About us

About us:

The Man Behind the Trowel…

Venetian Plaster Ottawa is operated by Robbie Mansour.
(Founder of Designer Wall Finishes and Green Time Painting & Design).

Robbie fell in love with Venetian plaster shortly after starting his eco-friendly painting business in 2013.

Origin Story

I discovered venetian plaster when I was visiting my home country Lebanon.

I walked into my cousins’ apartment and I saw a GIANT piece of marble on the living room wall.

I ran my fingers across the smooth walls and I asked “is this marble?”

“It’s Stucco” my cousin Karim replied…

After returning to Ottawa, I spent months looking for “stucco,” but all I could find was a different types of stucco for exterior walls.

Finally, I found out it was called Venetian Plaster (stucco is a type of venetian plaster).

I started by practicing on my own walls which was a disaster. I had to redo a many walls more than twice.

At one point I said, “okay I’m going to learn from someone who actually knows what they are doing.”

I began looking online and around town for someone with experience with venetian plaster but I had no luck. Even painters who had been painting for decades could not help me.

It became apparent to me that not everybody visited my cousin Karim’s apartment in Lebanon.

I dug deeper and eventually connected with venetian plaster gurus in Australia and North America. They became my mentors, sharing their knowledge and helping me become a decorative finisher.

I made my way back to Canada, bursting with all the knowledge I gained on my venetian plaster adventures. That’s when I decided to take things up a notch and infuse venetian plaster with creativity, music, lights, plants, decor and an incredible vibe.

I wanted to transform homes, restaurants, and nightclubs into a masterpiece. I’m talking interiors  that give you chills, especially when you add lights and music.

Venetian plaster opened my eyes to other beautiful finishes like Limewash, Microcement other decorative finishes.

Nowadays, I’m teaming up with some seriously talented Artisans, Designers, and Clients

together, we’re creating masterpieces.

Thanks for joining us on this wild ride!

Robbie Mansour

Founder / Artisan

“Thank you to my teachers and clients for the opportunity to create something beautiful. 

Welcome to Venetian Plaster Ottawa, brought to you by Designer Wall Finishes! If you’re looking to add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home or business, our team of skilled craftsmen is here to help.

Venetian plaster is a type of decorative finish that has been used for centuries to create elegant, sophisticated walls. It is made from a mixture of lime, marble dust, and pigment, and it is applied in thin layers to create a smooth, polished finish.

At Venetian Plaster Ottawa, we specialize in providing high-quality venetian plaster services to homeowners and businesses throughout the Ottawa area. Whether you want to add a touch of glamour to your living room or create a welcoming, professional atmosphere in your office, we have the skills and experience to help you achieve your goals.

One of the key benefits of venetian plaster is its versatility. It can be applied to a wide range of surfaces, including drywall, plaster, and brick, and it can be tinted to any colour you choose. This means that you can use it to create virtually any look you want, from classic and traditional to modern and contemporary.

In addition to its versatility, venetian plaster has a number of other benefits that make it an appealing choice for homeowners and businesses. These benefits include:

  • Durability: Venetian plaster is highly durable and resistant to wear and tear. It is able to withstand regular cleaning and maintenance without losing its shine or lustre. This makes it a great choice for high-traffic areas such as hallways and entryways.

  • Easy maintenance: Venetian plaster is very easy to maintain. It does not require any special cleaning products or techniques, and it can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. This makes it a great choice for busy homeowners and businesses who don’t have a lot of time to spend on maintenance.

  • Environmental friendliness: Venetian plaster is made from natural, sustainable materials, including lime and marble dust. This makes it an environmentally friendly option for homeowners and businesses who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

  • Value: Venetian plaster is an investment that adds value to your home or business. It is a timeless, classic finish that never goes out of style, and it can increase the resale value of your property.

At Venetian Plaster Ottawa, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service and producing beautiful, long-lasting results. Our team of skilled craftsmen is dedicated to delivering the highest quality workmanship, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

So why wait? If you’re ready to add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home or business, give us a call today to schedule a consultation. Our team is standing by to help bring your vision to life!

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