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Contemporary Finishes

The appeal of contemporary finishes is boundless. Styles and techniques of the past are incorporated into the trends and materials of the present day, by the use of traditional Italian Venetian plasters or lacquer finishes that create a balance that exists between colour and design. Appreciated for its timeless virtues of sleek lines, open spaces and rich colour palettes that transform and enhance this truly luxurious style.

Polished Plaster Technique
"Polished plaster" is a term used 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 plaster.

Polished plaster is mainly used internally, on walls, to give a finish that looks like polished marble, travertine or limestone.

Lacquer Techniques
A lacquer finish is achieved by applying several layers of paint. Each layer is carefully applied once the preceding coat has been sanded, and any particles of dust then removed from the substrate. It is a labour intensive finish which creates a splendid, high gloss finish.
  Polished plaster
Polished plaster technique Contemporary staircase Laquered walls
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