Polished Plaster London

One Of Our Fields Of Expertise Is Polished Plaster

As an established provider of quality painting and decorating work our comprehensive list of services apart from general commercial painting and decorating for the London market, are specialist first class finishes. Our reputation for exceptional results, professionalism and quality workmanship and our large client base reflects this.
Working alongside some of the biggest names in construction, contracting, project management and interior design our decorating team is one of the best in its field.

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What Is Polished Plaster?

Polished plaster is a specialist finish frequently used for interior decoration. It is also the description of a current and modified traditional Italian plaster finish. This term describes an entire range of plaster finishes for decorative purposes.

Polished plaster is one of the oldest building finishes available (around 9000 BC). Used extensively in Italy, it has become increasingly popular in America and Europe in recent times. Being a really distinctive plaster finish, it has found its place in luxury interiors.

There are a multitude of finished looks you can achieve with Polished Plaster due to the different techniques developed.

What is it Polished Plaster Made of and how does is the end result achieved?

The product for this finish is generally made up of slaked lime, marble dust or marble chips. This accounts for its distinctive appearance. The ratio of lime to marble can vary depending on the provider or requirement of the client. Plaster can contain either lime, gypsum or cement. The final appearance of the finish is a glossy and lustrous finish that looks much like limestone, marble or travertine. These all fall under the category of Polished Plaster, however, can be also left unburnished resulting in a matte but brittle finish.

Usually reserved for interior use, external use in the UK is described as ‘render’.

Normal application requires multiple layers of primer and basecoat. It is typically applied over a key-coat base or a primer, from 1 to 4 layers.Upon finishing a high standard polishing or burnishing is required with a specialised steel trowel in order to achieve a mirror or glass like lustre sealed with protective layers of wax.

For further explanation on polished plaster in order to gain a better understanding of the finish please read the detailing of processes for venetian plaster:

Venetian plaster is used as a wall and ceiling finish and consists of marble dust mixed with lime plaster in most cases. The mix is then applied in fine, even layers which are polished when fully dry until it becomes a surface with a glass like sheen.

When applied correctly, Venetian plaster produces a gleaming, rock-hard, marble like final product. Venetian plaster is commonly used to replace marble panels in cohesion with marbling in areas where such a product is difficult to install. Or on areas that would be highly costly to encompass real marble such as curved walls, pillars and columns and corniches.

Such plaster may be coloured, tinted or finished in varying ways modern technology has enabled. This is especially beneficial when unnaturally occurring colours are requested.

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Variety of colours - 4 bases finished - Distinctive look

Polished plaster is suitable for both contemporary and traditional interiors. The big advantage of using polished plaster is that it breathes; allowing water vapour to permeate freely so moisture evaporates quickly. Additionally, the colour is preserved thank to its natural oxide pigment system.
If you want a distinctive and perfected finished look to a wall or a ceiling, Polished Plaster is one of the best options available.

Polished plaster is the new modern favourite for many homes, offices and work/home spaces. Cost effective and flexible you can put almost any colour to it. When used on floors mixing with cement is best and is extremely beautiful once burnished and sealed.
With a variety range of color, you can choose the polished plaster that will match your decor.
There are 4 bases finishes which are lucidato, marmorino, textured and metallic.

A free, no obligation, quote can be done with a site survey at a time to suit. Once agreed, the project will be supplied with documentation outlining the appropriate requirements in detailing works, materials and timeframe. We are able to provide all refurbishment services and have done so with regards the following type of developments: restaurants, leisure centres, sports facilities, schools, clubs, hotels, bars, hospitals, high-end residences, offices and airports.

Our painters and decorators in London have years of expertise in polished plaster London. We guarantee to our client a high quality work, finishing on time and at a fair price, which also guarantee your peace of mind during the work of our painters and decorators.
All of our team are training under official four-years apprenticeship schemes, gaining City and Guilds qualifications in decorating – the professional way. We have all learnt the trade the old fashioned way, and take great pride in our work. These qualities are instilled in every member of the team.

If you are looking for quality professional decorators and high end painters, be it UK Wide or in London and Greater London then contact GSD Painting and Decorating