Complete Guide Venetian Plastering Bathrooms (Tadelakt)

For the last few years there has been a big trend towards grout less bathroom renovations . I hear it almost 5 times a week but honestly I am not always the biggest fan. Often though it is has been because I think some versions of a groutless bathrooms can be ultra tacky in appearance with plastic sheeting not always doing the bathroom justice.

Venetian Plastering Perth

This is where Venetian Plastering bathrooms comes in with a with wow factor that you could not get before. I used to called Concrete looking plaster (not to technical) but the actual name for this style of bathroom plastering is called “Tadelakt”. Let us break down and help you out if you are searching for Venetian Plastering Perth.

Venetian Plastered Bathrooms Perth

Tadelakt Bathroom Plastering is a technique that’s been used for centuries in Morocco and though it looks just like traditional Venetian plaster or limewash, it’s different in that it’s actually waterproof, water-repellent and mold/mildew-resistant, making it ideal for bathrooms and why it is a great alternative to tiles.

How Venetian Plastering Works?

Plasters like Venetian is a two- or three-coat process, tadelakt requires six to seven coats with the addition of burnishing and—what makes it truly magic—an application of an oil-based soap. Evidently, that soap that’s rubbed onto the surface reacts with the lime in the plaster to form something called calcium stearate which is insoluble (i.e. impenetrable).

I love tadelakt, but it is significantly more costly than other types of plaster due to how labor intensive it is, so I really have only spec’d this for use in bathrooms where its waterproof qualities earn its keep.

Tadelakt Bathroom Plastering Perth

Not only does tadelakt look fabulous, it eliminates the need for grout, and is naturally mould and mildew resistant, which makes cleaning an absolute breeze. In fact, harsh chemicals like bleach can destroy the finish, so opt for natural cleaning solutions or soapy water instead.

Perth Bathroom Plastering

Tadelakt can be tinted to just about any colour imaginable but neutral tones create the most authentic finish, in our eyes. For contrast, add brass accessories that offer a metallic sparkle to an otherwise neutral palette.

Venetian Plastering Perth Bathrooms

Why You Should Venetian Plastering In Your Bathroom

  1.Its more affordable than you think

 2.It’s a design alternative to bathroom tiles

  3. It has a luxurious feel 

4. You’re not likely to see it everywhere

Venetian Plastering Perth
Venetian Plastering Perth

Why You Shouldn’t Have Venetian Plastering In Your Bathroom

  1. It is not for everyone and may impact resell value
  2. Though not expensive not a lot of people In Perth specialise in this plastering bathroom renovations
  3. Plastering bathrooms in this style can bring cleaning challenges of its own.
  4. It can be hard to put together in terms of style you have for the bathroom.

Venetian Plastering Bathrooms, Plaster Bathrooms or Tadelakt Bathroom Plastering Perth are all similar but different styles as covered above. I personally do love plaster bathroom walls when done right as they create such an incredible space. Below is a beautiful plastered bathroom renovation by the three birds team that really pops and is the better example of this style of renovation can come out.

Tadelakt Bathroom Plastering

Small bathroom or small ensuite renovations can be annoying plain and simple. A lot of our bathroom we renovate in Perth have are ensuites or main bathrooms on the smaller side and our clients are often frustrated trying to make this space the best it can be. Less is always more with these rooms plain and simple. I love venetian plastering bathrooms but take a note that it is really hard to photograph so its one of those concepts you need to see in person to get the beauty.

It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. If you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia just email us at

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  1. I live in Perth and I was wondering do you guys offer doing Venetian plastering in bathrooms throughout perth? We are struggling like everyone to find someone to help us do this soon. Thanks

    • Hi John, we are currently booked up doing bathroom renovation until late 2022. We do offer a venetian plastering service throughout Perth during un busy times no worries at all. If you are looking for a quote and can wait please do not hesitate to contact us for you plastering quote.

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