Q: What is Venetian plaster?
A: Venetian plaster is a Finish Made lime marble dust and pigment. When mixed with plaster, it can be used on ceilings and walls. venetian plaste first became popular in the 1550's in Venice, Italy. In the last few years it has become one of the most sought after wall finishes on the market. Venetian plaster Los Angeles makes the application of the plaster by hand, applied with a trowel or spatula in multiple layers which are then burnished to create a smooth or rustic faux venetian plaster finish, creating the illusion of depth and texture. Venetian plaster in Los Angeles uses many different techniques like venetiano, scagliola, Marmorino, murano, sgraffito, Anticco, Tuscany, silkstone , Terra, Tadelkt plaster for showers, Micro cement, and the new cement look finishes. When Venetian plaster is left un-burnished, has a matte finish that is rough and stone-like to the touch. Most of Venetian plasters can be applied on both exterior & interior walls and ceilings. Venetian plaster is especially useful on surfaces where marble panels cannot be installed easily or on surfaces that would be too expensive to have carved from real marble such as columns, corbels and curved walls. When applied correctly, Venetian plaster can be used to create a highly polished, rock-hard, marble-like finish.
Q: What makes us different from other plaster companies in Los Angeles?
A: Not all Venetian plaster companies in Los Angeles know how to make the real Venetian plaster. Venetian plaster of Los Angeles uses the highest quality material directly from Italy, the masters of Venetian Plaster. Most of the Artist and Applicators use the wrong material made from synthetic plastic look like acrylic plasters or Roman Clay which is not considered a plaster,it is gypsum plaster that is a construction material that can be purchased at any construction store for $32 a bucket. There are just a few companies that sell and apply the original Venetian plaster in Los Angeles and we are one of the few. Venetian plaster is a European technique, and all the materials, (plaster and tools) are made in Italy by Artisans. Venetian Plaster Los Angeles is a company that only uses the original plasters and techniques from Europe, we are experts using and creating custom made plasters, from unique textures and we create the unique designs and mix colors to your satisfaction.
Q: Are there samples available:
A: Yes. Venetian plaster Los Angeles Company have many samples available and over 100 colors to chose from. We have the ability to custom make colors or match, and finishes, our can be tinted to your needs, we color our plasters using natural or synthetic colorants. The ability to tint Venetian plasters is especially helpful when a specific color or a existent "marble color" is desired, or when a color that does not exist naturally is wanted. Venetian Plaster finishes can range in sheen and texture from a smooth highly polished marble-like finish to a distressed, stone-like Tuscan appearance. Using actual ground limestone and marble dust in a lime putty, walls can have the authentic feel of stone. Our trained artisans can create unique special plasters in an infinite number of color combinations to coordinate and enhance your décor. Venetian Plaster Los Angeles is a Sirius company dedicated to the application and creation of finishes and plasters in Los Angeles areas, we determine with you or your Designer the color and dimension of the wall to be finished.
Q: How durable is the Venetian plaster:
A: Very durable more than paint. It has some flex to it so it tends to resist cracks that would otherwise mark walls. It is dent and scratch resistant. The surface is literally a layer of stone more durable than drywall and up to 1/8" thick. The result is an allergy free, mildew resistant, and long lasting durable finish.
Q: What does it cost:
A: Generally Venetian plaster in Los Angeles cost from $14 to 16 a square foot depending on how many layers of Venetian Plaster and the conditions of the walls. With additional costs for walls over 10 feet tall and ceilings have additional costs with a 100 square foot minimum per job. For columns, prices start at $50.00 per linear foot. Q: Can I wash it: A: It is best to apply a clear sealer as an additional option to keep the finish looking beautiful and keeps the finish protected and washable. It is approximately 95 cents per square foot. Q: Does Venetian plaster create a mess or dust to apply: A: Not especially. We would do the same amount of protection as painting your home; move furniture to middle of room, take down pictures,Cover with plastic, etc.