TERRA-D-ARTE

Terra d'Arte

Antique effect evoking the atmospheres of noble Tuscan homes

Terra d’Arte is characterized by small, nearly white flakes, which contrast with the rest of the tinted paint,thus reproducing an antique-looking finish. The resulting surface has a rough texture but is soft to the touch.

All these characteristics make of Terra d’Arte a key element in the decoration of antique-styled interiors, such as in hotels, public areas, offices, private houses and more.

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Antique-effect evoking the atmosphere of noble Tuscan homes

Terra d’Arte is a decorative paint. It is characterised by small, nearly white flakes, which contrast with the rest of the tinted paint, thus reproducing an antique-looking finish. The resulting surface has a rough texture, but is soft to the touch, thus further stressing the sense of antiquity.

Terra d’Arte is completely washable.

All these characteristics make of Terra d’Arte a key element in the decoration of antique-styled interiors, such as in hotels, public areas, offices, private houses and more.

Packaging

2,5 L plastic buckets


Yield

2,5L (1 bucket) = 20 square meters


Characteristics

Terra d’Arte becomes completely washable three weeks after the application.
It is a non-toxic material, with a VOC index of (< 9,59) L/A 200 g/l (2010).
It must be used in application cycles with Universal Primer and Breathable Paint.
Terra d’Arte is a breathable and non-flammable paint.


Application
Preparation of the substrate

Apply Terra d’Arte on a smooth, dust-free surface. Surface imperfections can be smoothed out with Liscio, a levelling stucco for walls. After applying Liscio, you can procede in two different ways:

  • Apply a coat of Universal Primer, properly diluted with water in a 1:5 up to a 1:10 ratio, depending on the absorbing capacity of the substrate. Let it dry for at least 4 hours. Then, apply two coats of properly diluted Breathable Paint. Let 4-5 hours pass between the first and second coat.
  • Apply a coat of Quartz Primer diluted with water, and let dry for approximately 4 hours.
Application

Apply the material with a wool glove or brush (spalter), with continuous circular movements, in order to obtain a cloudy effect. It is advisable to pass again on the completed finish with the glove or with a special plastic spatula after 20-30 minutes, to flatten the flakes in excessive relief.
Colouring: Terra d’Arte can be tinted in different colours with the tinting machine, according to the Stucco Italiano Colour Chart.

Related accessories

Auxiliary products:Primer 4
Tools:Spalter