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Venetian Plaster is a new term for an ancient wall covering technique. It’s very old that the remains of plaster walls have been found in Pompeii (ancient city). After that, it was returned to the 15th century in Venice, therefore, became associated with the Italian city.

What is Venetian Plaster

Venetian Stucco is a wall covering of plaster or lime that looks similar to marble in appearance. It is also used as protection or decorates the exterior and interior of the house. 

The technique Venetian dates back to ages. Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians used it with great art in various achievements.

Having become masters in the field. The Italians developed this technique and distributed them in Europe during the Renaissance, hence the famous “Venetian plaster” was applied particularly to wall coverings.

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Its recipe is a mixture of fatty lime with fine fillers, marble powder, and tinted in the mass.

It is popular, not only for the striking and luxurious effect it gives but also because the Venetian lime plaster contains less harmful chemicals. 

Where It Can Be Use

Venetian stucco is use on the interior and exterior surface. Typical fields of application are:

  • Kitchens
  • Garages
  • Bedroom
  • Living room
  • Exterior walls
  • Interior Walls

It is popular for its aesthetic effects and its unique appearance preferred in complex environments. Such as reception spaces like commercial, and residences.

This polished plaster finish is smooth with a varying degree of shine depending on how much it has been polished. Carrere version can be very smooth and satin. 

The pleasant light and shadow effects, due to its visible finish, give it a feeling of depth. Its main characteristics are hardness and durability.

Unlike marble, plaster applications generally have a single soft color with small differences.

Venetian stucco for Bathroom

Alternative to marble and ceramic, it is also used in bathrooms

Combining natural light with lime plaster is invigorating because it gives the effect of light coming from inside the plaster and hovering from above. 

Overall, a feeling of light add to the space that is warm and welcoming. Adding color to this light moment can bring together an interior stucco look, especially when the application is perfect.

Venetian stucco for Fireplace

Venetian fireplace stucco takes professional application with specific components to install it accurately that can handle the heat.

What does the Venetian stucco look like on the wall?

  • Smooth surfaces
  • Polished to perfection
  • Based on the final result, the amount of glossy finish can be determined
  • Looks like real polished marble

Types of Venetian Stucco

Decorative plaster of the Venetian category are available in the greatest variety.

What types of Venetians are most in-demand?


When applied to a wall, the coating appears illuminated from within. A unique effect is obtained due to the translucency of the layers and the play of colors. 

Externally, the coating can be comparable to mirror marble or travertine because it looks similar.

Finished with the effect of a vantage point, making it a frequent guest in classic and antique interior solutions. It harmonizes perfectly with aristocratic murals.


The most common type of plaster to work with your own hands. The composition is easy to apply, not very tedious in operating conditions, easy to maintain, at an attractive cost. In the final form, it looks like polished matte marble.


“The Venetian stucco of this brand is in demand in the decoration of rooms for a specific purpose, which differs in a humid microclimate”

Although the surface obtained after plastering looks like roughly carved marble, it is quite beautiful.

A velvet wall with a cobweb of polished bright veins attracts with the play of shadows, whose appearance contributes to the slightest change in lighting.


One of the latest and advance. In the composition of the plaster, there is a golden pigment. 

It provides a decorative coating

Thanks to this, the decorative coating not only plays with the glare of sunlight but also pleases the eye with the luxury of a golden sheen.

The resulting surface is translucent and can have a dozen shades, fully confirming the association of marble with “shiny stone.”


This type of Venetian allows you to achieve a decoration that imitates granite. The semi-matte surface is completely dark impregnations. 

It requires good protection, so it is important to cover it with a layer of wax, which must be updated periodically. This will increase the finish’s resistance to moisture.

Benefits of Venetian Plaster

There are all kinds of reasons to use natural Venetian stucco. Here are some of the advantages of it.

  • Durability: Natural plaster is quite durable, especially if polished. The unpolished finish can be prone to chipping and damage as it is more brittle. But we learned from Pompeii: this plaster can last a very long time.
  • Versatility: Natural one is used in columns, curved walls, and other structures. It applies in areas where marbled’s appearance is a top priority, but installation is hard. Natural Venetian stucco applies on surfaces like drywall, brick, wood, tile, and cement.
  • Mold resistant: Natural one creates a natural barrier against moisture and resists mildew.
  • Insulation: In winter, natural plaster keeps your home warmer in summer and above all, it can keep it cooler.
  • Environmentally friendly: thanks to the above characteristics, natural Venetian stucco is a “green” option.

FAQ ~ Venetian plaster

Is Venetian-plaster expensive?

Price: the finish costs about $12 to $15 per square foot, but some colored plasters can cost as much as $25 a square foot.

What is the difference between Venetian plaster and plaster?

True Venetian stucco is made over many layers, so it is thick and less likely to be damaged. Faux Venetian plasters are used as a treatment for inner walls, but real Venetian platters are much thicker and more durable, so they can be used for inner and outer walls.

Is it difficult to make Venetian plaster?

Traditionally, Venetian plastered surfaces have achieved their effect thanks to the use of unique materials made by skilled craftsmen. Fortunately, the new product allows do-it-yourselfers to create similar results in just a few steps, without any special training.

Is it possible to use Venetian-plaster in the shower?

Is it possible to put a plaster on the wall of the shower? Yes, on the wall of the shower cabin you can apply Venetian plaster of medium or large.

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