Finishes

Our plasters have an outstanding reputation, and are some of the most widely used plasters in Italy as well as other European Countries. Italian or "venetian plasters" are gaining popularity in the US, and may very well be the finish of the future because of the quality, endurance, beauty, and protective characteristics that they provide.


Using ancestral techniques of application, we bring true Italian & European tradition into your home. We are the only applicators who provide the genuine ancestral finish Mantovano, which originated in Mantua Italy (which is now Mantova) and adorns palaces and castle walls. Not only do these plasters bring beauty and tradition into your home, but they are likewise environmentally friendly, non-toxic and help to preserve the the underlying structure.
Due to the dust mite and mold/mildew resistant qualities, they make for an allergy free environment. They contain no toxic chemicals.

Most of our plasters can be applied both in interior and exterior, some can be applied in a shower stall. Most are scrubbable, making them not only beautiful but also profoundly practical for both commercial and residential areas.


MANTOVANO

STUCCO MANTOVANO is the continuation of
the classic Italian art of decorating façades and interior surfaces with extremely well-matured lime. Soft and
malleable, it follows the classic Mantuan decorative tradition of being applied by brush and spatula concurrently, setting it apart from all other
mineral coatings. Though immune to deterioration, its low filling power entails that several coats are required for a perfect finish. STUCCO MANTOVANO is extremely durable and will neither crack nor crumble

CALCENOVA

CALCENOVA is contemporary commitment to the
timeless Italian art of making spatula-applied plasters based on matured slaked lime. The sensual gentleness of the finish is enriched by the soft earth colours, ranging from warm yellow to sedate green and amber, to
create an atmosphere of unparalleled harmony and beauty. Thanks to its superior filling power and long-term chemical stability and immunity to deterioration, it neither cracks nor crumbles.

TOP FEATURES: Smooth semi-gloss finish with translucent marble-like appearance. Product is used in Italy for restorations where authenticity is important. Cool and smooth to the touch like polished stone. Restoration approved. Unparalleled breathability and mold resistance. The mirror like shine comes naturally - no waxing or sanding required.

CALCENOVA ARREDO

CALCENOVA ARREDO furthers commitment to the
Italian art of making spatula-applied plasters based on thoroughly matured slaked lime. The infinite spectrum of colours, their intensity puts it in a class of its own.
CALCENOVA ARREDO is immune to deterioration, exhibits excellent filling power, and neither cracks nor crumbles.

TOP FEATURES: The mineral finish traditional of Italian decoration. Unparalleled breathability and mold resistance.

MARMORINO

MARMORINO represents one of Italy’s
traditional Italian stone-substitute applications; comprising slaked lime filtered off of any impurities and crushed marble. Trowels to a smooth, perfect finish that lets you see but not touch the applicator’s strokes.
MARMORINO is a medium-build mineral covering
trowelled to give a satin-finished, marbling effect of remarkable smoothness and evenness. Thanks to its excellent filling power and longterm [chemical stability / immunity to deterioration], it neither cracks nor crumbles. The granular composition of the fine marble flour coupled with the thoroughly matured slaked lime, produce outstanding decorative effects and depths of colour which can be further enhanced, on interior surfaces,by waxing.

TOP FEATURES: Restoration approved. Extremely Breathable, Natural mineral finish. Very classical finish, historically more popular in the northern part of Italy.

 

VENEZIANO


STUCCO VENEZIANO applies the Italian decorative
tradition, heritage and know-how to advanced research methods. The result is a revolutionary product, which adapts to today’s tastes those unforgettable colours, and aesthetic experiences the Master Decorators of the Serene Republic of Venice were renowned for.
STUCCO VENEZIANO is a self-polishing, spatula applied
covering free from oils or paraffin-based waxes.

Fully washable with water and either detergents or ammonia, it exhibits excellent permeability and improves the long-term durability of the substrate.

EFFECT DESCRIPTION: Textured, translucent appearance is smooth to the touch. Washable and patchable, good for high traffic areas. Smoothest Venetian Plaster (mirror like shine)

TOP FEATURES: Breathable Water-repellent, Extra-Hard, Extra-Washable, Self-Polishing. Retouchable in Time. This plaster is very durable and can resist over 50,000 brushstrokes. May be used inside and outside without restrictions.

