Health Benefits of Venetian Plaster

Venetian plaster not only adds beauty and sophistication to your home but also offers a range of attractive health benefits.
Here are some key advantages of choosing Venetian plaster:

Regulates Humidity

Despite its hardness, Venetian plaster is breathable, allowing moisture to escape from the underlying layer or substrate. This feature helps regulate humidity levels in your home, keeping it cooler and less humid (which is perfect for the Queensland climate!). Even in bathrooms, Venetian plaster dries quickly and prevents moisture from being trapped.

Helps Prevent Mould & Mildew

Venetian plaster is alkaline in nature, acting as a natural fungicide due to its high pH level. This makes it resistant to mould and mildew growth (another tick for Queenslanders!), ensuring a healthier environment and eliminating the need for constant maintenance.


Unlike chemically produced paints, Venetian plaster is made from natural ingredients like lime and marble dust. This means there are no unpleasant odours lingering in your home after application, allowing you to enjoy a fresh and natural environment.

Natural & Non-Toxic Material

For those concerned about indoor air quality, Venetian plaster is a non-toxic option. It doesn’t release harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like acrylic paints, glues, and sealers, meaning you can breathe freely and enjoy a healthier living space.


Venetian plaster is incredibly easy to clean and maintain. Simply wipe the surfaces with a damp cloth to keep them looking new. Even deep scuffs can be easily cleaned with a piece of mineral wool. Adding a wax finish can further repel dirt, minimising maintenance efforts. This means there’s no need for strong chemicals or cleaning solutions, which is always a good thing!

Absorbs CO2

Venetian plaster is made from fired limestone and water, creating lime plaster. As the plaster is applied to walls and ceilings, it absorbs CO2 from the air, turning it back into limestone over time. This continuous cycle reduces CO2 levels and strengthens the walls.

Durable & Long-Lasting

Venetian plaster is known for its durability and longevity. The plaster hardens over time, making it resistant to cracking and shrinking. Although the initial cost may be higher than regular paint, Venetian plaster is a cost-effective investment in the long run.

By choosing Venetian plaster, you not only enhance the aesthetics of your home but also create a healthier and more sustainable living environment for you and your family.

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