Venetian Plaster & Faux
"Venetian Plaster" is a Finishing technique using thin layers of plaster applied with a spatula or trowel and then burnished to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture. "Venetian plaster" is American made term to explain the verity of different techniques and materials used to create the polished stucco finish. The term "Venetian plaster" is mainly used between architects and designers in the US.
Techniques: Stucco Veneziano (Venetian stucco), Marmorino, Scagliola, Sgraffitto, Marezzo (American Scagliola), Spatolato, Tadelakt, Kurra etc. These finishes are not faux finishes. Faux finishes are created by using paint or acrylic paste to mimic appearance of natural materials including polished plaster and stucco.
Jeff Freidt is the head of the Venetian Plaster for Avalante llc. Trained in 1999, Jeff was one of the first craftsman to perform VP (Venetian Plaster) in Las Vegas. Working directly with manufactures of various product lines he has mastered many techniques and styles of the application and look. Jeff is exacting in his quality requirements and has built a large and loyal customer base. If you are looking for a true craftsman and wish to discuss your VP project then please call Jeff on his cell at 702-604-9678.
Faux painting or Faux finishing are terms used to describe a wide range of decorative painting techniques. From the French word for "fake", faux painting began as a form of replicating materials such as marble and wood with paint, but has come to encompass many other decorative finishes for walls and furniture.