Even though Venetian plaster is a durable finish and when well protected it does not get dirty easily, still it will get damaged and will need repairs. Touching up venetian plaster is a challenge and requires more skills than applying it to a new wall corner to corner. This highly attractive plaster finish made of many semi transparent film-like layers, holds the artist's signature on every movement coming through the layers during application. Depending on the type of damage, the painter will have to plan the type of touch up repair. Sometimes the painter can get away with spot repair, some damages require to partially redo the surface.
Some of the biggest problems during repair are matching the exact color by eye, cleaning and preparing the surface, blending in so the repair reads as part of the natural effect, the right amount of polishing when high gloss etc. We offer Venetian plaster maintenance for many commercial and residential clients in NYC and have performed many successful touch ups saving our New York City clients not only their original beautiful walls, but also gave them big relieve from not having to redo it entirely.
House painting is something all of us go through every 2-3 years, and is not easy to keep painting our home or hire a painting company this often. It includes moving the belongings, a budged of about $3K -10K depending on the location or even more if you live in NYC, maybe finding a place to stay or leaving your house or apartment for a week, etc. So considering the above the raising question is: is there any finish that looks good and lasts long? The venetian plaster is that finish that will amaze everyone who visits your home, store, building loby, etc. It's a finish that won't get dirty easy. Even if kids try to draw with kryones on the wall, you will be able to clean it completely right away using a clean cloth. The glossy finish of the wax will protect the surface from getting dirty. If there are minor scratches, they can be fixed by re-applying wax and you will make the surface look like new agan, just like they wax cars at the car shops. Venetian plaster costs more money than regular paint and the price of the application is higher than just regular painting, but you won't need to paint the walls for decades and will have allways a beautiful finish that will stay with you, the family and friends for a long time.