Marmorino application samples
Grassello application samples
Textrurestone and microcement
Wall and surfaces décor is very alluring for an artist, as it is always a challenge and interesting to see the final result, which make a customer admire- it in most cases- for many years to come! Nowadays, decorative plastering is a fairly costly décor, but at the same time, using all-natural materials will help to keep your office/business or home space VOC – free! Whether you opt for textured finish or the one that appears to have texture but is smooth to the touch or fully smooth, mirror- like, - they all add warmth and character to a room or area.
I work with a full selection of high and medium sheen as well as smooth to coarse plasters, metallic plasters, metallic coatings that are known for offering softness by defusing the light. Today we can decide between the use of newer acrylic products for quicker and more consistent application or traditional lime-based ones that offer the most eco-friendly result.
And acrylic, and lime-based plasters are used for both: smooth & dimensional textures, from the finest high gloss finish, to leather, or metal textures, pearlescent & iridescent finishes, embossed and relief stencils, antiqued plaster, weathered stone, and more.
In a very broad description there are fine grain/ smooth, medium grain and coarse plasters.
With medium grain plasters it is possible to achieve all types of flat stone design styles and give them a natural look and feel. The surface is washable and can have a look and feel of a honed stone.
Marmorino Classico & Grassello Lime Plasters are the top of the line Venetian plasters where a sophisticated wall or ceiling plaster is required with a high sheen. All Italian decorative lime plasters are formulated the same: lime putty, marble flour or calcium carbonate, other additives including, a PVA binder at about 3% by weight.
Marmorino Classico is all natural masonry covering for exteriors and interiors, with a mineral lime binder base, which enables to obtain a finish, which closely resembles that of the antique plastering found in the buildings in Venice. The product appears different each time it is applied, characterized by tones and chromatic effects which depend on the technique and creativity of the decorator with possible additional applications of patinas, gold leaf, stencils, mica sheets, etc.
Marmorino Classico creates rather thick coating, offering outdoor resistance and featuring a high level of permeability. Final result - satin finish marmorino with beautiful aesthetic texture, zero VOC, all natural lime plaster material for a healthy home!
Grassello is a lime- based venetian plaster decoration product made from lime, marble dust and water that achieves a smooth polished plaster finish with a subtle visual texture. This is a product found throughout Italy in palazzos and luxury homes. It is now used as a modern finish in high end restaurants, shops and luxury homes. It is applied in very thin multi layers, labor and time – intense. The product is all natural, zero VOC and has a high level of breathability for a healthy home, surface is smooth polished and multi - dimensional. The walls must be a level 5 plaster finish, as defects will show up on the finished plaster surface.
There are few other interesting materials like Texturestone, Microcement.
These are cement & concrete finishes with minimum stress on drywall. No reinforcement needed. The grain is a medium size and the final coating is washable and self-sealing. Texturstone is a blend of silica aggregates and mineral additives that produces a stone-hard coating that can replicate stone, brick, tile, and slate.
Texturstone is a water-based acrylic modified coating designed for use over existing surfaces, both interior and exterior.
I get a lot of questions if plasters can be applied in wet/damp areas. YES, they can! Most of materials can be applied in bathrooms, Kitchens and even shower stalls instead of the tile! The material suppliers create the product specially for these needs. For example, Master Coat by Vasari, or material Tadelakt that is offered by few companies. These products are also fully natural, from stone aggregate, no cement.