Lime Plaster (Venetian)
With the increasing appreciation for natural materials in design, Lime plaster also known as the classic ‘Venetian Plaster’ is clearly making a comeback. With its natural feel and organic looking texture, lime plaster is literally earth on your walls. There are no limits to the amount of styles and finishes for a beautiful earthy aesthetics as a natural render and delivering a more authentic European style and rustic look.
Lime has been used as the binder in mortars, plasters and renders for thousands of years. It is based on calcium oxide and used for interior and exterior wall decorations. Lime plaster or Venetian plaster, when applied to walls and exposed to the carbon dioxide in the air, the mixture turns back into limestone. Lime is resilient to water so can be used as a render in external and internal areas including wet areas such as bathrooms. Widely used in Italy, its appeal has gained popularity and has spread throughout the world.