FAQ

a blend of both
craftsmanship And art

Contact Us

Venetian Plaster

Venetian plaster is suitable for use on walls and ceilings, including curved surfaces such as archways and columns. It works beautifully on fireplace surrounds and feature walls.

Venetian plaster offers a grout-free, low-maintenance alternative to tiles or natural stone. It is naturally resistant to mould and mildew, and, in terms of hardness and durability, is comparable to tiles.

Applying Venetian plaster is a bit like creating a sculpture or a piece of art – there’s a high level of knowledge and skill required and the craftspeople who specialise in it have often spent years perfecting their trade. Incorrect application can result in a patchy, uneven surface, therefore we would always recommend hiring a professional. It’s also worth noting that in its wet form, lime plaster is highly alkaline and caustic, so it’s best handled by an experienced tradesperson using appropriate protective gear.

  • Provides a distinct and smooth surface to the walls
  • Visually modern and elegant
  • Available in various paints & colours
  • Rock-like hardness – this hardness means it is exceptionally durable
  • Environmentally friendly as it is made of all natural components
  • Absorbs CO2 as it is made from lime plaster. This CO2 abosrbtion over time results in the plaster becoming harder, meaning less CO2 in the air and stronger walls!
  • Regulates humidity – Venetian plaster is unyielding as rock, meaning it is breathable and allows moisture to escape from the underlying layer so your home will be less hot and humid.
  • Venetian plaster is odourless, meaning no odour left in the air after completion compared to paint

Yes, due to the artistic nature of Venetian plaster, each wall can be finished as a unique statement with its own distinctive and elegant look. Grand Venetian Designs will work with you by offering you advice on how best to bring your vision to life. From customizing colors or combining plaster finishes, we can create a beautifully coordinated look with your overall plan in mind.

Microcement

Our Microcement can be applied on many surfaces such as concrete, cement, tiles, glass, plaster, drywall, metal, mortar, ceramic, wood, iron or terrazzo for example. Microcement can not be applied on wooden parquet because the wood expansion coefficient is much bigger than the Microcement.

Yes. It should only be remembered that underfloor heating should be started, checked and turned off at least 7 days before the microcement is applied. 

Yes. The microcement is resistant to moisture and temperature changes. One should only remember to use a varnish dedicated for outdoor use to protect the last layer of microcement.

The dampness has to be treated before you apply the microcement basecoats and/or microcement colour coats especially when the microcement is sealed with non-breathing sealers.

We recommend you have it prepared with the suitable products available for wetrooms, all the cementicious surfaces should be rendered smooth as if they where going to be painted. Drywall needs no cementicious render.

The microcement surfaces should be cleaned with a damp mop, use a neutral soap. We highly recommend maintenance of all surfaces coated with Microcement, especially floors. Microcement surfaces should be cared for in a similar way as a natural wooden surface. It is recommended not do drag heavy or sharp objects, and refrain from using abrasive products. Saturate a sponge or rag mop in water, then wring it almost dry so it feels only slightly damp to the touch. Damp-mop the floor

The Microcement can be applied on underfloor heating, but with due care.

Before applying the Microcement on underfloor heating is necessary to follow some basic recommendations. The application protocol determines the guidelines to follow once installed Microcement on the heating system installed in the soil.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

we are quality-focused in our service delivery, with a keen focus on client satisfaction

We could not be happier with the finished look of the polished plaster! Tom was friendly and helpful from start to finish and delivered a high standard of work. Well done and we wish Grand Venetian Designs all the best

– Mary OToole

Quality work ethic with great attention to detail. We are delighted with the job carried out by Tom and would highly recommend Grand Venetian Designs. The finish is stunning and elegant.

– John McKenna

We recently completed a renovation in our home and opted for the venetian plaster finish. We are blown away with the look and would like to thank Grand Venetian Design on a job well done. 

– Anne McDonnell