Venetian Plaster: a high quality, sophisticated finish
“Venetian Plaster” is specially formulated for creating a wide variety of decorative finishes that are suitable for highly contemporary as well as ‘old-world’ looks. We can create any color, from pastel to highly saturated deep tones. We can apply the material with glass-like smoothness, or we can create textures that resemble rough-cut stone.
Acrylic Encaustic: an ancient process for modern times
The term “Encaustic,” actually a painting technique used by the Greeks as early as 5th century BC, refers to the application of melted, pigmented wax to a surface. Using modern Venetian plaster materials, an artist can accomplish similar effects. While mineral powders and waxes can be used for an iridescent high gloss finish, a gloss or a burnished luminous glow can also be achieved without using petroleum wax.
Suitable for corporate, commercial and residential sites
These durable materials and versatile techniques impart a sense of history with modern style and are compatible with traditional, antique and contemporary design settings. A major design publication has recently described this type of finish as one that will continue to evolve and have longevity. Since we first began using these materials in 1993, a wide selection of products has become available, so we will select the perfect product that suits the needs of each project.
A few of the many variations of Venetian Plaster for walls and other surfaces
Color Sheen, a Single Application
The base color is subtly visible through the translucent, lightly tinted top coat, creating a visual depth of surface not achievable with paint alone.
Antique Wax Sheen with Colored Wax
A neutral or tinted base is the foundation for this type of finish featuring a high-quality tinted paste wax. A wide range of colors with soft sheen is possible using this combination of tinted materials.
Color Harmony, Exceptional Color Depth
Several layers produce a finished surface of blended colors from dramatic deep tones to softly colored neutrals. This finish lends itself very well to polishing, with or without wax.
Metallic Harmony with Highlights
Single or multiple tinted layers establish the base color. The glowing transparent highlights are created with specially pigmented topcoats. This layer can be polished to a soft sheen or buffed to a highly reflective polish.
Matte & Textured, an Earthy Finish
An adobe or fresco style finish is beautifully produced in palettes of earth colors in pale or deep shades. Supplementary materials can also be included to create highly textured surfaces that work well with soft, lighter colors as well as with deep or saturated colors.
Embedded imagery is actually created within the wall finish. This variation on Venetian Plaster can be done in fresco style or it can incorporate ancient motifs, traditional design references, or a contemporary approach.
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