Polished plaster is a term for the finish of some plasters and for the description of new and updated forms of traditional Italian plaster finishes. The term covers a whole range of decorative plaster finishes—from the very highly polished Venetian plaster and Marmorino to the rugged look of textured polished plasters. Polished plaster itself tends to consist of slaked lime, marble dust, and/or marble chips, which give each plaster its distinctive look.
Polished plaster is mainly used internally, on walls and ceilings, to give a finish that looks like polished marble, concrete, or stone. Such plasters are usually applied over a primer and basecoat base, Followed by several topcoats to achieve the desired result, they are finished (burnished) with a specialized inox steel trowel to a smooth glass-like lasta. Polished plaster is usually sealed with a protective layer of wax.
Dado (Cement & Lime)
Marbellino is a Polymer-based Marble plaster designed for wall application. An alternative to Dado, lime plasters or polished concrete without the known inherent disadvantages with cement or lime plaster applications. Marbellino is in essence 50% organic providing a natural appeal without the evidence of troweling or brushing despite the style and workmanship of the applicator. Variations in the product itself can either be more of a suede or more towards a consistent polished concrete appeal. Marbellino can either be left in a natural ultra Matt finish(Raw) or alternatively waxed to achieve a satin or high gloss appeal. Marbellino can be utilized for external or internal areas such as wet areas, splashbacks, columns, walls, and ceilings.
Marbellino in its natural state requires NO sealer or any ongoing sealants.
Coating systems that eliminate the inherent issues with commonly known decorative plasters. The amalgamation of organic materials and advanced polymers allows such products to provide a natural look but with the given benefits of modern-day polymers.