Plaster and stucco are generic terms to describe a mixture of minerals and aggregates used to cover walls and ceiling. 'Plaster' usually describes an interior product and 'stucco' simply refers to anything applied on the exterior. There are many different kinds of plasters and stuccos made from different materials for different uses.
We use Vasari Plaster & Stucco finishes It is manufactures natural and traditional products made from lime, powdered marble and fine sand. Vasary products are available in any texture, sheen or color. All products made from the finest raw materials with the highest environmental standards. Vasari products are crafted for interior and exterior use with unmatched beauty, versatiltiy and ease of use. Vasary products have been known as lime stucco, Venetian plaster, polished plaster, Italian plaster, Marmorino...whatever the name, Vasari offers unparalleled quality and affordability in the world.
Lime based wall finishes have been used for thousands of years. From the tombs of the Pyramids of Giza to the Sistine Chapel, lime stucco has been a key ingredient in great architecture on six continents for over 9000 years. Ancient Romans were thought to have perfected lime plasters to a higher art than previous cultures incorporating unlimited decorative elements. Fine plaster craft was lost for a thousand years until the Renaissance. Lime plasters were were widely recognized for their beauty, feel and longevity. Perhaps most importantly, it was the structural qualities that were most desired. Like Vasari products, lime plasters are breathable, water tolerant, absorb carbon dioxide, are naturally resistant to mildew and fungus, self healing on exteriors and easily repairable.
Vasari plasters have also been called Venetian plaster, lime stucco, polished plaster, stucco lustro, stucco lucido, imported plaster, Italian plaster, Marmorino and Veneziano. Whatever you call it, Vasari plaster is truly the most beautiful, luxurious and affordable wall finish available. It is composed of finely crushed marble, aged lime and natural pigments. The sheen, depending on application style, can be compared to finely polished marble, soft satin or traditionally rustic stucco. Vasari Plaster is not a faux finish. It is the 'real thing' and synonymous with the traditional stucco and plaster used around the globe for ages.
Lime and marble plasters have been used for thousands of years to decorate the walls of palaces, royal tombs and great monuments throughout the world. Today, these products continue to be used to enhance prestigious homes and buildings far and wide. Lime plasters and paints can transform simple walls into works of art. Venetian Plaster is utilized in both traditional and contemporary architectural styles, including Tuscan, Southwest, Santa Fe, French, log home, craftsman, and modern designs. This versatile plaster works perfectly on both interior and some exterior surfaces.