Interior Polished Plaster/Polished Render are terms that are used for the finish of plasters and is an updated form of traditional Italian plaster finishes. There is a common misconception these finishes are faux finishes; they are not. At Melbourne Rendering Group, we use a gypsum, lime and clay base which is natural occurring products. These natural products gives the pleasing patina that comes from natural substrates and is normally finished with a layer of wax and will give you results that last decades. These finishes help create a contemporary industrial feel to interiors from sleek and clean lines with reflective surfaces to rough textured raw surfaces.
As this particular technique is seamless, it is a great alternative to wall tiles as they are easier to clean being lime scale, mould, and fungi resistant.
Most people will not be familiar with the term polished render or plaster but they will most likely have seen used in the latest retail outlets, café, restaurants, art galleries and public places. Some areas where this finish is commonly used include foyers, feature walls, restrooms, stairwells, columns, and bathrooms.
Paul McBean has been working as a renderer and solid plasterer since 1982. He is interested in traditional building techniques and is passionate that these traditional methods of rendering continues to be passed on.
Paul specialises in Heritage Restoration, Lime Plasters, Solid Plaster, Lime Repointing, Rendering, and Unique Plaster Finishes.