This Venetian plaster wall was created for a Law Firm in the Galleria Tower in Dallas. We use a specific authentic Italian lime plaster called Travertino. It is a medium aggregate made of lime and carrara marble. The layout was a block formation style and a sgraffito a technique meaning “to scratch” was used to make the grout lines. Lime stone walls are very cool to the touch and provide a healthy environment to homes and offices.
How to Apply Venetian Plaster Using Lime (Creating Stone Blocks)
(1) Trowel application of the base plaster – Prontomuro is a lime aggregate with about 4% resin and selective sands. (2) The Travertino plaster was mixed using four different colors. (3) We applied the lighter color of Travertino to the entire wall and let dry. (4) Using a tape measure and a level we laid out the pattern, lightly marking with a pencil. (5) Taping off the adjacent blocks, we applied the plaster using the multiple colors randomly, using a chip brush. Utilizing our trowels we then pulled the plaster in different directions embedding them into the surface. The natural pitted effects and multiple colorations of blends render each block as a separate stone. We burnished with the trowel bringing the marble flour to the surface. (6) Moving to adjacent stones and repeating the process above. (7) One we had completed a section before it hardened back to stone, we scoured in the grout lines using a dental tool and a ruler.
Lime Plaster a popular building source, dates as far backs as the 11th century. The lime used in our plasters is mined from the Italian alps, the highest quality found. The arial lime we use is a hydraulic lime which hardens back to stone through a carbonation process. Calcium carbonate (lime) absorbs water then releases, it is breathable, and regulates the humidity. There are many advantages of using lime plaster, we offer many plasters that have unique qualities more conducive to the modern day construction. The plasters we us are either lime, resin, or a modified lime.
The Travertine Wall is located behind the receptionist desk in the lobby entrance. In addition to this location a larger wall was done in the conference room.
Dallas Venetian Plaster applies Venetian Plaster to Commercial Offices and Residential Homes.
Home office located in Mckinney, Texas 75070 | Office: 972-670-9850
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Mckinney, Plano, Frisco