For the appearance of Venetian plaster, we can thank not only ancient Rome, where it was created, but also the Renaissance, re-introducing it into fashion. Italian aristocrats and rich European houses used a Venetian for wall decoration, despite its high price.
The technique of applying Venetian plaster and its composition has not changed much over time, except that it became easier to apply it, thanks to the development of modern technologies. This plaster consists of the finest marble flour, lime, dyes, and water. Nowadays, to facilitate work with it, polymer additives are introduced into it. Venetian plaster not only repeats marble with its unique pattern, streaks and the thinnest transitions of shades, but also surpasses it in beauty, brightness and color saturation, the ability to obtain a given color and pattern. The main secret of her beauty - in a special technique of its application, in painstaking, patient and careful work in compliance with all the requirements of the technology.
Venetian is applied as brush strokes of the artist, which make it jerky or slow, wavy, curved, or straight - then this plaster gets its unique pattern.By applying at least three layers of this plaster, only then a depth effect will appear on it, creating a mirror-volume effect on it. The optimal number is about five layers, but in some cases wizards can produce 7 or more layers. Venetian application is a very laborious job. Each layer is smoothed, leveled, give it to dry well, polished. After finishing the work, the finishing layer is rubbed with wax, and the coating acquires a mirror shine and depth.
It takes about a month for the Venetian plaster to acquire all its properties, the oxidation and oxygenation processes are over. But then it will serve for years, without losing its properties.