The first decorative plaster appeared in the times of ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, becoming the owner of a thousand-year history. After several centuries, the famous Italian architect Andrea Polladio, by trial and error, revived the once lost technology for applying decorative plaster.
It was decorative plaster that became the starting point in the development of his career. Gradually, Venetian decorative plaster was able to conquer Venice and Lombardy, and at the end of the seventeenth century and the whole of Europe.
To date, Venetian plaster is one of the most popular decorative plasters used for interior decoration. After the plaster has been applied to the walls, the room is transformed, becoming like works of art from the Renaissance.
Venetian plaster is a rare combination of various organic components, which include quartz, marble and granite natural chips, having an acrylic binder. This type of plaster has a natural appearance and ease of application,at the same time, the technology of applying the substance is easy, and the materials are improved, which was the result of the development of decorative plaster.
Modern Venetian decorative plaster can be applied to the wall by various methods. The standard method of applying such plaster is a method in which the composition is applied on a perfectly flat and dry wall, which is considered the main condition by which you can transform the room.
If necessary, you can also cover the walls with a deep primer, which is prepared for this plaster. It is necessary to evenly put plaster on the edge of the spatula, which is carried out using a narrow spatula or knife. Plaster is applied to the trowel only on the right side, in the case where the master is right-handed, and otherwise, the plaster is placed on the left side.
The plaster should be applied to the wall in a thin, even layer, trying to make the first layer smaller. To do this, it is necessary to press the spatula as closely as possible to the wall, placing it at an angle of 20 degrees. Each of the completed layers must be translucent at a thickness of 1 millimeter.It is best to use small-sized spatulas, but when it is possible to apply the plaster quickly, it will be possible to switch to large ones.
After applying the first layer of Venetian decorative plaster it is necessary to distribute the composition until it is completely dry, trying to avoid straight lines. This is necessary in order to avoid smooth visual transitions and irregularities in texture between strokes.
In the case when a white wall can be seen under the first layer, then you should not worry, because the second one together with the third layers of plaster will hide it from us. Before proceeding with the application of the second layer should wait for the complete drying of the first. This could take at least an hour, but ideally you should wait three hours.
Venetian plaster does not recognize the rush, in view of what it should be applied carefully and consistently. In the case when the stains remain on the wall after the plaster has dried, they should be scraped off with a small trowel. At this stage, sandpaper should not be used to remove streaks, because it creates dust that is unacceptable for Venetian plaster.
The final, textured layer of Venetian plaster is applied with a narrow trowel, having a width of 12 centimeters. Quite original images are created thanks to a narrow spatula, but this significantly lengthens the time spent on the design of the wall surface.