We offer a wide range of services that include fine interior painting, faux finishing, Venetian plaster, finish carpentry, staining and top coats, wall paper removal, skim coating, drywall / plaster repairs, as well as wood door, window, trim & molding repairs, furniture repair, and general handyman services. We have also developed a proprietary technique for painting straight cut-in lines between ceiling and walls made of knockdown plaster and / or popcorn ceilings. Click HERE for more information on this technique.
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Is Venetian Plaster Made From Plaster?
The short version is yes. Venetian plaster is a finish consisting of plaster mixed with lime and marble dust. When applied properly it is a durable and long lasting finish. It can be burnished down to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture, but can also be worked to a satin or even matte finish. At least "real" Venetian plaster can. There are products from the big box stores like Lowes and Home Depot that call themselves Venetian plaster, but these are typically made of acrylic compounds using gypsum and/or clay as the additive instead of of marble dust and lime. They are more akin to a faux finish than anything else, but that being said, they can produce a very nice finish when applied properly.
What Are Faux Finishes?
According to Wikipedia, "faux finishing is a term used to describe decorative paint finishes that replicate the appearance of materials such as marble, wood or stone. The term comes from the French word faux, meaning false, as these techniques started as a form of replicating materials such as marble and wood with paint, but has subsequently come to encompass many other decorative finishes for walls and furniture including simulating recognizable textures and surfaces." We think that pretty well sums it up. There are also other painting techniques that don't necessarily seek to duplicate or simulate known materials. Instead they are more an expression of art than anything else and are basically limited only by your imagination.