One of the most versatile decorative surface treatments is Venetian Plaster. It is a troweled plaster finish applied in thin layers and burnished to create a smooth surface with texture and depth. From ultra-chic modern spaces to traditional homes to projects with a rustic, elegant flair, Venetian Plaster is one of the few finishes that can seamlessly flow within design styles without skipping a beat. We were the first US company to manufacture the acrylic plaster and it has since been used by professionals and DIYers on thousands of projects. We wanted to share a few of our favorite spaces with you!
Artist Caroline Lizarraga has a drop-dead gorgeous style all of her own and you can see the results here in her design projects. She’s a big fan of our Venetian Plasters and uses it frequently to make a big impact. Caroline successfully pairs beautiful ornamental patterns within the Venetian Plaster as evidenced by the luxe bedroom walls and striking furniture surround (above). She’s also got a great eye for color – isn’t the blue Venetian Plaster feature wall below amazing?
Our Venetian Plaster is also a beautiful base surface for additional finishes, such as a shimmery stencil treatment. Artist Heather Bruno-Sears had the ivory color custom-tinted and used Pharaoh’s Gold from our Metallic Paint Collection for the stenciling. Along with a selection of fifteen rich pre-mixed colors, you can simply choose a color from your favorite paint dealer’s fan deck and have it tinted right in the store!
One of the best surfaces to showcase Venetian Plaster is the ceiling. The shimmer and depth stands out in both the day and evening light – so pretty! Here, artist Tobey Renee Sanders creates a hip, colorful space for a very deserving young woman during a recent philanthropic design project we were proud to be a part of.
Showing off a flair for sophisticated drama, decorative painter Tiffany Alexander of Blank Canvas Design Studio uses several colors of Venetian Plaster on ceilings and other surfaces with both stenciled and hand-painted designs. She also likes to mix gold and silver leaf in her finishes. Venetian Plaster colors can easily be mixed and layered for a rich, multi-dimensional finish. Love the results!
The look of polished stone – isn’t it beautiful? If you’d like to add an extra layer of durability to your work, we suggest using our Protective Venetian Plaster Topcoat, which comes in Clear and also in Gold and Pearl for a translucent, decorative lustre. Our Venetian Plaster is acrylic, but if you were interested in lime-based plasters, please read more on our Italian Bellezza Series. We hope you’ve enjoyed these beautiful projects – and if you’ve used our Venetian Plaster (or any of our products!) we’d love to see the results so send them on in!
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