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Dilavato

Plaster with colored marble fragments for an antique effect

This plaster mimics an antique plaster that has weathered over time. The multi-colored marble grains rising from its matte surface make this one of the most valuable and impressive stuccos.

It is especially indicated on prominent buildings for a classic/antique image. In addition to marble aggregates, grains of Terracotta, Mother of Pearl, Mica, Glass or Metal can be added.

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Description

This is a plaster for exteriors and interiors mimicking antique plaster which has weathered over time. The presence of grains of varicoloured marble which rise from the matte surface of the plaster makes this one of the most precious and impressive stuccos.
It is especially indicated on prominent or important buildings for a classic antique image evoking the past. In addition to marble aggregates, grains of Terracotta, Mother of Pearl, Mica, Glass or Metal can be added.

Dilavato stucco comes mainly in four colours: White, pale-yellow, okra, and light red, but any colour as well as any sized- or coloured marble grain are available on request.


Biological

A 100% natural version is available for this product. This Biological Version maintains the ease of application and esthetical beauty of the original, while excluding all chemicals in favor of vegetable starches and cellulose, milk derivatives and, for the powder version, pozzolanic agents. Click here to know more about our eco-friendly materials.


Packaging

Dilavato comes in powder form, in 20kg bags.
The Biological version comes in powder in 16kg buckets.


Yield

20 kg (1 bucket) = 6 m²


Color

Dilavato stucco comes mainly in four colors: white, pale-yellow, okra, and light red, but any color as well as any size or colored marble grain are available on request.


Application

The ideal substrate on which to apply Dilavato is scratch mortar composed of lime or lime-cement and sand.

For old already-painted plaster – brush it down thoroughly and apply one coat of Primer Quartz and then one coat of Stucco Lava. Be sure the old paint won’t peel off before applying the primer.

Excellent drying and natural anti-mold capacity. For interiors or exteriors.

Tools necessary for application:Normal big trowel, medium size trowel, sponge float.

Dilavato comes in powder form in plastic tubs or sacks. The best way to mix it is in a cement mixer large enough to contain 5 or 6 bags. This will allow you to plaster an entire wall with a plaster of the same density because coming from the same mixing.

You’ll need a hose with a spray attachment ready to use.

Don’t apply in temperatures below 5°C (41°F) or with a relative humidity < 90%. If the temperature is too close to freezing or too hot, do not apply. If the temperature is high, spray the wall down well with ample amounts of water before starting the application.

  1. Add enough water – the average is 4.5 liters per 25 kg bag – so that the plaster is easy to apply. With a little experience, you’ll be able to add the right amount of water for the density you prefer.
  2. The first coat: Apply with a metal trowel starting on the upper corner of the wall. The thickness of this coat depends on the size of marble granules, but you should use about 3 kg per m2 (10.7 sq. ft). Each bag should cover 8 m2 (80 sq. ft)
  3. The second coat: Once the first is completely dry (even below the surface), the second coat may be applied. If it is necessary because of high temperatures, you can spray the entire surface uniformly with ample amounts of water.
  4. Apply the second coat like the first, being careful to work seamlessly from one area to the next. Normally, it’s best to have several people working at the same time with one person for every 10-15 m2 (100-150 sq. ft).
  5. As 1 or 2 people apply the plaster another follows smoothing out the surface with a sponge float, wet or dry.
  6. When the application is finished and the plaster has begun to harden, begin the first washing of the surface. Be sure that the surface is hard enough so the plaster won’t be washed away, but before it has begun to dry. Use a big sponge float. Wet the sponge float well in a bucket of clean water. The idea is to wash off the top film of lime so that the small, colored marble granules are visible.
  7. After washing off the wall leave it alone until the water has disappeared and the surface begins to dry. This usually takes from 30 minutes to 3 hours. In cold, humid weather it may be necessary to wait overnight.
  8. The final washing should be done by 2 or 3 people always starting in an upper corner of the wall. One or two people using a big float sponge and a bucket of clean water or a hose should wash the surface until the colored marble granules are visible. A third person follows behind rinsing down the wall, being careful to wash away all of the lime without leaving drip marks.
Application variations and suggestions for Marmorino Stucco Dilavato

If you are working inside or it is impossible to use a hose, the washing can be done by using several buckets of clean water applied by hand. To clean the big sponge you use during the final washing, you can use the tub used by tile layers that have rollers, or just scrape the edge of the rinsed sponge on the edge of the bucket which is used only to collect dirty, plaster water.


Maintenance of Stucco Dilavato

Stucco Dilavato is a finish which by definition becomes more beautiful with the passage of time which normally, therefore, doesn’t need any kind of protection. However, we advise the following protective treatment.

After at least 48 hours at a temperature above 5°C, proceed with colorless, penetrating Hydrocale surface protection, developed to protect lime-based plaster surfaces from dirty- water spills.

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