WHAT IS POLISHED PLASTER

Venetian polished plasters

The array of Venetian polished plasters that we work with are focussed and specialised in the lifestyle space. We aim to bring European style and quality to the doorstep of our clients in Melbourne with world renowned eco-friendly brands which are exclusively offered by San Marco Deco Painting Contractors.

About

The Venetian polished plasters that we offer in Melbourne are derived from natural minerals such as stone and lime which are extracted from the earth.
Using heat, water and oxygen through a natural chemical reaction the stone and lime are altered to form a decorative paint product. These products go through another chemical reaction when applied due to exposure with the atmosphere. This enables the material to carbonate, thus achieving a durable bond with the substrate. Mineral and lime based decorative paint finishes achieve 90% – 95% breathability, assisting in the improvement of interior air quality as they intake carbon dioxide (CO2). Mineral and lime based decorative paints are ecological non-toxic products. This means theynaturally prohibit the formation of bacteria that causes mould to form on their surfaces, thanks to their alkaline nature.

 

History

Lime or ecological cement (Venetian polished plaster) which is non-Portland based was a critical element in Roman construction, and is why Roman buildings such as the Pantheon are still structurally sound today.
Lime based materials take approximately 1,000 years to reach maximum calcification and are four times more elastic than Portland cement. polished Painting Melbourne is among the oldest building materials known to mankind; there is evidence of its use which dates back as far as 9,500 years ago in the area of present-day Jordan. In later years the Romans were known to use Venetian plaster as a thin application over a coarse lime and sand base coat, not dissimilar to the techniques used by today’s applicators. During the Renaissance in the mid-16th century the Marmorino finish was reintroduced in Venice and used externally over civil plaster masonry. By the 17th century many divergent types of interior Venetian plasters were being used.In recent years Venetian polished plasters have become quite popular to modern architecture thanks in part to architect Carlo Scarpa, an Italian architect.