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Environmental Benefits Of Venetian Plaster


Venetian plaster is eco-friendly! If you want to go green, this wall finish will help you do that. All the materials that make venetian plaster are all natural, nontoxic and emit zero VOC's - (Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a large group of chemicals that are found in many products we use to build and maintain our home.) For those that don’t know anything about this type of plaster; Venetian plaster is putty made from fired limestone and water, creating lime plaster, when that lime plaster is applied to walls or ceilings and exposed to the co2 in the air, the mixture turns back into limestone again.

The Lime Cycle diagram helping to show how Venentian Plaster is made for walls

Lime is also naturally high in PH, so it automatically acts as an antibacterial surface, which inhibits the growth of mold and other fungus. It provides a great source of insulation for walls making it energy efficient. And as if all of that weren’t enough, Venetian plasterwork also provides security to constructions because of its natural anti-flammable properties.

When this wall finish dries, it turns into a rock-like surface, making it extremely hard and exceptionally durable. And it has endured the test of time both aesthetically and physically.

Most commonly seen on walls in Italy - it is now a hit on the market throughout the world.

The drawbacks of this type of finish is it is typically more expensive than paint initially and not especially DIY friendly. Application requires thorough knowledge of setting times and product properties. This is why it is recommend to use an experienced Venetian Plaster Artisan and why some suppliers require people complete a training course before selling their products.

If you're thinking about using venetian plaster in your home or business to make it more green and healthy, get in touch at contact@claddaghplastering.com