In these finishes, the Italian artistic tradition finds a renewed expression. Traditional building materials, such as lime and marble, are combined with modern technologies, creating even finer and yet more durable materials. The natural elegance of mineral plasters thus marries ease of application and resistance, conceiving solutions suitable for every type of surface and use: from the walls of private homes to those of high traffic areas, whether they are interiors, exteriors, or wet areas. The wide range of finishes and effects obtainable with the products of this line is suitable for any decorative project aimed at creating inspiring and exclusive surroundings with durable, top-quality materials.
The plasters in this line are based on lime and marble aggregates, with the exception of Beton Stucco and Pastellone, whose main binder is cement. In these materials, the use of synthetic additives, such as acrylic binders, is minimised (<2.5%), while the VOC values are close to zero. The characteristics of durability, healthiness and eco-compatibility of lime make these timeless materials an ideal choice in the contemporary ecological transition.
The primers recommended in the decorative wall plasters product-pages are intended for an ideal substrate such as new plaster / washable paint / gypsum / plasterboard-coated walls. Other types of substrate, such as old walls, tiled or marble surfaces will need a different substrate treatment. Please refer to the instructions in the TDS.
On mineral wall plasters the application of a sealer is optional. The only environments in which sealers are necessary are: wet areas (inside showers, saunas); or in areas subject to spillages, such as: bathrooms, kitchens splash back walls. On exteriors, sealers are important only in heavily polluted cities. A varnish is necessary on Travertino, Pastellone, Petrae, and Beton Stucco when these are used as furniture coatings.
A lime or cement plaster is theoretically suitable not only for interiors but also for exteriors. There are however exceptions. Some of our products, being decorative finishes, are not recommended for external use because they can deteriorate in their aesthetic appearance. This may happen because some of our stucco wall textures do not have the possibility of being adequately protected from weathering.
Yes, they do. They are made of lime, which is very resistant to low temperatures. In Northern Europe, we traditionally find it as an external finish in the form of plaster. Both lime and cement resist both heat and cold very well. Lime even better than cement, being a more flexible binder. Therefore, Venetian plaster walls, as well as other lime-based stuccos, are perfectly suitable for cold environments.
Lime and cement are resistant to over 300 degrees Celsius and therefore have no problem being used in contact with high temperatures. However, problems may appear in stucco wall textures due to sudden changes in temperature which can cause cracking of the surface.