Tadelakt is a versatile and durable finish that originates from Morocco, and has gained popularity in Europe in the last decade. This lime-based plaster is hand-applied to create a smooth, satin finish that is both beautiful and functional. Its earthy, organic look brings warmth and character to any architectural space, making it an excellent choice for a range of interior and exterior applications. In addition, Tadelakt is easy to waterproof, making it ideal for use in damp environments such as bathrooms, shower walls, kitchens, and steam rooms.
Enjoy the same ease of application, durability and aesthetic qualities of the original product with its 100% natural version. Made with hydrated lime, selected marble powders, vegetable starches, cellulose, milk derivatives, and pozzolanic agents, this completely natural option eliminates all chemicals.
Standard / 100% Natural
The material is available in natural white and can be coloured in any colour with Stucco Italiano’s System.
Interior: Beeswax / Mineral Wax / Hydrocalce / Marseille Soap / Moroccan Olive Oil Soap
Wet Areas: PU1C
SI Trowel, Scrapers, Non-woven fabric
Tadelakt Stone (optional)
The lime used to make this plaster contains some impurities that confer to the material hydraulic properties, meaning that the plaster hardens when mixed with water. This is different from saying that the plaster is waterproof, which refers to the ability to repel water. Tadelakt is often mistaken as a waterproof material, but it is actually the traditional application method that makes it water-resistant. This method involves repeated polishing with a hard, flat stone. This technique, taught in Stucco Italiano’s Masterclass, is not widely used by decorators globally. The more commonly used, easier, and quicker technique involves only a trowel, and is very similar to that of Venetian Plaster. Regardless of the application method, Tadelakt can be made fully waterproof with the right sealer, making it suitable for wet areas like showers.