JW Plastering is a small plastering firm based in Market Drayton, Shropshire. We have over 15 year experience in the industry.
We specialise in all aspects of plastering, rendering and floor screeding. Including Venetian / Polished Plastering, this is a specialist style of plastering that is fully water and heat proof and comes in a varity of colours, textures and styles.
ABOUT VENETIAN / POLISHED PLASTERING Venetian plaster dates back as far as Roman times but was further developed by the Venetians approximately 500 years ago. Examples of their work still exist in many properties throughout Venice. The plaster or Stucco Veneziano as it is correctly known is made by using crushed marble mixed with a lime putty that has been soaked or "slaked" for a minimum of 6 months. This is then pigmented to give a vast array of colours. Pepper sand or finely crushed mother-of-pearl are often added to give different effects. This is then skillfully applied in various layers until the desired effect is achieved, then treated with natural waxes to seal and preserve the surface, thus ensuring that it will attract admiration for many years to come.