Microcement Wall Kit
Our micro cement wall kit is a synergistic coating system that can create durable minimalist, raw-concrete effect feature walls.
Our micro cement finish is not only flexible, seamless, versatile, with a tactile finish but is also highly resistant to abrasion and staining. Micro cement coatings are ideal for interior walls in kitchens and living rooms, bathrooms and even in shower cubicles.
If you’re looking for a complete wall and floor system, please see our Microcement Floor and Wall Kit. This kit can also help you to address possible movement and cracks as the base coat and mesh creates a resilient, even more flexible coating. On the other hand, if you only need better-than-average durability, but not complete a completely watertight coating, then see our Beton Cire.
The kit also comes with the ‘ART’ heavy-duty protector that gives the micro cement not only greater impact resistance, but will also make the finish more resistant to hot and cold liquids.
If you’d like to test the quality of our microcement check out our Microcement Sample kit you will be able to cover roughly 0.5msq
The colours and the look can be tailored to suit any design; you can also select from 20 carefully selected contemporary colours from our “Colours of Britain” range which can be further modified to an almost infinite number of shades (for bespoke colours please call or email us).
The colours presented on our site are as close to the real ones as possible and show the look of the real finish, which is another distinctive advantage of our site and system.
For a complete list of numbers and respective names of microcement colours please click on the ‘Specifications and Application’ tab.
To see how surfaces decorated with microcement look, like, visit our dedicated design page!
Tools for Micro Cement
To achieve a compact polished concrete or cement look our micro cement should be applied by a plastic trowel (if you’d like to see little or no ‘movement’) or a Venetian plastering trowel. (for a compressed smooth polished concrete look that is more ‘dramatic’)
Our protectors, applied by roller, which come in satin or gloss ensure that you can enjoy this finish for many years to come. For the waxed concrete look finishes see our Beton Cire Kit with stunning finishes.
If you’d like to see all the micro cement colours in a pdf chart then please click on the link.
Why Choose Micro Cement
The conveniences of our micro cement wall system:
- You will purchase from the most established UK retailer of Italian decorative specialist finishes, based in London.
- You will have original, hand applied and durable wall and floor coating that lasts.
- You’ll have a complete Microcement system for every 10 msq with colourants already added (no measuring is needed, colour accuracy is high), with a two year shelf life.
- You’ll use an approved Microcement system from the largest decorative products specialist producer in Italy
- You can complete projects in only three to five days depends on which kit you purchase. (scope of works, preparation, complexity of work and working place condition can extend this time frame significantly)
- You can apply it on top of underfloor heating (see more details in the manual), cover furniture, and create durable and waterproof bathroom finishes
- You will have our technical support before and after purchase. Technical training can be also provided.
- You can purchase only a 0.5msq kit for sampling or patching.
Finally, besides enhancing modern homes and business environments with microcement finishes you can also renovate existing surfaces like ceramic surfaces, porcelain tiles, mosaic, natural and reconstructed stone, and other coatings like epoxy or polyurethane resins, just to name a few.
The 10 msq wall kit includes the following products:
|Atomo||Primer for porous surfaces||1L|
|Continuo Deco Comp A||Decorative Coat||15Kg|
|Continuo Deco Comp B||Decorative Coat||5Kg|
|Continuo Link Comp A||Sealer||0.1L|
|Continuo Link Comp B||Sealer||0.05L|
|Continuo Top Comp A||Resin||1.25L|
|Continuo Top Comp B||Resin||0.375L|
Please make sure to buy PRO LINK separately for non-absorbent surfaces (tiles, metal, glass) as it’s not part of the standard kit.
