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GROTTO decorative coating is based on natural lime. The material is a highly durable and antiseptic coating. It is now used widely for decoration of interiors.
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1-1,5 kg/m²
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The material is a highly durable and antiseptic coating. Using various coating techniques, due to its special composition, a variety of textures can be obtained.

The use of metallized and pearlescent finishes will allow the coating to look great in modern interiors.

  • Resistance to atmospheric precipitation
  • Possesses high strength
  • Withstands cleaning with alkaline detergents
  • Possesses antifungal properties
  • Allows you to create various reliefs with the effect of a polished surface
  • Possesses good adhesion
  • Highly plastic
  • Does not contain organic solvents
  • Environmentally friendly
Application technologies

Types of basics:

Created on the basis of natural lime, it is widely used for decorating interiors and facades. Behaves superbly in damp rooms. It is used for decorative finishing of surfaces made of gypsum plaster, cement plaster, lime-cement plaster, brick, concrete, drywall fiber cement boards.

Surface preparation:

The surface must be solid, dry, and free from efflorescence, dust, dirt, oil and grease. Previously painted surfaces should be cleaned of old flaking material and should be cleaned by sandpaper.

Places affected by mold or moss must be thoroughly cleaned mechanically and treated with BIOZIDGRUND primer (TM "ELF") or other special means. Depending on the base, up to 10% water can be added.



Execution of works:

Apply one layer of TIEFGRUND primer (consumption 1L/8m2). Apply quartz-primer QUARZGRUND in one layer (consumption 0.3 L/m²). Apply the first coat of GROTTO with a stainless steel trowel, spreading the product evenly over the entire surface.  After complete drying (12 hours) of the first layer, apply the second layer with a wide brush using the method of facing. Apply a second coat with a brush or float (depending on the desired effect). It is also possible to apply in one layer, followed by troweling with a plastic float (application technique: RIO). Tinting of the base is possible. The finish coat is tinted more often (we recommend the facade varnish D-105: it is applied in two layers).


It is also possible to apply the previously tinted GROTTO 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 AQUABARRIERE ELF™ primer and VINTAGE velature siloxano for subsequent decoration and the creation of the patina when performing exterior works.

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