Marmorino plaster is a ready-to-use decorative composition for the production of which finely ground marble fillers and lime paste are used. In finished form, the Italian coating imitates a variety of effects, aged antique stone, relief cut, polished Venetian marble are considered to be the most popular.
Essence of popular coverage
The state-of-the-art technologies and the ancient recipe allow to obtain products with excellent aesthetic and operational properties. The mixture exhibits a high penetrating ability, moreover, has a significant anti-fungal and disinfectant effects. Upon completion of the finishing works, the wall on which the Marmorino plaster was applied, as a result of carbonization, becomes more solid (this is a consequence of the natural reaction of carbon dioxide and slaked lime). Thus a key component of marble is formed - calcium carbonate.
The main working ingredients are:
- ultrafine marble powder;
- dyes of mineral and oxide origin;
- lime powder (preferably hydrated);
- rheological modifiers, in some cases linseed oil (they are necessary in order to facilitate the procedure of applying a decorative coating).
The final effect can be rough, polished, like processed marble, or velvety.
Surface preparation rules, review of auxiliary compositions
Marmorino - decorative plaster, which needs a thoroughly developed base, moreover, experts allow two acceptable options:
- surface, pre-plastered and plastered;
- sheets of plasterboard, forming a putty base, the joints should be reinforced.
As a rule, finishing roughing is done using putty, a variety of dry building mixtures of the same brand that makes Marmorino flooring. It should be absolutely flat, dry, dust-free surface, salt and wet spots are unacceptable. To get rid of dust, professionals use primers for armament, and primers with micronized quartz filler to enhance adhesion.
The considered type of Venetian plaster is ready for use, it has a pasty structure, it does not need to be diluted with water. Before applying, you only need to gently mix the substance with a mixer. Wall decoration is reduced to the formation of two layers (the first must dry out within 8 hours, in some cases this period is extended), here you can use a steel spatula or trowel.
To achieve imitation of polished marble, the finishing layer must be carefully polished with a moistened trowel. Depending on what the final stage is required, technical features and methods of repair work differ.
In cases where a polished, smooth, absolutely smooth surface is required, a steel spatula is used when applying the first layer. First, the substance will have noticeable roughness, when it dries completely, you can begin to create a second layer. Here, it is necessary to pay attention to tamping, and when the surface dries out, it needs to be treated with a dry tool - this is how the gloss appears (the more intense the impact, the smoother the finish will be).
Key material characteristics
The mineral coating, which has a lime base, usually has a granular composition, various methods of application and polishing techniques make it possible to obtain an unlimited list of imitation surfaces. Venetian plaster forms a thick layer that is not afraid of conditions of high humidity, so the material can be used in all categories of premises, including bathrooms, bathrooms. Manufacturers insist that Marmorino can be used for facade finishing, but the masters, taking into account domestic climatic conditions, prefer interior repair with the involvement of the mixtures under consideration.
Marmorino plaster can adequately decorate both classic and ultra-modern interior, with its help everyone can replicate the decoration of ancient palaces or the grandeur of the Roman chambers in their home. Wall covering with a unique pattern looks very elegant, it will perfectly fit into a city apartment, moderately furnished with furniture. An extensive range of colors allows you to play with shades and styles that are appreciated by professionals - designers and designers.
It is impossible to ignore the fact that Marmorino is irreplaceable in solving restoration tasks: with its help, buildings of cultural and historical value are restored.