Brisbane homeowners are property investors who value longevity and the Venetian Plaster application falls right in line with this. While it may not be your first choice for durable wall treatments, it is highly likely to last longer and produce a brilliant final finish. Venetian plaster is a textural finish that you can apply to walls to elevate the aesthetic value of your home no matter where it is applied. It is a type of affordable wall plaster made from fired limestone and water that provides a uniquely beautiful look with a subtle, iridescent sheen. It’s been a style option for many decades now, but it is still a flexible application for modern times. That means that it is an option that can quite literally withstand the test of time.
How much does Venetian plaster cost?
Venetian plaster installation costs encompass a wide variety of factors including the materials, labour, and the size of the job. More complicated jobs require more time and plaster for installation, so they’ll cost more to complete than smaller rooms. We’ll get into everything involved with the cost of your Venetian plaster job in Brisbane.
The cost of materials
Venetian plaster s a highly affordable type of wall rendering because its materials are made of natural ingredients.
The cost of labour
This is where it gets tricky because Venetian plaster is a highly specialized rendering skill in Brisbane. It takes special expertise in order to professionally apply Venetian plaster that is polished and flawless in finish. There may be businesses that try to overcharge you, but it is up to you to practise some discretion and do the research required to distinguish what looks extraordinary.
The size of the job
The bigger the surface area of application, the more you’ll pay for Venetian plaster application; large spaces require more materials and time. As soon as the professional plaster experts are done drying the application, it becomes a rock-like substance that lasts for a long time and resists damage. It should last for at least a decade if not longer without serious repairs for cracks or otherwise.
5 Benefits of Using Venetian Plaster in Your Home
- Rapid Rendering is an expert in a wide variety of wall finishes but using Venetian plaster instead of other finishes has various benefits even with the classy and elegant look it gives surfaces
- Venetian Plaster is one of few wall treatments that can regulate humidity, and this is because it allows moisture to move through it, and it cools surfaces making a room less hot and humid
- Venetian plaster has alkaline properties that prevent mould from growing on its surfaces.
- Part of what simplifies the easy application of Venetian plaster is that it dries quickly and doesn’t leave a lingering smell. Venetian plaster doesn’t have any overt smells and that is because it is a mixture of natural ingredients. This also means that it is a natural and eco-friendly interior design technique.
- The most beneficial thing about this type of wall treatment for your home is that it is super low maintenance and doesn’t need a lot of attention but just a simple swipe, and it will appear as new
How to apply Venetian plaster?
Take it from us as Venetian plaster application experts, there are a couple of things that indicate a professional installation. We’ll go through some of them below.
Professionals will use the right tools
Professional rendering experts know the value of having the right tools to do the job. You’ll know you’ve employed the right wall render if they come equipped with high-tech application tools. These will dictate smooth the plaster is after finishing and how long it lasts.
Your plaster technician needs to take the time to ensure that the surface is imperfection-free before applying the materials. Rough textures need sanding, and any other issues need clearing. The plaster needs a smooth and clean surface for it to adhere properly.
The multi-coat application process
Your plaster’s first coat is the foundational layer and requires careful care to cover the surface. We’ll take our time to apply a thin coat of plaster using proper tools to ensure it does thinly and apply it evenly. The aim here is to ensure the surface is smooth. Once you’ve covered the wall, we’ll leave it to dry.
This coat of the plaster is required to reinforce the first and reinforce the smoothness. Proper application of the first coat will help to simplify the process of the second coat installation with a thin and even coat. This coat also requires another period of extensive drying.
High-end applications may necessitate the need for a third coat but this isn’t always the case. It all depends on the clients’ needs and if they are happy with the finish after two coats. This helps to enhance Venetian plaster’s durability and will last a long time.
Polishing the plaster
Venetian plaster can be polished by hand or by machine depending on the proficiency of your professional. Either way, polishing is meant to finish the finished look of the plaster effectively. There are special plaster finishing machines you can use but you can use a rotary polisher designed for car bodywork.
Even though we’ve already mentioned that this plaster type is easy to maintain, there are certain things you can do to preserve its elegance and make it even more durable. Other than the work of cleaning it regularly, there are also professional wall maintenance works at your disposal. Venetian plaster that is applied by experienced contractors will be sealed with a special protective material. This film helps to make the application waterproof and protects it against moisture retention, grease, and grime. Rapid Rendering is an aspect in all aspects of wall rendering in South Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich and Gold Coast. We can help you with all professional requirements for the Venetian plaster application.