VENETIAN PLASTER FOR YACHTS
Venetian plaster is a striking interior feature for yacht interiors. However, age, impacts, water damage or rot can afflict even the most well-maintained vessels.
To repair and restore Venetian plaster requires the skills and expertise of professionals who know how to execute the techniques, while accounting for the needs of a marine watercraft. Dynasty Restoration’s expert artisans bring the training and experience to ensure craftsmanship of the highest quality.
EXPERTS IN VENETIAN PLASTER TECHNIQUES
The texturing technique’s long history dates to the Roman Empire.
The materials and original techniques were developed in Italy as a faux decorative wall finish. Designed to simulate the look of marble or granite, its appeal continues to this day. When applied correctly and maintained, Venetian plastering is extremely durable and long-lasting.
Original Venetian plaster contains real marble dust that adds to the beauty of its finish. Traditional Venetian plaster is made of lime or gypsum and applied over laths—horizontal strips of wood fastened to the joists and studs of a wall.
However, Venetian plaster can be successfully applied over drywall, tile, wood, brick, and even paint. Today’s Venetian plaster products commonly use synthetic materials. It is environmentally friendly and still resists mold and other organisms like bacteria due to the high pH levels.
REPAIRING CRACKS IN VENETIAN PLASTER
Cracks in your yacht’s Venetian plaster can be inevitable. Like many cement-based products, Venetian plaster can crack due to age, impact, expansion, saltwater or stresses put upon the bones of your craft while at sea. Yet, Venetian plaster remains an attractive and suitable finish inside yachts, and proper mixing and application can ensure the techniques’ well-known longevity.
Dynasty Restoration can quickly and affordably repair hairline cracks and even those up to an inch wide in Venetian plastering. Another common crack may be caused by foam trim. These occur if fiberglass mesh tape was not used on a seam, or improperly applied. Over time, larger cracks or more difficult ones can be caused by shrinkage or expansion.
Improper application can also lead to spider cracking, another common crack formation with Venetian plaster. Spider cracks likely mean that the base coat did not cure. It may have dried too quickly or was not mixed correctly.
Patterns in the construction of a wall can cause vertical or horizontal cracking over time. This type of Venetian plastering cracking may have to do with the wall substrate. It is a more serious type of cracking, which means that there may be loose areas below the surface.
VENETIAN PLASTERING BY DYNASTY RESTORATION
Our technicians are experienced and trained in Venetian plaster repair and application. We can match the pattern and color you have or customize any color to fit your interior.
Contact Dynasty Restoration for Venetian plaster touch-ups and restoration on your yacht.