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.