There are 3 types of finishes that can be done by Macoavell plasters, they are: rough, gloss and matte finishes. Macoavell Vellma is to create gloss-polished and marble-like finish. Macoavell Vellplas is for Matte Marmorino whilst Macoavell Vellcco is best to achieve semi rough surface with bold texture. Today, we will be focusing on Vellma and talk about all stages to apply Vellma for gloss effect.

One is hard to resist to the finish of Macoavell Vellma, also called Venetian Plaster, Marmorino or polished plaster. MacoAvell Vellma Venetian Plaster is made from mineral products; combination of selected premium lime putty and marble dust from the high ground. It is highly durable, breathable, resistant to mould and no doubt an easy-to-use lime plaster to create fascinating silk shine surface – one true elegant piece of decoration that was inspired by the fineness of the marble. It enhances walls with an aesthetic, reflective and translucent effect that is both elegant and sophisticated.

How many colours do we have in the MacoAvell Venetian Plasters range? We have 18 Standard Colours but we are able to custom any colour upon your request.

Below is the step-by-step guidance on how to apply Vellma. Following these simple and effective steps to help you to achieve good results at the end!



Place just enough amount of Vellma to the side of trowel. Tips: Before use, best to mix it again with a mixer machine (ex: round edges stainless steel trowel) to make the material soft and smooth so that it is easy to apply. You wouldn’t want to mix it by hand.


Apply the plaster at angle of 45°. Keep your trowel at a slight angle. Distribute the plaster as even and consistent as possible. Plaster should be applying in thin layers, just enough to make the wall flat and even. Then, use your trowel to run it over again to smoothen out the surface. First layer will take around 4 hours to dry, depending on various conditions.

STEP 3 – 2nd Layer

When dry, apply the 2nd layer with even thinner layer. Be careful as the 2nd layer will shows the texture depends on how you trowel the plaster. Make sure to apply them in an even manner.

STEP 4 – Burnishing

Burnishing when the plaster is still wet. Burnish with a trowel when the plaster is at 50% dry (when some of the plaster turns white). Tips: get your trowel a quick wash before you start burnishing, make sure it’s clean.

STEP 5 – Sanding

Sand the wall in small, circular motions with sanding machine and 4000-grit sandpaper. The more you sand, the more contrast there will be in the colour due to the heat and friction. You should see the texture between the first layer of plaster and the second. Then, leave it overnight.

STEP 6 – Wax

You can now apply the wax by trowel or soft clothes.

STEP 7 – Buffing

Wipe and polish the wall with soft cloth right away to extra sheen and remove excess wax. If you let the wax totally dry, it will be hard to buff off.

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