Venetian Plastering
Courses North West

If you’re looking to change direction in your career, would like to add more strings to your bow or even just want to explore the possibilities within the world of Venetian Plaster surface design in the North West, then you’ve come to the right place.

North West based Venetian Plaster Training Specialists

Italiano Stucco are the UK's Most Innovative Venetian Polished Plaster Design Studio. We’re here to help you unleash the inner artist, to get those creative juices flowing and help you along your journey to develop all the skills necessary to excel in this field.

Maybe your bored of the brush, getting fed up of painting grey or magnolia & yearn for a creative spark to reignite your decorating desires, which will help you to enjoy what you’re doing day to day plus you’ll set yourself apart from other ‘average joes’ in your area who aren’t interested in developing their skills.


You can attend our Venetian Plastering Courses in the North West having had no prior experience within the decorative sector. If you’re worried about not being able to transition into these skills from whatever job you are currently doing, rest assured. Our expert instructors are patient, knowledgeable & will ensure you leave with a good understanding of the products & confidence to go out into the world & deliver a quality service.


Following on from the Venetian Plastering training itself we’ve a community of applicators across the world who are using our products day to day that you can connect with online, we’ll help & support you along the way as we want you to succeed & become a lifelong customer.

Venetian Polished Plaster
Courses NorthWest

Our Venetian Plastering training centre, based in Southport, Merseyside which is around an hour away from Manchester, is suitably equipped to provide training across our product range which doesn’t just start & end with Venetian plaster.

A student colours in the final white touches to his creation in the plasma 3D course

You can come here to learn with hand’s on experience with the following Polished Plaster courses:

    • Bi plasma & Liquid Metals; used to create a wide range of durable, funky & eye-catching designs
    • Microcement; the robust decorative finish very popular in bathrooms & wet areas, giving that industrial look & feel
    • Polished Plaster; the timeless finish that produces a high shine mirror effect for jaw dropping, colour popping prowess in your surface designs
    • Metallics; bringing in the king of bling to standalone pieces or providing the skills needed to introduce this alongside other products
    • Decorative Textures; add some depth to your designs & broaden your skills with our coarse grain Marmorino plasters which add a wide array of finishes into your repertoire
    • Stencilling; broaden your skillset by learning how to use a range of stencilling techniques which can be used for company logos

We are a family run business

As a family run business dedicated to Venetian Plastering Courses in the North West, we invite all students into this close-knit community & help you as much as we can to make sure you are in the best position to become a success, our vision is to be the training centre in the UK that produces the most innovative solutions & pushes the boundaries of Venetian Plaster design. To further support you in this quest we put on Masterclasses & sessions, bringing in some of the biggest names from around the globe including Marmorino Tools Ambassador Gian Carlo Sagasti, Loggia Master Applicators such as: Cuedemo, Luigi Disco and Insert more names

Some training providers will want to just take your money then not care too much once your done and dusted, some might only tell you half story or sell you on a dream that is largely unattainable for most, here at Italiano Stucco we’re more realistic & don’t pad our info out with fluff, hype or BS.
With this in mind each of our Venetian Plastering Courses in the NorthWest will provide a solid understanding of the application methods & techniques available, how to correctly prepare the surfaces before application plus the finishing coats, sealing options & protect to ensure a long lasting installation.
Take a browse of our site & social media channels, where you’ll get to see what we’re about & what our students have to say about us . Whilst we may not have been established for as long as some of our competitors, we will be expanding beyond Liverpool and Manchester, to across the UK over the years ahead.
Each Venetian Plaster course you are constantly being evaluated & refined to make them the most comprehensive trainings available within this field, which is why we’ve invested in working alongside other experts to take our business to the next level in 2021 & beyond, catering to your needs like nobody else & offering solutions to success.

Marmorino Tool logo

Venetian Plaster Tools

We’re also the UK sole distributor to Marmorino tools, which are highly regarded as the best range of tools & equipment to produce your surface designs, decorative arts & faux finishes, meaning not only can you receive some of the best training available in the UK but you can walk away with all the necessary kit to do put into practice what you’ve learnt.

Loggia Supplies

Venetian Plaster Products

Loggia Products offer the very best, high quality Venetian plaster tools for application of fine finnish plaster and lime plaster work. All products sold are of the very highest quality, trade tested and guaranteed to provide the very best results in the market.

Frequently asked questions

WHERE ARE THE TRAINING COURSES BASED?

All of our training courses are based at our unit in Southport, Merseyside in the North West of England.

HOW LONG DO THE COURSES GO ON FOR?

They range between 2 days and 3 days

WHICH POLISHED PLASTERING COURSE DO I CHOOSE IF IM A BEGINNER?

One of the most popular courses for beginners is the 3-day Introduction to Venetian Plastering Course as you learn a range of finishes from polished to textured, giving you a feel for what you might enjoy most.  It is aimed at beginners so if you’re brand new to the industry it’s the perfect starting place

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COURSES?

All of our venetian plaster training courses will include the hands-on training at our centre in Southport, tools and equipment to use are provided, you’ll also get to take home sample boards to show potential customers. When on our courses you’ll get lunch & refreshments included.

HOW MUCH ARE THE COURSES?

Our courses range between £350 - £470 + VAT

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ON THE COURSE?

Just yourself! We provide all the tools needed you can bring your own tools if you prefer. A Change of clothes can be handy as you’ll be getting hands on with products and don’t want to get it all over your new clothes/shoes!!

DO I NEED TO HAVE TROWEL EXPERIENCE?

Trowel experience is not necessary, but can help you with some of the finishes.  Our tutors are there to guide & assist so you get the hang of it, if you’ve never picked up a trowel the introductory courses are a great place to start

WILL I BE ABLE TO START APPLYING VENETIAN STRAIGHT AFTER THE COURSE?

After attending our training courses, you will have the confidence to go home and start applying venetian plaster, we would advise you to get practice in on more boards & walls in your own home and friends/ family as this will help you build up more experience to be confident in applicating in customers’ homes.

Like any new skills experience & practice help you to achieve better finishes taking on board what you’ve learnt at the course in order to move forwards in a new career direction.

We sell tester pots of products so you can keep experimenting with finishes at home and refine your skills.

WILL WE BE APPLYING JUST ON BOARDS?

When you come to our venetian plaster training courses you will be applying on boards as well as in your booth so you get experience of both.

In most of our courses you will have a booth to yourself, the exception being plasma where you’ll get to applicate in a shared community booth on the wall after getting the hang of it on boards.

IS IT A HAND’S ON COURSE?

All of the training at our Southport studio is hands on, due to the nature of these products and finishes you need to learn both the theory and the practical

DO YOU HAVE ADVANCED COURSES?

Yes we have Venetian plaster specialist courses where you’ll learn in depth a particular product or finish over 2 days so that you’re very proficient with it.

We also have masterclasses, where we’ll invite some of the industry leaders from around the globe to come and showcase with us a particular method, finish or product.

HOW DO I BOOK ONTO YOUR COURSES

Its really easy to book onto one of our Venetian plaster training courses, simply head over to the courses page and click the button to book onto the course you’re interested in if there’s space. If you’ve got questions about a particular course before booking and can’t find the answer on the website, drop us an email on: info@italianostucco.co.uk