Marmorino Fino is the ideal natural decorative Venetian plaster with fine marble grit if you’d like to create various textured and smooth finishes. The quality and richness of the lime enables you to easily apply it and do thin, but enduring decorative coats for external and internal surfaces.
You can create an amazing selection of Venetian plaster finishes with Marmorino Fino, from smooth traditional to dragged, pitted, stone and contemporary; also the natural decorative plaster of choice for polished concrete and cement look.
It’s high alkalinity will help you to create coatings with great resistance to mould and algea that naturally regulates the humidity in the area where its applied. The Venetian finishes created with Marmorino Fino are beautiful, durable and completely eco-friendly. Compared with other medium or large grain plasters and Marmorinos, this product is easy to apply, not just because of the fatness of the lime, but because of the nature of the natural binder(s).
How to Apply Marmorino Fino
When you use Marmorino Fino you will need to apply Unifix primer first and leave it to dry for 4 to 6 hours. Then you can apply as many coats as the look requires and once the finish has dried completely, it should be protected with Impera Wax. When you’re applying Marmorino Fino ensure you should be using our Venetian plastering trowel.
Impera Italia’s Advice™
We can also recommend our Marmorino Fino Venetian plaster as a base coat for any other lime-based decorative plaster as it strengthens the application. Our firm belief is that this plaster has the best cost-value ratio among the the natural decorative plasters currently on the Italian market.
Marmorino was applied on as much as 8 coats in ancient Rome. Nowadays Marmorino is still the most used Italian (or Venetian) decorative plaster, but the application became much more simple, only the distinguished look remained the same.
A: This plaster is suitable for exterior and interior applications, but -like any other plaster- due to it’s absorbency it has to be protected with sealers and sealants in wet rooms.
Q: Can you put Marmorino Fino over tiles?
A: A firm and even substrate should be created before the Marmorino Fino application can start.
Q: What’s the advantage of using this Marmorino and not another?
A: This is a highly standardised, industrial-grade Venetian decorative plaster. Natural and traditional, suitable for artistic applications, with possibly the best workability of all similar plasters.
Q: Can it be applied on floors?
A: No, Marmorino Fino is not suitable for this purpose, please use our microcement for floors.
Q: How durable is Marmorino Fino, is it scratch proof?
A: It’s a mineral-based plaster that hardens chemically and turns into limestone in about 2 years, but should be protected in high-traffic areas.
Q: How accurate are your colours?
A: Colours are accurate, differences between batches and specified colours is very little to none. Still, we recommend purchasing a tester pot and consult with your specialist as various methods of application and some protectors can significantly alter the final look and colour!
Q: How resistant are the colours?
A: As pigments used are either earth-based or oxides only very dark colours, applied externally could lighten over time.
Q: Do I need a primer / base coat before applying this plaster?
A: To ensure strong bonding always use the specified primer. Primers ensure resistance, bonding, look and durability.
Q: What should be done when the wall has to be redone?
A: Marmorino Fino should be lightly sanded and primed, in case of a textured effect it should be covered with fillers or gypsum plaster.
Q: Do I need a specialist to apply Marmorino Fino?
A: For this finish it’s highly recommended to contact a specialist. Please see the application difficulty!
Q: What’s the shelf life of Marmorino Fino?
A: 2 years when stored according the instructions.