The table below will provide you with guidance to enable a simple and straightforward application:
How to Apply Micro Cement on Walls
|Step||Product||Layer||When?||Tool||Diluted / Mixed|
|0||Atomo or Pro Link||Only one||Create a bonding coat on porous OR non-absorptive surfaces||Roller or brush||Should be diluted 30%;
300 ml of water to 1L of Atomo. Pro Link doesn’t need to be diluted.
|1||Continuo DECO*||First of two||4-6 hours after step 0||Stainless steel or plastic trowel||Component A mixed with B; cca 330g of B to 1Kg of A|
|2||Continuo DECO*||Second of two||At least 3 hours after step 1||Stainless steel or plastic trowel|
|3||Continuo LINK||Only one||At least 12 hours after step 2||Roller||Link A and B mixed with water; 1 unit of B to 2 units of A mixed with 12 units of water. Eg. 100ml of A to 50ml of B with 600ml of water.|
|4||Continuo TOP+||First of two||At least 6 hours after step 3||Roller||Top A and B mixed with water; 1 unit of B mixed with 3.3 units of A with cca 0.45 units of water. Eg. 1.25L of A mixed with 375ml of B with 163ml of water.|
|5||Continuo TOP+||Second of two||At least 3 hours after step 4||Roller|
|Drillable||3-4 hours after step 5|
*You can also colour the Continuo Deco coats with stainers. Please assess and address any possible thermal and mechanical movement before you start to apply micro cement on any surface.
How to Apply the TOP ART micro cement protector
|4||Continuo TOP ART Satin+||First of two||At least 6 hours after step 3||Roller||Top A and B mixed with water; 1 unit of B mixed with 3.3 units of A with cca 0.45 units of water. Eg. 1.25L of A mixed with 375ml of B with 163ml of water.|
|5||Continuo TOP ART Satin+||Second of two||At least 3 hours after step 4||Roller|
The ultra-matt TOP ART needs to be diluted less than the other protectors.
|4||Continuo TOP ART Ultra Matt+||First of two||At least 6 hours after step 3||Roller||Top A and B mixed with water; 1 unit of B mixed with 4 units of A with cca 0.5 units of water. Eg. 1.25L of A mixed with 312 ml of B with 150ml of water.|
|5||Continuo TOP Ultra Matt+||Second of two||At least 3 hours after step 4||Roller|
If you buy our system you’ll be using a water-based and formaldehyde free solution, with a low VOC. This micro cement coating is rated as A+ (the best possible rating) Emission (‘Emissions dans L’air Interieur’), issued French authorities.
|Components in Micro cement kits|
|Beton cire kit||Wall kit||Wall & Floor kit||Sample kit|
Impera Italia’s Advice™
If you’re looking for a polished concrete look that can be specified and applied easier than most Venetian plasters then don’t hesitate to choose our micro cement finish.
A variation of micro cement was and is still used by the British shipbuilding industry to coat steel ships’ nails to increase their corrosion protection.
A: Yes, you can apply it anywhere where it could get in contact with water; if applied and protected correctly it needs very little maintenance and is completely waterproof. Please be aware that a lot relies on the applicator’s skill and knowledge as the protective coatings need to be applied with care.
Q: Can I apply this micro cement on floors?
A: Yes, but please use the complete Microcement floor and wall kit as the anti-crack coating is also needed for that purpose!
Q: How strong is this micro cement? Can it be scratched?
A: With enough force and hard enough tools anything can be scratched, but this micro cement can be applied and specified for private and commercial projects and it will create a strong, seamless coating that lasts.
Q: Would I be able to mix the A and B components of the resin or the sealer in a plastic container?
A: Yes, you can, but make sure that you stay within the workability limit (cca 1 hour) and apply it as soon as possible after it has been properly mixed.
Q: Can you tell me about the colour resistancy and accuracy?
A: Our 15 shades of Britain are very accurate and resistant
Q: Would I be able to leave out some parts of the system and still get the same quality finish with the same resistance and look?
A: Please don’t change or leave out parts of the advised method as these will change and weaken the micro cement wall system.
Q: Can we paint a micro cement wall?
A: Yes, after sanding and priming you should be able to paint or plaster it. We suggest using our Atomo before any other primer.
Q: Can I apply a micro cement finish as a DIY with no or very little knowledge?
A: Unfortunately, as of 2018 there’s no micro cement coating on the market that would be a DIY finish. You should have the necessary experience and/or training if you’d like to apply it!
Q: How long does this microcement remain usable?
A: Unmixed, the shelf life is 2+ years, except the powder which retains it’s quality for 3+ years.