VENEZIANO BICOLORE (TWO COLORS)


STUCCO VENEZIANO applies the Italian decorative
tradition, heritage and know-how to advanced research methods. The result is a revolutionary product, which adapts to today’s tastes those unforgettable colours, and aesthetic experiences the Master Decorators of the Serene Republic of Venice were renowned for.
STUCCO VENEZIANO is a self-polishing, spatula applied
covering free from oils or paraffin-based waxes.

Fully washable with water and either detergents or ammonia, it exhibits excellent permeability and improves the long-term durability of the substrate.

EFFECT DESCRIPTION: Textured, translucent appearance is smooth to the touch. Washable and patchable, good for high traffic areas. Smoothest Venetian Plaster (mirror like shine)

TOP FEATURES: Breathable Water-repellent, Extra-Hard, Extra-Washable, Self-Polishing. Retouchable in Time. This plaster is very durable and can resist over 50,000 brushstrokes. May be used inside and outside without restrictions.

VENEZIANO WITH GOLD


STUCCO VENEZIANO applies the Italian decorative
tradition, heritage and know-how to advanced research methods. The result is a revolutionary product, which adapts to today’s tastes those unforgettable colours, and aesthetic experiences the Master Decorators of the Serene Republic of Venice were renowned for.
STUCCO VENEZIANO is a self-polishing, spatula applied
covering free from oils or paraffin-based waxes.

Fully washable with water and either detergents or ammonia, it exhibits excellent permeability and improves the long-term durability of the substrate.

EFFECT DESCRIPTION: Textured, translucent appearance is smooth to the touch. Washable and patchable, good for high traffic areas. Smoothest Venetian Plaster (mirror like shine)

TOP FEATURES: Breathable Water-repellent, Extra-Hard, Extra-Washable, Self-Polishing. Retouchable in Time. This plaster is very durable and can resist over 50,000 brushstrokes. May be used inside and outside without restrictions.

AQUARELLO

AQUARELLO embodies the latest advances in materials for the protection and decoration of wall structures. An innovative product rooted in tradition, AQUARELLO preserves all those colour characteristics of a previous era wholly reliant on the skill and care of its craftsmen.
AQUARELLO is a decorative brush glaze resistant to acid and alkali attack, ideally suited to the protection and decoration of external and internal surfaces in plaster. EFFECT DESCRIPTION: Uneven Stain. Finely pebbled texture with a soft cloudlike appearance and matte finish.

TOP FEATURE: Aerosol Graffiti Resistant. It resists perfectly to rain and frost, excellent on concrete inside or outside (its properties makes concrete last longer). Extremely resistant outside – Alkalis and Acids resistant. Can be scrubbed or washed with high-pressure systems without damage. Resistant to aerosol graffiti, can be cleaned with acetone. In Italy, it is used for urban historical buildings.

AQUARELLO with interest & stencil

EFFECT DESCRIPTION: Uneven Stain with texture for an old crumbling plaster look.

TOP FEATURE: Aerosol Graffiti Resistant. It resists perfectly to rain and frost, excellent on concrete inside or outside (its properties makes concrete last longer). Extremely resistant outside – Alkalis and Acids resistant.

TRAVERTINO

TRAVERTINO is way of unveiling today the secrets of the
reconstituted stone and marble techniques, closely guarded by the Italian Master Masons for centuries. In this case, the stucco reproduces the typical, pock-marked effects of Travertino, a stone found around Tivoli.
TRAVERTINO exhibits excellent vapor permeability, which allows the plasterwork to breath, and thus keeps it from deteriorating and crumbling.

EFFECT DESCRIPTION: This historic classic of the decorative tradition in Tuscany and central Italy has the look and feel of unpolished Travertine stone. The marble flour and selected sands make it highly durable.

TOP FEATURES: Extremely Breathable, Natural mineral finish. Classical of the decorative tradition in Tuscany and in the central part of Italy. May be used inside and outside without restrictions.

ETURIA

ETRURIA is the ultimate contemporary expression
of the Italian glazing tradition for interior decorative paint effects. The accomplished proportioning of variously-coloured pigments combines with the admixed finely-ground stone to create classic and modern
shades on delicate, mellow textures.
ETRURIA is a glazing brush paint resistant to both acid
and alkali attack.

