Venetian plaster, also called polished plaster, comes from Italy. Its a Marble Effect Polished finish. Venetian plaster was invented before the birth of Christ, probably in Rome. The marble dust, mixed with lime, was used by the Romans on as many as ten layers. They used it to produce an even texture that is smooth to touch, endures the weather and can easily be repaired, and it became the precursor of what we call today Venetian plaster.
Venetian plaster was forgotten and then rediscovered several times. Although in ancient times, Venetian plaster was a lime-based plaster that was used only to imitate the look of marble, currently, it is used not only to create a marble-like look but also to imitate and sometimes surpass the look and other features of various stones and even concrete.