Rilievo is a special Italian decorative plaster whose artificial fibres (horse-hair like threads) enable the applicator to create textured (under)coats. Can be diluted to create an ivory-like look or used undiluted to produce base coats for metallic finishes, colour washes, paints or waxes.
Colour: white (bianco)
Rilievo’s excess fibres can easily be removed once it’s completely dry to get a smooth final texture.
In order to create a feature with Rilievo you should apply Marcotherm primer as a base.
Impera Italia’s Advice™
Rilievo is especially suitable for slate finishes and effects where great depth should be combined with flowing, continuous movement or detailed texture. Rilievo is almost always used as it is, uncoloured; the final finish is achieved by applying a coloured top coat.
Fibres have been traditionally used for the reinforcement of lime plasters since the 14th-15th century in Europe, but were devised and widely used in ancient Egypt. Fibrous plastering is a still one of the traditional trades all over the world.
A: No, it’s not and should not be applied in areas where it can get in direct contact with water. For more information please contact our sales team.
Q: Can you apply Rilievo over tiles?
A: Before applying this plaster you should ensure that the substrate is a firm, true surface without movement. A flexible coating with mesh should be applied on top of tiles, followed by a stronger key coat of lime-based Venetian plaster before any application of Rilievo can start.
Q: Can Rilievo be applied on floors?
A: No. Currently only products marked as ‘For floors’, using the correct method and system can be used for that purpose.
Q: How durable is this plaster? Is it scratch proof?
A: Rilievo only acts as decorative coating and even protective films on top of it has it’s limits, due to the softness of the base plaster. I’ts not scratch proof, but Rilievo can be protected for commercial and industrial projects; please contact our sales team for more information.
Q: Do I really need a primer? Is PVA suitable as a primer?
A: PVA and other glues were not devised for coatings of these kinds and generally can not ensure proper bonding and durability. Finishes applied without the proper primers might deteriorate very quickly. The primers supplied by us ensure resistance, bonding and durability; finishes applied with the proper system can last dozens of years!
Q: What do we have to do if one day we want to re-do the wall?
A: This poses no problem, Rilievo can be removed with a scraper, than should be sanded and primed.
Q: Do I need a specialist to apply these finishes?
A: Please see the application difficulty. It’s highly advisable to contact a specialist or get training if the application difficulty is greater than 3. For training and specialists in your area please contact our sales team.
Q: What is the shelf life of Rilievo, how long does it remain usable?
A: When stored properly, between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius and protected from direct sunlight, than it remains applicable for 2 years.