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We are pleased to announce that our work on this residential home is complete. The entire exterior, which is approximately 16,000 square feet of surface space, was finished with authentic Venetian Lime Plaster. All of our plasters are imported from Italy, and are hand-troweled, using special techniques.

Tampa International Airport

Sunday, 14 April 2013 by

Alfonso Architects, along with the Beck Group, selected to use Venetian plaster on the oculus in the main ceiling above the escalator. European Finishes used a technique of multiple layers, of a high polished Venetian plaster, to achieve a bright and opulent reflective quality. This technique, provided this enormous, free form, cylindrical ceiling, known as

Our Venetian plaster adorns some of the interior and exterior walls of the prestigious Chiluly Collection presented by Morean Arts Center, located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The highly acclaimed, Alfonso Architects, designed and built the museum. Albert Alfonso, used pure white and cobalt blue, high polished Venetian plaster to serve as a backdrop for Chihuly’s

Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar (Sarasota, FL)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 by

Carmel Cafe, is a new and upcoming restaurant. They integrated our authentic Venetian plaster, with walls of wood, stone, and panels of steel. Our plaster was done with deep bright orange-red and cobalt blue colors to help enhance the warm and cozy ambience. Our finishes can be seen on select walls, as you first arrive

Todd Johnston Homes (Sarasota, FL)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 by

European Finishes provides our services to custom builders such as Todd Johnston. In today’s economy, homebuyers are being more selective and are searching for builders that can provide quality, well built homes, at competitive prices. Using authentic Venetian plaster on their walls and ceilings, provides these builders with finishes that stand out and make their

Bird Key House (Sarasota, FL)

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 by

European Finishes is currently working on a residencial house on prestigious Bird Key, Sarasota Florida. The entire exterior, approximately 16,000 sq. feet of surface space, has been finished with authentic Venetian Lime Plaster. Our plasters are imported from Italy, and are hand-troweled, with special techniques. The entire application process, for this particular finish, requires seven

European Finishes also specializes in the art of Faux Wood-Graining (Faux Bois). Our artisans can transform ordinary drywall beams into beautiful authentic-looking wood beams. This process is achieved by using special brushes, paint, stains, glazes, oils, and solvents that provide a natural and real wood look. We can also faux glaze crown molding, baseboards, doors,

Venetian Plaster Wall Finishes

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 by

Venetian Plaster is an ancient building material which is made with lime and crushed marble. Venetian Plaster can be burnished to a high polish, low polish, matte finish, and smooth to the touch. It can also be applied to have a soft subtle texture or even a heavy coarse texture. Natural lime plasters have been around

Faux Glazing (Painting)

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 by

European Finishes can provide its clients with Faux Glazed walls and ceilings that emulate the look of authentic Italian plaster. These decorative finishes are usually about half the cost of real plaster and become a viable alternative when cost becomes a factor. Electing to use a combination of lime plaster and faux glazing can create some

Medallions are a great way to enhance your ceiling lamps and chandeliers.   By using glazes and metallic paints, medallions can aquire a rich patina and create a dramatic effect. These artistic finishes truly complement the soft mottled movement of Italian Plaster.

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