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How to apply decorative plaster ATACAMA

1. Application of primer

Prior to plastering surface has to be coated by KVARC primer.

2. Application of plaster ATACAMA.

ATAСAMA has to be applied by rectangular or trapezoidal trowel with rounded edges and corners. While ATAСAMA is still wet – work the surface in order to create desired patterned structure (see options (a, b, c, d) below).

3. Recreation of relief. Possible options.

a) Weathered sandstone surface

Work the surface by rectangular or trapezoidal trowel in „criss-cross” or wavy mode. 

b) Travertine relief

Work the surface by foamed roller and then smooth obtained grainy pattern by metal or plastic spatula in one or different directions depending on desired structure.

c) Timber relief

Work the surface by parallel passages of specially engraved “wood graining” rubber applicator . Most realistic wood structure is replicating while rocking the applicator from one edge to another during continuous (non-stopping) parallel passages.

d) Wood bark structure

Work the surface with parallel movements of special trowel with plastic bristles leaving striped  tracks. Created pattern  has to be smoothened using the spatula by movements directed along the relief structure.

Pattern developing*

*Weathered sandstone surface structure developing has been used below just as an example. All the other reliefs can be treated using the same technique.

4. Application of tinted CERA wax.

Apply tinted CERA wax evenly on to 1÷2 m² surface area unit by circular movements of woolen glove (fig. 1). While CERA is still wet work the surface by woolen glove again in order to ensure uniform wax spreading all over the surface. (Structures oriented in one direction like "timber" or "wood bark") ave to be stained by CERA wax using the brush (fig. 2). Wax excess has to be removed from upper parts of pattern by spatula moving it along the relief and holding its blade at acute angle (fig. 3).

5. Sanding (optional).

If deeper contract accentuating is desired it is advisable to sand the upper parts of pattern using sand paper (grain size index of about 180 is recommended).  

6. Burnishing (polishing).

In case glossy aspect and deeper color contrast of patterned relief is required it is advisable to burnish completely dried surface by inox trowel holding it at acute angle (as parallel as possible) to the surface. Burnishing is mandatory only in case of ATACAMA application without subsequent staining by tinted CERA wax!

7. Application and polishing of protective  wax VENETO CERA.

It is recommended to apply wax VENETO CERA in order to accentuate contrast of the surface, increase the gloss and to make the surface water repellent. Wax has to be applied by thin layer using woollen glove. After wax is dried surface has to be polished by soft cloth or woollen glove by circular movements. In case high level of washability is required it is possible to protect the surface by varnish instead of VENETO CERA (Ekoakva, Luoten or Paneļu laka of required gloss degree) are recommended. In case pearlescent sparkling effect is desired it is also possible (optional) to admix pearlescent powder PERLIUM of required colour directly to the varnish prior to it’s application.

8. The surface is done.

a) Weathered sandstone surface. ATACAMA and CERA wax of different colours have been used.

a) Weathered sandstone surface. ATACAMA without  staining by CERA wax has been used. Contrast of surface has been accentuated by burnishing using inox trowel. 

b) Travertine relief. ATACAMA and CERA wax of different colours have been used.

c) Timber relief. ATACAMA and CERA wax of different colours have been used.

d) Wood bark structure. ATACAMA and CERA wax of different colours have been used.

How to apply Venetian stucco VENETTO CLASSICO

1. Application of primer.

VENETO CLASSICO can be applied on to smooth solid and clean mineral surfaces (mortars, renders, concrete, gypsum boards etc.). Prior to application of VENETO CLASSICO surface has to be coated by KVARC primer.

2. Application of 1st and 2nd coats.

First (1 or 2) coats have to be applied by INOX trowel. Avoid formation of excessively rough patterns. Drying time of each coat – 3 hours. Intercoat interval is 6 hours - minimum (at 20ºC). 

3. Application of final coat. 

Final coat has to be applied on to small area (0,5-1,0 m²) by short multidirectional creative pressing movements holding trowel at acute angle to surface. To obtain more variegated pattern it is also possible to use special polishing triangle spatula with rounded corners in criss-cross manner. It is advisable to provide complete coverage of surface by very thin layer of stucco. Right away while material is still wet polishing procedure has to be commenced.

4. Polishing.

Polishing procedure has to be accomplished while final coat is still wet. Trowel has to be kept at acute angle to the surface. Pressing force should increase after each stroke. As a result of repeating multidirectional “pressing movements” gloss level is gradually increasing after each stroke.

5. Application and polishing of VENETO CERA wax.

Finishing wax VENETO CERA has to be evenly distributed all over the surface by multidirectional movements of INOX trowel. Trowel has to be kept at acute angle to surface. After wax is dried surface has to be polished by soft cloth or woollen glove by circular movements.

6. The surface is done.

Please bear in mind that primary role of stucco (even despite it protected by wax) is not protective but only decorative. Therefore high mechanical or washing  loads on to decorated surface are to be avoided. Cleaning and dedusting of the surface has to be done using dry or just lightly moisturised soft cleaning cloth.

How to apply decorative plaster SAMAN

1. Application of primer.

Prior to plastering surface has to be coated by KVARC primer.

2. Application of SAMAN plaster.

Recreating of relief structure: SAMAN has to be applied by rectangular or trapezoidal trowel in criss-cross or wavy  manner keeping light pressure on to the tool. Too rough areas can subsequently be smoothened by brush.

3. Application of tinted CERA wax.

Developing of structure by means of application of tinted CERA wax. CERA has to be evenly applied by brush or woollen glove on to 1÷2 m² surface area unit using multidirectional or circular movements. 

4. CERA wax spreading (washing).

While CERA is still wet surface has to be worked by woollen glove again in order to ensure uniform wax spreading all over the surface.

5. The surface is done.

In case high degree of washability is required it is recommended to seal the surface by transparent varnish of required degree of gloss (EKOAKVA, LUOTEN or PANEĻU LAKA can be used). Varnishing of surface helps also to reveal contrast of the structure. In case pearlescent sparkling effect is desired it is also possible (optional) to admix pearlescent powder PERLIUM of required colour directly to the lacquer prior to its application. 

How to apply decorative plaster VALLE

1. Application of primer.

Prior to plastering surface has to be coated by KVARC primer.

2. Application of plaster VALLE.

Recreating of relief structure: VALLE has to be applied by rectangular or trapezoidal trowel in criss-cross or wave like manner keeping light pressure on to the tool. Too rough areas can subsequently be smoothened by brush.

3. Application of tinted CERA wax

Developing of structure by means of application of  tinted  CERA wax. CERA has to be evenly applied  by brush or woollen glove on to 1÷2 m² surface area units using multidirectional or circular movements. 

4. CERA wax spreading (washing).

While CERA is still wet surface has to be worked by woollen glove again in order to ensure uniform wax distribution all over the surface.

4. The surface is done.

To provide high degree of washability it is recommended to seal the surface by transparent varnish of required degree of gloss (EKOAKVA, LUOTEN or PANEĻU LAKA are recommended). Varnishing of surface helps also to reveal contrast of the structure. In case pearlescent sparkling effect is desired it is also possible (optional) to admix pearlescent powder PERLIUM of required colour directly to the lacquer prior to its application.

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