This is a plaster for prestigious interior decoration, due to it’s particular reflections which can be admired in the satin, semi-shiny or glossy finish.

Marmorino literally means “little marble” in Italian: tiny marble particles are mixed with lime to create a smooth polished plaster finish.

The surface is smooth and lustrous and has gradual movement between light and shade owing to its visible workmanship, which gives it a sense of depth. and reflects the light very well. It is smooth and cold to the touch.

Marmorino can be applied on interior and exterior surfaces and is suitable for decoration of both modern and historic buildings. It has naturally mildew resistant properties and excellent waterproofing and antibacterial qualities making it very desirable for luxury bathrooms and other wet areas. The finish becomes stronger with age.

It  the most versatile of the Italian plasters and can be applied to make many textures, from polished marble to rustic, distressed and natural stone effects such as Travertine. It can be finished to a smooth lustre finish or a marble like appearance and can have a variable degree of lustre depending on how much it has been burnished. The finish can be enhanced with  colour washes.

Marmorino is available in different grain varieties yielding a variety of sheens and decorative effects:

Fine Marmorino

Suited for achieving a smooth polished finish with a glossy surface and a notable movement between light and shade.

 

Classic Marmorino

marmorino-classico

With a larger marble grain this surface shows a more elaborate workmanship with a glossy sheen.
Matt Marmorino

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Likened to modern tadelakts where the surface is smooth, honed to a satin like finish with a flat decorative effect.

SURFACE ENHANCEMENTS

Colour washWaxMetallic waxCadoro - Iridescent

Textured finishes can be further enhanced by the application of a Colourwash. These can achieve an antiqued effect for both interiors and exteriors, characterised by soft and muted hues.

A transparent glaze combined with pure pigment, metallic or pearlescent powder is applied to the plaster, enriching the surface to create a resistant finish, with excellent breathability and good water repellency.

The Colourwashed finish, with its rich tones is ideal for large walls, feature areas and dramatic display backdrops, especially when combined with creative or dramatic lighting.

applying wax onto black lucidato venetian plaster

Applying wax onto black Lucidato plaster

A wax coat adds durability to your finish — highly desirable in kitchen, bathroom or hallway.  Sealing  the finished plaster not only protects it from grease and dirt and makes it water repellent, but also gives a subtle glossy finish.

We use a cold wax that we trowel apply leave to dry for a couple of hours then buff with a polishing machine. Our all natural bees wax gives a lovely shine and smell, and our waterproof wax  does not change the colour of plaster finish and is quickly absorbed into the surface without leaving any traces, leaving a high to medium sheen.

Metallic wax creates depth and shine to the finish. Effects range from a slightly pearlescent look, to an elegant and soft metallic sheen to a high glossy “wow!”.

The wax increases the surface’s waterproofness and also protects it.

Available in a range of Gold, Silver, Bronze, White and Copper to suit your projects’ needs.

Cadoro argento iridescent surface on Rilievo venetian plaster

Cadoro argento iridescent surface on Rilievo venetian plaster

Cadoro is a decorative finish with special iridescent effect, soft to the touch and with a silky appearance, perfect for creating classic and modern atmospheres. Cadoro enables the realization of various decorative effects according to fancy and the application technique used, with degrees of iridescence depending on the amount of light reflected. It can also be used to create stunning metallic effects on top of Venetian plaster.

  • Project Showcase: Bathroom, Onchan

    The walls in this bathroom are finished in a Marmorino plaster. Three walls have been finished in a white Marmorino  with black stencils and the window wall is in a black Marmorino featuring a stone coloured stencil, giving a stunning contrast.

    Marmorino plaster is especially suited for luxury bathrooms due to its high level of permeability and natural mildew resistance.

    • Project Showcase: Ensuite bathroom, Peel

      We applied a black Marmorino Classico plaster to the ceiling and walls of this en-suite bathroom with a Pearlescent Wash over the top to give it an extra special look.

      The ceiling has been done in a smooth finish and has had 2 coats of a cold wax that we trowel apply leave to dry for a couple of hours then buff with a polishing machine.

      The walls have been finished in a texture, the shower area has had 2 coats of clear breathable sealer.

      • Project Showcase: External Staircase, The Arches, Port Erin

        Our client had some very nice steps formed in concrete and wanted something stunning to finish them off so we applied a white Marmorino Classico plaster to them. The end product is absolutely gorgeous.

        Marmorino Classico is a masonry covering that can be applied on interior and exterior surfaces. Marmorino Classico was the perfect choice for these external steps as it creates a rather thick coat offering outdoor resistance and featuring a high level of permeability and natural mildew resistance.

        • Project Showcase: Feature Wall, Cinema Room

          Feature walls of Cadoro can enhance the look of any setting with their iridescence and smooth, silky look.

