Decorative stucco is a high finish lime-based interior plaster. It is naturally antifungal, making it an ideal coating for the bathroom or any other living space. Easy to apply, it allows, in only two coats, to obtain a soft surface to the touch and with very decorative colored transparency effects. Packaged as a powder to be diluted with water, the decorative stucco can be tinted with the full range of Tockay dry pigments.
When using the product, the complete product information must be observed.
– Venetian trowel (240 x 100 mm)
– Venetian trowel (200 x 80 Mm)
– Spring Steel Trowel (200 x 80 mm)
The support must be dry, absorbent, coverable, solid, clean, dry, free of grease and any coloring substance that may appear by capillary action.
PREPARATION OF THE SUPPORTS
– Remove traces of glue and other chalky or flimsy finishes
– Remove binder build-up from plaster surfaces
– Remove all formwork oil residues from concrete
– Remove crumbly, flimsy plaster or masonry and repair with a similar material
– Carefully brush off powdery backgrounds
– Remove emulsion paints
PREPARATION OF DECORATIVE STUCCO
Pour the powder into the specified amount of clean, cold water, stir with a powerful mixer (drill with whisk attachment) until a lump-free paste is obtained. Clean the edge of the bucket with a trowel from time to time. Let stand at least 15 minutes, mix again before use.
**Tip: Preparing the mixture one day before application will result in a better consistency (cover with plastic wrap).
QUANTITY OF WATER TO USE
1kg of powder for 500-550ml of water.
Decorative Stucco can be tinted with up to 10% Tockay pigments (maximum 100g of pigments for 1kg of powder). Mix the pigments with a little water until there are no lumps, before adding them to the prepared Decorative Stucco. We recommend cleaning the rim of the bucket with a trowel and pouring the tinted plaster into a new clean bucket to remove any untinted residue on the rim of the bucket. Stucco pigmented with ultramarine pigment must be used within 24 hours.
To tint, see our Tockay color chart or our printed versions available by appointment.
Apply a coat of casein primer to absorbent surfaces such as mineral plaster, plasterboard, gypsum cellulose boards and concrete and allow to dry completely.
LEVELING THE SURFACE
Rough surfaces, gypsum plasterboard or gypsum cellulose boards, must first be covered with Tockay 0.5 mm lime plaster or Marble Fibre Render. Sand after drying if necessary.
Minimum application temperature: 8°C.
Decorative Stucco is applied in two or more thin layers. The first coat is applied uniformly on the whole surface. Allow to dry before applying the next layers. These can be applied either uniformly or irregularly for marbled effects. For marbled effects, first coat the surface in a scattered manner, without covering everything. Then, let the plaster pull, before covering the remaining spaces in the same way by slightly superimposing the different layers. Continue this work until the entire surface is covered.
As soon as possible and no later than 24 hours after the last coat of Stucco is applied, apply generously, with a soft brush, the Smoothing Soap in an even layer over the entire surface. Let it pull a little, before tightening with the smoothing float, removing the excess soap. The result is a beautiful shine and a dirt-resistant, water-repellent surface, which is ideal for wet rooms (bathroom, kitchen). The smoothing soap is made from natural Marseille soap. The waterproof quality is obtained by a chemical reaction of the soap with the lime of the decorative Stucco.
After at least 24 hours of drying time and to obtain a superior shine, apply a thin layer of Kreidezeit’s Punic wax and polish with a Venetian trowel.
For metallic effects, the Punic Wax can be tinted with Kreidezeit Pearl Gloss pigments. Other decorative effects can be achieved by using Kreidezeit Multi-Purpose Wax and stencils on the smoothed and soaped surface of the decorative stucco. The shade is darker where the wax is applied, for a discreet and velvety decorative effect.
Dry after approximately 24 hours, at 20°C and 65% humidity.
CLEANING OF TOOLS
Clean with water immediately after use.
Before using this product, consult the technical data sheet available below. Please note that the yield of Decorative Stucco is given for the 2 coats necessary to achieve this finish. The yield may vary depending on the substrate, the application method and the quality of the surface. Determine exact yield by testing.
Technical Data Sheet
Choose one of the 72 shades in our color chart and rediscover the forgotten gestures of the craftsman by mixing your own color using Tockay natural dry pigments!
All natural, non-toxic and free of petroleum-based chemicals, our pigments are packaged in powder form and are easily mixed with water and then incorporated into the paint or plaster according to a precise recipe. For GekkkoSOL silicate-based paints, use GekkkoSOL thinner to dilute the pigments.
– Always be sure to remove lumps
– Ultramarine pigments should be used within 12 hours of preparation when mixed with a lime-based product
All color charts available online as well as the paper brochures are orientation guides only. Differences may appear in the representation of colors due to computer screen settings or printing.
To view a more accurate version of our colors, we invite you to make an appointment to visit us in our showroom.
72 color chart and recipes
How to tint your paint or coating with dry pigments
Natural dry pigments