Polished plaster is a common 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 is mainly used internally, on walls and ceilings, to give a finish that looks like polished marble, travertine, or limestone. It is also possible to mix these types of plasters to achieve quite distinctive bespoke finishes.
Polished plaster can be tinted or coloured using natural or synthetic colourants. The ability to tint Venetian plaster is especially helpful when a specific color of “marble” is desired, or when a colour that does not exist naturally is wanted.