Cadoro is a trowelled iridescent metallic effect with soft, silky appearance that you can apply as an effect on top of decorative plasters or as a metallic finish in itself. This special Italian finish comes in many different base colours to provide you with an incomparable colour range. The thickness and body of this product ensures an outstanding workability.
The ‘Velvet’ variery comes in lighter colours only, but has added small sparkles.
If you are planning to apply Cadoro on a dusty, chalky or high porous area, you should use Atomo (To be applied before the Universal Primer) This will help to consolidate the surface!
To apply Cadoro on a wall or ceiling you will need to use Universal primer as a base. You are not required to use a wax for a metallic finish.
Although there are many ways of applying Cadoro, it is highly recommended to use a Venetian plastering trowel for best results.
Impera Italia’s Advice™
‘Cadoro’ can significantly change its appearance based on the application method, namely the movement of the trowel; wide and small movements will each create their own distinctive pattern and beauty. If you are looking for a really smooth, seamless finish (and to make the application easier) we advise you to apply a ‘Rasature’ plaster base coat.
Ca’ d’Oro (meaning Golden House) is a famous palace in Venice, Italy.
A: Cadoro can’t be applied in wet rooms and shouldn’t be applied where it can get in contact with water due to the fact that it will deteriorate. Please consult our sales team about industrial protectors.
Q: Can you put these products over tiles?
A: Cadoro and other metallic finishes would ideally need a coat of some flexible plaster before they can be applied.
Q: Can it be applied on floors?
A: Cadoro should not be applied on floors. For floors please choose our microcement system.
Q: Is Cadoro scratch proof? How durable is this finish?
A: It should be protected if it’s a high traffic area or direct contact is a possibility.
Q: How accurate are the colours?
A: Colours are extremely accurate and colour repeatability is excellent. Please be aware that the metallic particles of this finish greatly affect the final colour and look; some shades have a multi-colour appearance because of these small particles.
Q: How resistant are the colours?
A: Based on customer feedback Cadoro’s colours do not fade.
Q: Do I really need base coat or primer?
A: Cadoro applied without the proper primer will not bond correctly and can deteriorate very quickly. Only the correct system, complete with our primer can guarantee a great result.
Q: What do we have to do if one day we want to re-do the wall?
A: It’s very easy to apply a new finish, Cadoro should only be lightly sanded and then primed. Please be aware that if additional protectors have been applied then more extensive treatment might be needed.
Q: Do I need a specialist to apply these finishes?
A: We would advise you to contact the specialist regarding the application of Cadoro. For further information, please see the application difficulty.
Q: What’s the shelf life of Cadoro?
A: If stored correctly, 2 years.