TRAVERTINO VENEZIANO is a lime-based decorative coating for interior use. It has excellent aesthetics and performance. TRAVERTINO VENEZIANO is one of the best solutions for classical interiors as well as for ultramodern facilities. Available in a dry mix which must be diluted with water prior to application.
You can achieve a vivid texture of a young travertine stone as well as a smooth abated stone shape depending on the chosen application technique.
Decorative coating should be applied exclusively to quality basis. The surface must be solid, dry, free of efflorescence, dust, dirt, oil and grease. Previously painted surfaces should be cleaned of old material and treated with sandpaper. The places affected by mold or moss should be thoroughly cleaned mechanically and treated with D-07 ELF™ primer or other special means.
Apply QUARTZ PRIMER or D-17 ELF™ primer to the prepared surface (fig. 1). Wait until it’s completely dry.
Pour water into the plastic container in amount of 30-35% of the water comparing to the total dry weight of TRAVERTINO VENEZIANO. Add the chosen dye to the water if necessary, stir it thoroughly in water and then add the dry mixture of TRAVERTINO VENEZIANO into the water. Stir the product with a mixer until smooth and leave for 30 minutes to brew. Then mix the product again using a mixer. And after 2-3 min. you can start applying the product. The product can also be tinted by adding the dye to the already diluted TRAVERTINO VENEZIANO mixture before re-mixing.
IMPORTANT: the color of the already mixed but not yet applied product becomes lighter in the course of time, so ready for application TRAVERTINO VENEZIANO should be used on the same day! Leave no residue for the next day! Apply 1st layer of TRAVERTINO VENEZIANO with a stainless steel spatula spreading the product evenly over the entire surface by the grain size (fig. 2). After the first layer has completely dried (12-16 hours), apply a second layer of material in the same way.
When the second layer dries slightly (15-20 minutes), scratch it with a narrow metal spatula, preferably in the horizontal direction, in order to imitate travertine veins (Fig. 3). Glaze the surface using stainless steel spatula before the full drying (fig. 4).
Before applying the decorative layer, it is recommended to prime the surface with D-14 ELF™ primer. This will facilitate the application of the topcoat and protect against the emergence of docking spots.
As a decorative and protective layer inside the premises, it is recommended to use a variety of finishing materials: DECOR WAX, DECOR WAX TOSCANA or VINTAGE (fig. 5, 6).
It is also possible to apply the previously tinted TRAVERTINO VENEZIANO base with subsequent application of topcoats which will give an additional effect. To obtain modern coatings, you can use AZURE varnish-chameleons or SPECIAL WAX metallized waxes. VARNISH PROTECT varnishes are recommended to enhance protection. It is recommended to use the waterproofing D-15 ELF™ primer and VINTAGE velature siloxano for subsequent decoration and the creation of the patina when performing exterior works. It is also recommended to use the D-16 ELF™ hydrophobizator or Polyfluid Somefor™ to create the final water-repellent layer.