Polished (Venetian) Plaster FAQs
Is polished plaster waterproof?
Polished or Venetian plaster in its natural form is not waterproof, you can apply wax or some sealants to make it water resistant but it will never be totally waterproof.
What is Marmorino?
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Can Venetian plaster be used in a bathroom/shower?
Venetian plaster can be used in a bathroom but it is not waterproof, therefore be careful where you apply it. However, it is good at resisting mildew and condensation as the lime in this natural product allows the walls to 'breathe', is naturally anti-bacterial and a natural mould killer.
How do you apply Venetian plaster?
You apply Venetian plaster with a trowel. It has the consistency of thick yoghurt and is spread thinly over prepared and primed walls in three coats for Spatula Stuhhi, two coats for Spirito Libero and two coats for Istinto. Please watch the videos to see it being applied.
How do you remove stains from Venetian plaster?
Dampen a soft cloth with warm water and apply a dab of mild liquid dish detergent in the centre. Very lightly buff the soapy cloth over any spots of dirt or minor stains to remove them. Remove soap residue with another damp cloth if necessary. However, unsealed walls will absorb oil and water, clean water will dry without effect but oil or fat will remain. If you have success removing oil marks please let me know.
How do you look after Venetian plaster walls?
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What are the benefits of Venetian Plaster?
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How do you remove Venetian plaster?
Once the walls are dry you can only remove Venetian plaster by scraping or sanding. If you want to over paint then sand it to create a key then apply your new surface.
How do you clean polished plaster?
Polished plaster is a strong material, but it is also delicate, so cleaning should always be done gently, with sensitivity to the surface. We recommend using a mild soapy detergent with a damp cotton cloth to wipe down your walls, or a microfibre to dust them. You can re-wax or reseal your walls to restore its appearance.
Is it waterproof?
Microcement is suitable for use in wet rooms, baths and spas for direct water exposure with the appropriate sealant.
Can it be used on floors?
Microcement is a highly durable material that may be used on floors. It comes in a wide variety of colours and has a seamless appearance.
Can it be used around fireplaces?
Microcement is flame and fire-resistant, but not fireproof, making it perfect for fire surrounds but using it as a base of back of a fireplace will result in discolouration and damage to the surface.
How easy is it to clean?
For ordinary day-to-day blemishes, wipe with a warm moist cloth then pat dry.
How do I find an Experienced Applicator?
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Can I use a parcel forwarding service?
You can but please check that they will accept the weight and size of the goods, we cannot be held responsible for goods refused, damaged or lost by your external arrangements.