKET TO KEEP UP WITH THE NEW TRENDS IN INTERIOR DESIGN.
THE NEW VENETIAN PLASTERS COMBINE INTERESTING TEXTURES AND METALLIC COLORS WITH INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES, TO CREATE A SPECIFIC AMBIENCE, WHICH IS REQUESTED BY THE CLIENT. THUS, YOU CAN, FOR EXAMPLE, CREATE CLASSIC WALLS FOR A FRENCH RESTAURANT WITH THE ORIGINAL VENETIAN PLASTER APPLICATION, WHICH IS VERY SMOOTH AND WITH A SUBDUED SHINE, IN SOFT PASTEL COLORS. YOU ADD TO MAYBE A NICE CRYSTAL CHANDELIER AND SOME ELEGANT MOLDINGS AND “VOILA!” YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE DINING IN PARIS…. OF COURSE, WITH THE RIGHT FRENCH MENU AND A GOOD GLASS OF FRENCH WINE.
YOU MAY SIGN A CONTRACT FOR AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT, AND THEN YOU MAY BE ABLE TO USE A DIFFERENT TECHNIQUE OF VENETIAN PLASTER, WITH A ROUGHER FIRST COAT, A SMOOTHER SECOND COAT OF VENETIAN PLASTER APPLIED AT RANDOM AND THE FINISHING TOUCH WITH A PATINA. THE CLIENT MAY THINK HE IS IN TUSCANY!!
THEN YOU GET A CLIENT THAT REQUIRES AN “INDUSTRIAL LOOK” FOR HIS PENTHOUSE AT THE BEACH. NO PROBLEM, YOU JUST UNLEASH THE POTENTIAL OF THE NEW VENETIAN PLASTERS WITH HEAVY TEXTURES IN STRONG COLORS AND METALLIC HIGHLIGHTS, AND SOMEHOW YOU ARE IN NEW YORK, IN ONE OF THOSE WAREHOUSES CONVERTED INTO “WOW”APARTMENTS.
THE VARIETY OF MATERIALS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE VENETIAN PLASTERS IS AMAZING. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT IT ADDS A SPECIAL TOUCH TO ANY DECORATION, WHETHER IT’LL BE AT HOME OR AT A COMMERCIAL PLACE. http://www.miamifinishes.com

VENETIAN PLASTER’S COMEBACK

Many people thought, when the construction industry dramatically slided down, that the Venetian plaster finish was over and done! Then, people started thinking outside the box and created attractive special venetian plaster finishes to entice new and old customers to use them in their projects. Venetian plaster has come back with a “kick” and new strength, transformed into luxurious, texturized and metallic finishes that are impossible to resist. Some Venetian plasters are more complex to apply, with up to five coats, combining venetian plaster and colored waxes, while others take only one or two applications. Spectacular effects can be created with the new Venetian plasters and, of course, a qualified, experienced installer. Many people thought, when the construction industry dramatically slide down, that the Venetian plaster finish was over and done with! Then, people started thinking outside the box and created attractive special Venetian plaster finishes to entice new and old customers to use them in their projects. Venetian plaster has come back with a “kick” and new strength, transformed into luxurious, textured and metallic finishes that are impossible to resist. These new effects can be used either, for a classic environment or for a contemporary or industrial look alike. A good example can be seen in a concrete imitation with sophisticated overtones, which we recently applied to the walls of a banking institution. A similar finish, with a resemblance to slate stone can be used for a “zen” environment with beautiful results, like an application to a Miami Beach penthouse designed by Mendez International and Associates, that definitively instill peace and harmony. Some of the new Venetian plasters are more complex to apply, with up to five coats, combining Venetian plaster and colored waxes, while others take only one or two applications. We can call them the new generation of Venetian plasters. Spectacular effects can be created with the new Venetian plasters and, of course, a qualified, experienced installer.

VENETIAN PLASTER

During my last trip to Italy in December 2009, I visited Venice again, one of my favorites cities in Italy. It is a city encapsulated in the past, with marvelous palaces, bridges and narrow pedestrian streets that meander thru the heart of the venetian waterways. Many of those buildings are finished, on the outside, with venetian plaster, faded naturally by the passage of the years. Here in the United States the venetian plaster finish for walls became viral a few years ago, and still is, with some modifications and alternatives as the interior design trends change rapidly. Of course, there is nothing like the real effect of distress created by time, but sometimes we all like to dream in our own fantasy world and the venetian plaster can be applied on your walls, coming directly from Italy, in many techniques and colors. One of the favorite options for contemporary interiors is white venetian plaster, with an additional coat of a “mother-of-pearl” wax finish. The final result is clean and ultra modern, and perfect to place artwork on it. The “industrial” alternative is also very popular: with the venetian plaster you can create cement-like finishes, even forming big blocks to achieve a more realistic look. Many luxury condos, restaurants and hotels in the United States exhibit venetian plaster walls, which offers a beauty and smoothness difficult to surpass. And then, you can always dream that you are in Italy!!! http://www.miamifinishes.com