          Dean and Sarah have been working really hard on their new cinema room and wanted something a little different around the fire breast so we applied a couple of coats of our Cadoro Plaster to give it a shimmering velvety look, as you can see with the mood lighting they installed it looks pretty nice.

          • Project Showcase: Fireplaces, Hartford Homes, Ramsey

            We finished two feature fire places for Hartford Homes.(Palm Winds, Ramsey) with two different types of Marmorino Classico plaster to achieve this luxurious modern finish.

            Marmorino plaster gives a smooth lustrous finish with a lot of depth; smooth to the touch and cool like stone. It can be applied to make many textures, from polished marble to natural stone effects.  It can also be finished in a variety of sheens and decorative effects.

            • Project Showcase: JAK’s Bar & Steakhouse, Douglas

              A great project using many of our Venetian Plaster effects and other finishes.

              JAKS Bar & Steakhouse  did have wall paper but it was just getting scuffed and ripped. We have produced wall finishings that are very hard wearing as well as being very attractive and enhancing the look of the whole venue.

              For this job we did 100m2 of black Marmarino with bronze patina wax plus 40m2 of grey Marmarino with silver wax and 100m2 of Marmarino in a travertine finish. Also got 180m2 of silver grey concrete look micro Cement to do on the floors and table tops and bar.

              Lastly we applied the JAK’s Bar & Steakhouse logo onto the bar with a rust effect stencil.

              A great project for Venetian Plaster Company!

              • Project Showcase: Kitchen, The Arches, Port Erin

                A sleek, contemporary kitchen with white Intona polished plaster, and white Marmorino plaster bands added in to create a modern and contemporary effect.

                Intona plaster is composed of various grain sizes giving a uniformly rough granular finish, creating a natural, soft antique effect. It has many other features other than its physical appearance. In this case it was selected for it’s highly breathable nature, making it a naturally anti mould surface; ideal for bathrooms, pool areas and kitchens.

                The smooth Marmorino gives a glossy finish making a great contrast with the texture of the Intona plaster when applied in bands like this.

                • Project Showcase: Marmorino Feature Wall Showcase

                  A feature wall can really bring a room to life – and what better finish than Marmorino Venetian Plaster to give a long lasting finish with light reflecting qualities.

                  Our Marmorino Plaster is available in a wide variety of colours and with a range of surface enhancements so you can achieve a bespoke look in any room.

                  Black Marmarino with bronze waxSilver Marmarino
                  Our clients wanted a feature wall to match their wall clock. We applied Black Marmarino with bronze wax.

                  Absolutely thrilled with my feature wall in my beautiful new kitchen. It sets it off perfectly . Thank you guys. Love it so much I am thinking of a feature wall for the bedroom next .

                  Gill Last

                  Beautiful feature walls in Craig & Charlie’s Hall. We came up with a bespoke new finish for them which they love.

                  We are so happy with our bespoke walls, really nice guys too, listened to everything we wanted and the finish was brilliant! Thank you so much would highly recommend.

                  Charlie Harrison

                  • Project Showcase: Marmorino Walls, Mannin Hotel

                    Stunning new wall surface for the Dining Room of Mannin Hotel.

                    We created sample boards of finishes and effects to suit the decor and ambience of the Dining room of the Mannin Hotel.

                    Work included the surfacing of the walls in grey Marmorino venetian plaster. They give a velvety finish and a rich look to these prestigious rooms.

                    • Project Showcase: Pool area, The Arches, Port Erin

                      We did this Swimming pool area with walk in shower in a white Intona plaster with white Marmorino plaster bands added giving a cool and modern look.

                      Intona is great for pool and shower areas due to it’s highly breathable nature, and its naturally anti mould surface.

                      The smooth Marmorino gives a glossy finish making a great contrast with the texture of the Intona plaster when applied in bands like this.

                      • Project Showcase: Pool, Ballamenagh House, Douglas

                        This pool area was finished in a grey Marmorino Classico with aqua seal applied to protect it.

                        The final coat was burnished to create a mid to high sheen. The larger marble grains give this plaster a soft sheen and subtle tonal pattern to the finished plaster. The result is smooth and lustrous with a lot of depth.

                        The natural composition of Marmorino makes it naturally mildew resistant  and waterproof, preventing architectural deterioration and internal damage.  The effect it creates visually make it a great alternative to marble and ceramic tiles. These qualities have made Marmorino very desirable for luxury bathrooms and other wet areas.

                        • Project Showcase: Shower room, Isle of Man

                          Here our clients wanted a modern and seamless look to their new en-suite so we applied a white Marmorino plaster with some shards of gun metal grey Marmorino finished with our waterproof aqua wax to give it a very cool and bespoke look.

                          The natural composition of Marmorino makes it naturally mildew resistant  and waterproof, preventing architectural deterioration and internal damage.  The effect it creates visually make it a great alternative to marble and ceramic tiles and therefore very desirable for luxury bathrooms and other wet areas.