It’s the ideal product (combined with a mesh) to achieve a firm, flexible base coat acting as a thick, water and crack proof substrate for Italian decoration. Colbeton’s flexibility, fineness and special formulation all work together to make the final decorative finish extremely durable.
Grain size: 0,75 mm max
Form: Powder, to be mixed 6 lt of water per bag
Thickness: up to 5 mm (with a single coat)
For the best possible durability please make sure to embed our Fibreglass Mesh between 2 coats of Colbeton and before you apply any smooth plaster (eg. polished plasters) or metallic paints please put on a coat of white Marmorino Fino to ‘bridge’ the roughness of the grain.
Impera Italia’s Advice™
It’s advisable to coat Colbeton with a layer of Marmorino or another large-grit plaster before applying smooth Stucco or metallic finishes. Also, due to the products’ pure white colour it’s much easier to apply any coloured lime-based or synthetic Italian plaster and achieve the required look and opacity.
A: Yes, it can and it is waterproof; it’s the right flexible substrate for any application.
Q: Can Colbeton be put over tiles?
A: Yes, it can, for the best result with a mesh between the coats.
Q: Do I really need a primer? Is PVA suitable as a primer?
A: It’s advisable to use a primer to ensure the bonding.
Q: What’s the shelf life of Colbeton?
A: 12 months when left unopened and it’s stored at suitable temperatures.