TOSCANA is a decorative coating based on natural lime for interior and exterior use. Due to its special types of mineral fillers the coating appears with a honourable matte effect. You can achieve different textures that imitate natural materials by applying this product in different ways. As well as natural mica contained in this product gives more charm to the surface.
Apply QUARTZ PRIMER to the prepared surface (fig. 1). Wait until it’s completely dry. Apply the first layer of the material using a professional stainless spatula or plastering trowel evenly spreading the product over the entire surface (fig. 2). In order to obtain a deeper pattern we recommend leaving characteristic sags and irregularities on the first layer. After the first layer (6-8 hours) has completely dried out, apply a second layer of material with more strongly pressing on the spatula and firming the surface at same time (fig. 3).
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: use DECOR WAX TOSCANA for matt effect or use DECOR WAX or DECOR WAX MURANO for a more glossy surface). It is also possible to apply the previously tinted TOSCANA base with subsequent application of topcoats which will give an additional effect. 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.