Can I Install Venetian Plaster in my Bathroom?

Venetian plaster bathroom

Venetian plaster is possibly one of the most elegant and eye-catching finishes with which you can adorn the interior of your home. Applied using artisan techniques handed down over generations, Venetian polished plaster really does present unique, handcrafted appeal. And with so much choice when it comes to texture, colour and finish, it is no wonder that this beautiful plaster has become so popular in luxury homes.

But there is one question asked by many when considering Venetian plaster, and that is, can it be used in bathrooms? It’s a good question, so let’s open it up for discussion.

Can I use Venetian plaster in my bathroom?

When it comes to choosing décor for your bathroom, you may well be on the lookout for something that makes a statement. Something outside of the usual tiles, stone or painted finish. Something that lets you cast your true personality onto your walls.

If this is the case, then Venetian plaster could be for you. The good news is that, whilst not all variants of specialist plasters are suitable for wet rooms, Venetian polished plaster will work perfectly well in a bathroom environment. A good piece of advice, however, is to discuss your bathroom vision with an expert in Venetian plastering. London-based Evoke being one of the most esteemed and experienced. They will help you in the selection process, so that your choice suits your tastes, and the environment in which it will be used.

Why use Venetian plaster in a bathroom?

So, in answer to our leading question, yes: many polished plasters can be used in a bathroom. And with good reason. Because not only is polished plaster stunning in a visual sense, it also offers a number of other benefits.

Firstly, Venetian plaster is grout-free, so it’s ideal if you are looking for something that doesn’t call for a lot of daily maintenance.

Secondly, this plaster is lime-based, making it less prone to cracking and shrinking, unlike cement-based applications. This is most likely why Venetian polished plaster is known as a ‘lifetime finish’. A great tip is to apply a wax coating to Venetian plaster walls. It helps to repel dust and grime.

In addition, because the plaster is made from high pH lime, it offers antibacterial and fungicidal properties. It is also breathable, which means it has the ability to regulate humidity and prevent the growth of fungus or mould inside the wall finish. It can tolerate rising damp, and lets any water that gets absorbed evaporate very quickly. All extremely good reasons to use polished plaster in a bathroom!

Top ways to use Venetian plaster in your bathroom

From white Venetian plaster walls to dramatic metallic features, there are so many ways in which you can make use of this striking finish in your bathroom. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular.


Reflected light in a bathroom is always a redeeming feature. The high gloss finish of Spatulato, and its smooth-to-touch texture, combine to echo the light in so many ways, presenting a subtle movement between colour values that has to be seen to be believed. Spatulato is also incredibly robust and moisture resistant, making it ideal for bathrooms. And with so many shades and texture finishes to choose from, you are bound to find something that falls in line with your dream vision.


Mirroring natural travertine stone, this Venetian plaster finish is expertly applied in a single colour, then torn and burnished to give the effect of two or three tones. This produces a textured feel, true to the beautiful stone of the same name. Travertine polished plaster can be made to look like a solid stone block wall, a very contemporary and natural look for any bathroom.


For bathrooms of distinction, Marmorino really does have it. If your vision is for bright white Venetian plaster walls that give the effect of Istrian stone, then this is the finish for you. Of course other colours may prove more tempting for you, and there are many to choose from. There is also the opportunity to select from matte, satin or gloss finishes. A great deal of craftsmanship and skill go into creating this polished plaster effect, but the finished result is nothing short of spectacular.


The ultimate way to achieve true individualism, Stencil polished plaster creates a unique effect that really is only limited by the imagination. Involving painstaking artistry, this finish is influenced by your own personality, and your Venetian plastering specialist will work closely with you to achieve precisely what you have in your mind’s eye.

Achieving Bathrooms with a Difference, with Venetian Plaster

Venetian plaster really does offer something unique, making the perfect choice when your aim is to achieve a bathroom with a difference.

Seeking a well-regarded specialist in Venetian plastering? London based Evoke Polished Plastering has been celebrated for its expertise in this artisan craft for many years.

To discuss your bathroom vision with one of our experts, you are welcome to get in touch.

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