The Venetian marble plaster spatula, which is the most traditional and expensive, involves laying three layers of product with a specific tool. From a technical point of view, the use of the spatula is more difficult, but it allows creating decorative stuccoes that are much more complex: such as marble stucco, the so-called sand wind paint or the rough effect.
How is the Venetian plaster applied on the wall?
As we have indicated, to achieve the desired effect, three coats must be applied, with long drying times between coats (which can be up to 24 hours).
The application of the filling itself can include curvilinear movements, typical of the classical technique, or circular or straight, depending on the effect that the client wishes to obtain.
When the last coat of stucco has dried, the painter will use the spatula to smooth the material evenly, preparing it for the final stage of wax polishing.
At this point, all that remains is to rub the stucco with a woolen cloth and let it dry, to give the effect of shine and elegance so characteristic of Venetian decorative stuccoes.
Advantages of Venetian marble plaster
The considerable number of advantages of Venetian marble plaster compensates for its high price.
First of all, its ecological compatibility
This technique is based on lime and marble powder, all natural, non-toxic elements with anti-mold and antibacterial properties.
- In addition, Venetian plaster is highly resistant to moisture and at the same time is breathable. This means that it will give the wall the ability to exchange air with the outside, thereby preventing moisture build-up and condensation.
- The countless range of colors and types of decorations make venetian marble plaster very versatile. You will have a whole range of possibilities.
- Finally, this particular painting technique guarantees high durability over time and a highly original visual effect.
Give a special finish to your walls with the Venetian marble plaster technique. Its beautiful texture makes it one of the most used by decorators when it comes to giving a different touch, and here we show you how to do it.
- Spatula or filling plate from 8 “to 10”
- Maroon or iron sandpaper
- 1 gallon of filling (for every 10m2 approx.)
- ½ gallon of stucco (10m2 approx.)
- Protective plastic for the floor
- First place the protective plastic to avoid dirtying your floor, then prepare the surface to work by sanding it with #80 sandpaper.
When the surface is completely sanded, proceed to paste it with the iron or 10 “spatula.With the surface ready, it mixes the stucco and the color, normally earth or reddish tones are used for this type of finish. Remember that the quantities in the mixture vary depending on the measures of the space to be painted, for this our store advisers will recommend the ideal ones.It blends with the stucco and the color, giving it different directions to obtain a veined finish and texture.Apply two coats of this paste to finish it. Once the stucco has been applied, rub it constantly to get more shine using an 8 “or 10” iron.