This natural soap wax, made for Impera Italia consists of pure beeswax and high-quality Castile soap (also called Marseille or olive oil soap), dissolved in water. This 100% solvent-free, eco-friendly product was manufactured to protect and enhance the look of decorative plasters (Venetian plasters, lime and clay plasters, tadelakt or marmorino).
This wax is an improved formula of the water-based liquid wax we offered in the past and is highly recommended even on top of our Venetian plasters like Luciano or Venetian, but you can even use it on top of textured surfaces like Marmorino Fino or Travertino as it can be spread very easily!
Impera Italia’s Advice™
This wax should be chosen for the project when the surface should retain its breathability, but needs to be protected. Water-based waxes such as the Impera Wax can be coloured with natural pigments to act as colour washes.
Louis XIV, the Sun King limited the use of the term ‘Marseille soap’ to soaps made of olive oil; to this day, only soaps made of vegetable oils, without the use of any animal fat can be named as such.
A: Make sure to use our fine polishing cloth or alternatively, a sponge. Please apply less at first as too great an amount can change the colour or can make application very difficult.
Q: Does Impera Wax make a surface waterproof?
A: This wax was developed for protecting interior features and should not be used outside or where the finish can get in direct contact with water (it does provide some degree of protection of course, but far from complete waterproofness). We are aware that some countries or applicators use it as such, but we do not guarantee results.