Why Venetian Plaster Could Make the Ideal Choice for Your Storefront Renovation

by | Nov 7, 2022 | Venetian Plaster

Updated 16/10/2023

Are you considering renovating your storefront? There’s much to consider with such a significant revamp. One thing you may not have considered is the use of Venetian polished plaster for your storefront update.

Polished plaster offers a luxurious, bespoke finish that is sure to garner attention. The design, colour, and more can be matched to your branding. And if you must use environmentally friendly materials, Venetian polished plaster also checks this box.


What is Venetian Polished Plaster? 

Venetian polished plaster is a style of plaster that creates a luxurious, ornate finish. Unlike traditional plaster, Venetian plaster is made from limestone putty that’s mixed with water to create lime plaster. The plaster can be applied to walls and ceilings; as it dries, Venetian plaster dries to a hard finish that looks something like marble or stone.

Venetian polished plaster is often used in places where marble panels may be too heavy or difficult to install. It can also be applied to different decorative surfaces, such as curved walls, columns, and more.

The plaster can be tinted or coloured to fit any décor easily. This makes the finish popular in businesses of all kinds, as well as homes. Once installed and dried, the surface may be topped off with a wax sealant that also protects the finish.


Can Anyone Apply Venetian Polished Plaster? 

Venetian polished plaster can be done as a DIY project; however, for a storefront, it’s highly recommended that you hire a professional for the work. Venetian polished plaster is best installed by a skilled tradesman. The technique of applying the polished plaster requires some creativity and a high level of technical knowledge, as well as in-depth knowledge of the materials.

If you want a bespoke finish, we recommend using a professional plasterer who has trained and has experience with this finish.


The Benefits of Choosing Venetian Polished Plaster for Your Storefront Renovation

There are several reasons that make Venetian polished plaster an excellent choice for your storefront renovation, including:


1. Creates a High-End, Sophisticated Finish

Is your store on the high street or in a high-end shopping centre? If so, your customers have come to expect only the best when it comes to store products and décor. For this reason, you may want to choose Venetian polished plaster. Venetian plaster offers a luxurious finish that’s sure to grab customers’ attention.

The finish is versatile and can be made to fit your store’s branding. You can choose a dramatic effect or one that’s more subtle. And if your storefront has unique architectural features, Venetian plaster works on these, too, including curved walls, columns, and so much more.

It’s possible to achieve any look or finish you prefer. Pre-existing walls and surfaces can be easily transformed, so they create a modern, sophisticated look for your storefront.


2. Makes a Statement

Venetian plaster also makes a statement with its timeless elegance. If you’re searching for a finish that is sure to draw attention to your storefront, Venetian plaster may be the right option.

The finish offers an ornate, light-reflecting surface that elevates a space. It can be used to highlight a specific feature or add a touch of sophistication to a storefront.

With polished plaster, your storefront is sure to draw attention and impress customers.


3. Versatile 

If you need a versatile material, look no further than Venetian polished plaster. It’s possible to make a bold statement or create a more subtle look. It can also be used for a contemporary modern storefront or with one that’s more traditional.

In addition, Venetian plaster comes in a wide range of colours and textures. It’s also possible to add colour and metallic washes that add even more depth and lustre to the plastered surface.


4. Environmentally Friendly

Are you looking for a solution that’s environmentally friendly? Many businesses today are concerned about their impact on the environment. So, you may be happy to learn that Venetian polished plaster is entirely eco-friendly.

All the materials used to make this plaster are natural and non-toxic. What’s more, the plaster also works to improve indoor air quality. That may seem strange, but Venetian plaster absorbs carbon dioxide and regulates humidity. The plaster also does not outgas harmful VOCs, which can cause problems for anyone with respiratory conditions.

In addition, the plaster is made with limestone, which is known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. That means that polished plaster reduces the growth of mould, mildew, and bacteria where the material is used.

What’s more, the plaster also “breathes” and keeps moisture from building up beneath the plaster surface. Here, again, this is essential to avoid the growth of harmful bacteria and mould.


5. Durable & Easy to Maintain 

Venetian plaster also creates a durable surface. The material can last for decades. That’s because after it’s installed and dried, the plaster forms a hard, rock-like surface. It can endure impacts and small movements over the years. The result is that polished plaster lasts longer than surfaces that are traditionally plastered or painted.

In addition, the plaster is easy to clean and can be sealed with a waxed coating that works to repel dirt and dust. And you won’t have to deal with grout, as Venetian polished plaster requires no grout. So, maintenance is easy.


6. Anti-Flammable Properties

When you’re dealing with fire codes, Venetian polished plaster may be a great choice for your storefront. The surface has anti-flammable properties.

Experts believe that in ancient times, people chose plaster to add fireproofing to their homes. The plaster is very resilient and can even be found in Pompeii, a city destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD.


Summing It Up

Venetian polished plaster is the ultimate finish for your storefront. It creates a luxurious, bespoke finish that’s sure to draw attention and impress.

It’s highly recommended that you choose a professional plasterer who has extensive experience with Venetian plaster. It takes a knowledgeable professional to create a unique, beautiful Venetian polished plaster installation that will adorn your storefront for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Venetian Plaster?

Venetian Plaster is a wall finishing technique made from slaked lime and marble dust, resulting in a smooth, shiny surface.

How long does Venetian Plaster last?

With proper maintenance, Venetian Plaster can last for decades, making it a durable choice for your storefront.

Is Venetian Plaster suitable for exterior use?

Yes, Venetian Plaster can be applied to exterior facades, adding a touch of luxury to your storefront’s exterior.

Can I apply Venetian Plaster myself?

While it’s possible to apply Venetian Plaster as a DIY project, it’s recommended to hire a professional for the best results.

What color options are available for Venetian Plaster?

Venetian Plaster comes in a wide range of colors, allowing you to choose the perfect shade for your storefront.

Is Venetian Plaster easy to clean?

Yes, Venetian Plaster is easy to clean and maintain, ensuring your storefront always looks its best.

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