How To Maintain Venetian Plaster And Keep It Looking Like New
Venetian plaster is a type of plaster used to create a smooth, elegant finish on walls and ceilings. It is made from calcite, lime putty, and water, and can be tinted to create a variety of different colors. Venetian plaster is a popular choice for both residential and commercial settings because of its beauty and durability.
While Venetian plaster is quite resilient, it does require some maintenance to keep it looking its best. Here are a few tips on how to maintain your Venetian plaster and keep it looking like new:
Check the overall finish
After application, the walls can be sealed with a wax protection which makes them waterproof, helping to repel any grease and grime. Applying a wax means the cleaning and maintenance of your freshly new plastered walls will be much easier. However if the walls are not sealed, or you're unsure, then do test a small inconspicuous area before going ahead with the entire wall.
Be gentle when cleaning
When cleaning your polished plaster, it is important to use only water or a mild soap and avoid any harsh cleaning materials, as these can potentially damage the surface. Although polished plaster is robust, it is also delicate, so always clean gently. We recommend using a damp cloth for wet wiping and a microfibre cloth for dusting .Dry thoroughly
Although waterproof, it isn’t best practice to leave the surface wet. After cleaning, take another dry, soft, non-abrasive cloth and dry the wall down. By using circular motions this will help keep the sheen. Ensure there are no remaining water marks or smudges left that could blemish the appearance of your walls.
Tackle repairs carefully
Even though polished plaster is exceptionally durable, daily life can sometimes lead to cracks or scratches. However due to the fact the plaster is applied in layers, it’s very easy to repair and restore the smooth appearance without the need for re-plastering the entire wall. Although repairs can be simple, it is still advisable to to call in specialists to rectify any problems, please don't hesitate to contact us, one of our team is always on hand to assist.