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What is Venetian Plaster?

Venetian plaster is the modern term for an ancient stuccoed coating. It’s a mixture of plaster and marble or limestone dust, applied with a spatula or trowel in thin, multiple layers, which are then burnished to create a smooth surface. Used as far back as Roman times (it can be seen today in the villas of Pompeii), this wall covering was rediscovered in the Renaissance during the fifteenth century. It fit the aesthetic requirements of the classical ideal that had become fashionable in Venice – hence its name today.

How long does it take to Install?

This really depends on the size of your project. Our crew is pretty fast though, and we get most projects done within a week! If you’re wondering how long your project might take, get in touch with us to schedule a free one-on-one consultation.

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits to Venetian Plaster! Here are what we consider the top 5:

  1. Venetian plaster can help improve the structural integrity of your walls. Because it is composed of limestone or marble dust, it is rock hard, and can actually help strengthen you walls!
  2. It’s completely customizable and unique
  3. It’s easy to maintain and repair
  4. It’s Eco-Friendly and health conscious
  5. It’s timeless!
How much does it cost?

The cost of this service can vary depending on the size of the job. To get a better idea of what your project could cost, get in touch with us so that we can give you a one on one, personalized consultation. We will discuss the scope of your project, give you some ideas on what textures will work best for your space, and give you an idea of what your job will cost!

What colors are available?

One of the best things about working with DecorFin is that you can completely customize not only the texture that goes on the wall, but the color too. During your design consultation with Eric, you will discuss the best color options for your space, and work to come up with a color that will compliment both your personality and your home. What if the color you’re looking for isn’t shown on regular paint chips, or you want to match the colors in your favorite painting or piece of furniture? No problem! We have an tinting machine on site at our showroom, so we can perfectly customize any color to reflect your vision!

 

Where can I use Venetian Plaster?

Anywhere you want! Venetian plaster is very versatile and can be used on ceilings, walls, columns, and more! We’ve worked on bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and even pool rooms for our clients. With so many different textures and patterns to choose from, you can make any surface in your home special and unique!

Is it easy to maintain?

Venetian plaster is definitely easy to maintain. Simply wipe down the walls with a cloth when you want clean them and that’s it! If you ever develop any cracks, scuffs, or scratches on your walls call us and we will seamlessly match your existing texture! 

Why should I chose DecorFin?

DecorFin has a proven track record of being the premier firm for Venetian Plaster in NYC and around the country. We have worked with both residential and high end retail clients for over 15 years, creating stunning custom spaces nationwide. We are a close knit team here at DecorFin, and we pride ourselves on the fact that all of our artisans are masters of their craft. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality in service and attention to detail, and our entire staff is here to ensure that you and your home or business are treated with the respect, individuality, and dedication you deserve.

I have a swatch of textured wallpaper I love, can you match it?

Absolutely! We have done this many times and have had great results every time. All you need to do is provide us with a swatch of the wallpaper you want us to replicate and we will create a custom sample for you!

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ANTICO ANTIQUE FINISH

Venice is a city of great depth: layer upon layer of history and civilization emerge in every glorious building. This technique uses layers and layers of plaster to create the rich look and feel of three dimensions. Whether you choose Antico Stone, Antico Rain or Antico Vein, each additional layer adds more beauty every time you look.

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CUSTOM FINISH

Venetian plaster has no single look or feel. It can look like marble, travertine or limestone. It can be highly polished – matte, satin or glossy – or more tactile. Our Venetian plaster can match your current wall finish or – with endless color options, textures and designs – together we can create a finish that is truly one of a kind. Whatever the choice, it will have a depth and beauty unmatched anywhere.

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LINEN SILK FINISH

Linen cloth goes back tens of thousands of years; in Pharaonic Egypt it was a symbol of light and purity and was displayed as wealth. Silk, developed in ancient China, was the most sought-after luxury item traded to Europe. Now the texture and luster of these fabrics – with a final coat of shimmering silver or gold – gives any wall a stunning three-dimensional effect and turns it from simple to rich and bold.

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NOTTI VENEZIANE ANTIQUE VELVET

“Notti Veneziane” means “Venetian Nights” and this finish evokes it.  At night in Venice, the lanterns come on, creating shimmering reflections in the lagoon, and the city’s ancient plaster walls gleam in the moonlight. Similarly, our metallic pigments change in the light, on a texture as rich as Venetian leather and as velvety as a Venice night...undeniably romantic.

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TOSCANA FINISH

The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Tuscany’s heritage endures in its stunning landscapes, its great vineyards, and its charming villages. The Medici villas and Tuscany’s grand cities of Pisa, Lucca Siena and of course Florence are all rich in culture and architectural majesty. This finish, with many colors and textures with which you can customize, brings the essence of this historic region into your home.

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VENUS MARBLE EFFECT FINISH

In Roman mythology, Venus was the goddess of beauty and love. The most famous sculpture of her, the Venus de Milo, was carved in a marble that outlives all time. For our Venus Marble- Effect Finish, we use natural components to create a marble-like appearance – glossy and smooth and with a Venus Metal topcoat that plays with the light in your room. In all, it’s a finish of beauty you will love.

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