Find some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about Epoca Decor.If you have any further questions please dont hesitate to contact us.
What is Polished plaster?
Polished plaster is a term usually used for the finish of some plasters which are mostly traditional Italian plasters, including Venetian plaster and Marmorino plaster.
What is Venetian Plaster?
Venetian plaster, also known as Stucco Veneziano is one of the oldest decorative plaster made from natural materials. It is a plaster made from slaked lime and marble dust and is applied using specialists’ trowels and spatulas. The application consists in very thin multiple layers, which are then burnished to create a smooth surface finish.
Can a decorative plaster be waterproof?
Yes. Some decorative plasters are ready made waterproof and some can be coated with a waterproofing agent.
How long does a decorative plaster / material take to dry?
It all depends on the material you choose. The rule of thumb is that the more textured the material is the longer it takes to set. Some decorative paints and plasters are touch dry in 3 hours
Can a decorative plaster be applied on wood and plasterboard?
Yes. Most of the decorative plasters and paints can be applied on wood and plasterboard if the correct primer is initially applied
Can a decorative plaster be applied on external walls?
There are specific materials that can be applied externally. They can also resist UV rays and are totally waterproof.
Can you install a waterproof decorative plaster on an existing tiled bathroom walls?
Yes. There are specific products that can be used even in wet rooms. It is very important that a fiberglass mesh is embedded within the first coat of plaster over all the walls surface areas so to cover all tile joints.
Can a decorative plaster be applied on curved wall?
Yes, in fact one of the main advantages of a decorative plaster is that one can achieve a seamless look on curved walls. For example a seamless travertine or a natural stone look is achievable with the right plaster and technique on any curved wall.
Is it possible to have a decorative plaster applied on a ceiling?
Yes, Most decorative plasters can be applied on ceilings providing that the correct primer is applied first.
Is any colour achievable in a decorative paint or plaster?
All manufacturers as a rule produce a specific color chart for their materials, however some materials can be tinted to any color by using International standard coloring systems like Ral, NCS, Pantone, etc
Is it possible to apply decorative paints on existing wall papered walls?
Some decorative paints can be applied on wallpapered walls but it is not recommended due to the possibility of the swelling of the joints of the paper.
Are the decorative plasters and paints Fire Proof?
Yes, all materials used by Epoca Decor are Fire Proof.