EFFECT DESCRIPTION: Authentic Tuscan plaster. Quartz crystals give it a texture that has both sandy and smooth areas, with a look that is mottled, matte and shiny. A unique look that is very strong, durable, and scrubbable.

TOP FEATURES: Elastomeric and Very High scrub resistance and detergents resistance, easily washable

 

Metallo

STUCCO VENEZIANO METALLO applies the Italian decorative tradition, heritage and know-how to advanced research methods. The result is a revolutionary product, which adapts to today’s tastes those unforgettable colours, and aesthetic experiences the Master
Decorators of the Serene Republic of Venice were renowned for. STUCCO VENEZIANO METALLO is a self-polishing, spatula-applied covering free from oils or paraffin-based waxes.

Colors could be customized to suit your needs. The finish is matte but has reflective qualities due to the metallic ingredients.

MURS D'ARTE

MURS D’ART is medium which best exemplifies, through its pigments and natural components, the classic heritage of its constituents, giving life to hues and effects of another age.
MURS D’ART is an ecological medium based on natural ingredients. Thanks to its flexibility of application, MURS D’ART can be used to create a wide, variegated and highly decorative range of stunning shades and effects.

EFFECT DESCRIPTION: Rustic Textured Plaster. This heavily textured plaster with a rustic look has cellulose fibers in it, giving it sound-dampening properties which make it great for media rooms. Thermal insulating properties make it warm to the touch.

TOP FEATURES: Sound and Thermal insulation capabilities. Extremely user friendly

TEXTURED FRESCONOVA

EFFECT DESCRIPTION: Cool, satiny, and smooth to the touch.Smooth Venetian Plaster (low gloss to mattee finish)

TOP FEATURES: We apply Fresconova over a textured base to attain this unique finish, traditional to the Italian decorative heritage. Unparalleled breathability and mold resistance.

Rasa Calce

Provides an old world, rustic or italian villa look. Can be textured as much or little as desired. Heavier texture yields some cracks which add to the old world look. Color can be either mixed with plaster or can be trowelled untinted and then colored with a tinted matte wax (which adds additional protection).

Pure Lime, textured and tinted. 1200 colors available

STUCCO ROMANO
EFFECT DESCRIPTION: Lightly textured, with the look of quarried stone. Waxed for durability and to attain the semi-gloss finish. Can be used in areas of high humidity.

TOP FEATURES: Breathable Water-repellent, Hard, Washable, Self-Polishing.

STUCCO LUGANO
STUCCO VALENTINO
Terra Decorative

Provides a rustic look.

Pure Lime, no texture. Comes in 1200 colors.

Pearlesence: Can be applied over any plaster to add subtle pearl highlights.
FIORENTINO

EFFECT DESCRIPTION: matte finish with a soft cloudlike appearance. Smooth to the touch and opaque. Mica wax added to this particular sample for a unique look.

SUITABILITY: Interiors, areas of high humidity

TOP FEATURES: Breathable Water-repellent, Extra-Hard, Extra-Washable, Retouchable in Time. Water resistant – May be applied in a shower.

RESIN MONTOVANO


EFFECT DESCRIPTION: Smooth Venetian Plaster. A similar look to historic Mantovano, but with a high-gloss shine and darker colors available. Extra performance for areas of high humidity.

TOP FEATURES: Breathable Water-repellent, Extra-Hard, Extra-Washable, Self-Polishing. Retouchable in Time.

 

CALCE LIBERTY (LIME PAINT)

CALCE LIBERTY sets today the standard for slakedlime-based mediums, while at the same time preserving the best of classic Italian paints. CALCE LIBERTY is a durable, lime-based decorative paint available in a wide spectrum of colours.
CALCE LIBERTY is a mineral-based, waterborne wall-paint combining permeability and superior covering power with a very high white point and excellent resistance to both abrasion and atmospheric corrosion. Thanks to its particular composition and the very high quality of its mineral ingredients, CALCE LIBERTY is ecological, anti-septic and a very effective fungicide.

EFFECT DESCRIPTION: matte "Lime-milk". The chalky, translucent look of Lime Paint and Lime Wash has a charm that cannot be matched by modern paint products. mattee finish, with anti-mold properties. Exterior walls will quickly gain an "aged" appearance.

TOP FEATURES: Extremely Breathable, Natural mineral paint. Anti-mold. Hygenizing. May be used inside and outside without restrictions.