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. Apply 1st layer of TRAVERTINO STYLE 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 (8-12 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 STYLE 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 arerecommended 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.