If you are in search of creating a more modern and sophisticated look to your home, then look no further than Venetian Plaster. From residential homes to commercial retail and leisure facilities, this striking technique with an interesting background simply oozes with luxury. No matter whether you have had Venetian plaster installed in your property for some time, or if you are considering installing it, we thought it would be useful to share with you some guidance on maintaining Venetian plaster walls. With just a few simple maintenance tips, there is no reason as to why you can’t enjoy its beauty for years to come.
Why Venetian Plaster?
Venetian Plaster is an incredibly practical choice. When applied, the plaster dries to a durable finish. As it is less prone to cracking and shrinking, it is a practical investment. As it is breathable if it gets wet, the plaster will dry quickly preventing moisture from being absorbed under the surface. Although Venetian Plaster is significantly low maintenance, there are still some top guidelines to follow.
Venetian Plaster Maintenance
Here are our five top tips for maintaining Venetian polished plaster walls:
Check the overall finish
After installation your contractors will usually seal the plastered walls with a special wax which makes them waterproof, helping to repel any grease and grime. Applying a wax means the cleaning and maintenance of your freshly new plastered walls will be much easier. However if your plasterer did not seal the walls, or you aren’t sure, then be sure to test a small inconspicuous area before going ahead with the entire wall. If you’re not happy with the result, consult a Venetian Plaster expert before doing anything else.
Be gentle when cleaningWhen cleaning your polished plaster, it is important to use only water or a mild soap and avoid any harsh cleaning materials, as these can potentially damage the surface. We recommend using our cleansing milk, Latte Detergente. Although polished plaster is robust, it is also delicate, this is why you should always clean gently; we advise using a damp cloth for wet wiping and a microfibre cloth for dusting. Each of these methods will help keep the original lustre of the finish.
Although waterproof, it isn’t best practice to leave the surface wet. When you have eliminated all of the dirt be sure to take another dry, soft, non-abrasive cloth and dry the wall down. By using circular motions this will help keep the plasters shine. While carefully drying it is important to be thorough and ensure there are no remaining water marks or smudges left that could blemish the appearance of your walls.