Venetian plaster is Italian stucco first developed for the homes in Venice, Italy as a way to protect the walls from the moisture of the surrounding waterways. Historically, the ingredient of marble dust was combined into the lime plaster for durability, then polished with a layer of wax to lock out the moisture. Today’s Venetian Plaster comes in a variety of environmentally friendly ingredients that mimic the historical mixtures as well as creating texture options. One of the discerning features of this medium is, that when waxed and using multiple layers of colors, you can literally see the color behind a color.
We invite you to discover our Old World styles of Venetian Plaster in the images below.