Atova International is a importer and distributor
for Italian Plasters and Tools. We are your online source
for all types of Venetian plasters, lime
plasters for both interior/exterior, lime
finishes, textured stucco, glazes,
Venetian Plaster Waxes, and decorative plastering tools.
We offer Venetian
and Lime Plaster Classes, both group and private.
Atova plasters are available in an infinite amount of
colors and textures.
Del Restauro - Orginal
Powder Plaster from Italy
del Restauro is selling plaster for the restoration
and conservation of buildings with historic importance,
while still maintaining an interest in modern construction.
Keeping with the tradition of master decorators, our
plasters are colored with earth or natural tones. Bottega
plaster formulas are inspired by antique recipes,
making application easy. Bottega
del Restauro product line features numerous materials,
ranging from products used for scratch and brown coats,
to products made of terracotta, slaked lime or hydrated
Lime plaster is type of plaster composed of hydrated
lime, sand and water. It's the same coatings used
on buildings for thousands of years.
One of the earliest examples of lime plaster dates back
to the end of the eighth millennium BC. Three statues
were discovered in a buried pit at 'Ain Ghazal in Jordan
that were sculpted with lime plaster over armatures
of reeds and twine.
Later the Romans were known to use it mixed with marble
dust as a fine application over a coarser lime and sand
aggregate, not dissimilar to the technique used today
Continued use of slaked lime putty existed throughout
the middle ages. During the Renaissance in the mid 16
th century the Marmorino finish was reintroduced in
Venice largely due to the efforts of Andrea
Palladio and used externally over civil plaster
masonry. The most notable is the highly polished Stucco
Veneziano found in the palaces and Villas of 16th and
17th century Most Serene Republic of Venice.
With the renewed interest in green
technology, environmentally friendly lime plaster
is enjoying new popularity in modern homes
Plaster is an ancient building material which originates
with lime and marble. Lime that can be brought up to
a high polish, low polish, matte finish, and smooth
to the touch. It can also have a granular texture. So
what is Venetian Plaster? These days, Venetian
Plaster can refer to many of different products,
- formulas, and effects. Le Belle Mura - Atova Venetian
Plasters are typically considered as Organic( Green
0% Voc) based products that produce polished encaustic,
trowel, or spatula effects. End user products such as
Stucco Veneziano, Stucco Marmorino and even lime based
products all produce such effects. Atova International
carries many types of Italian Plaster. For the purpose
of discussion, we will refer to our products as Venetian
Plaster & Italian Plaster unless otherwise specified.