Is It Possible To Repair Venetian Polished Plaster?



It is often possible to repair Venetian Polished Plaster. There are, however, several factors which may determine whether repair are possible and if so, how successful they will be, for example:



- The size and shape of the damaged area


- The depth of the damage, score or impact


- The colour, texture and surface sheen of the area of Polished Plaster requiring repairs


- The skill of the contractor carrying out the repairs



Generally, it is easier to repair small scratches, chips or dents in a Polished Plaster surface.

What to Consider When Arranging a Venetian Plaster Repair



In order to achieve a successful repair, the contractor would usually require confirmation of the original colour reference and details of the type of Venetian Polished Plaster finish which was applied originally. These details will help the contractor ensure the closest possible match for repairs. 


Wherever possible, we would ask to be provided with a sample, or small piece of the original Venetian Plaster surface, as this would enable us to perform an accurate colour and finish match. 


It is important to note that there may be natural variations in texture and tone between the original Polished Plaster and the repaired area. This is because our Polished Plasters contain natural minerals which can be subject to batch variation. When Marmo products are patch-applied to small areas, for example cracks and chips, the new material may appear to be a tone lighter or darker than the original product, and repaired areas can also have different levels of sheen due to the self-polishing nature of the Polished Plaster products. 


If repairable damage has occured to Polished Plasters installed by Marmo, we may refer this over to our trust Surface Medic to repair. Our Surface Medic has an impressive portfolio of repairs, and is able to match existing colours, textures and finishes with a great deal of accuracy and precision. 

What If Venetian Plaster Cannot Be Repaired?



With some types of damage, for example larger areas, long or deep score marks, screw holes and larger cracks, it can be extremely difficult to carry out a localised repair. In cases like this, where repairs are not possible or recommended, we may recommend re-application of the Polished Plaster. 



If the Polished Plaster applied originally was sealed or waxed, we would first need to sand back the surface to create a key, prior to re-application. 


The sanding process can create airborne dust, therefore it is important to arrange surface protection if there is a requirement to protect carpets, flooring, furniture or other surfaces. 


All fixtures, fittings and furniture, as well as any other items of value, should also be removed from the area prior to sanding and re-application. 


Get In Touch



If you have a Polished Plaster interior which has been subject to damage and requires repairs or re-application, please do get in touch. We would be happy to review the damage and advise on the best course of action. 



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