Roxidan Perla is a water-based decorative finish that can create an oxidized or ‘corten steel’-like effect on top of various substrates. It’s metallic pigments enable the applicator to apply a full coat of rusty metallic finish or as a semi-transparent effect only.
The distinctiveness of the look makes it one of the premier contemporary finishes of 2016/17.
Impera Italia’s Advice™
To achieve the best look with Roxidan perla, a fibrous or large(r) grain decorative plaster should be used on at least 2 coats. Also, a combination of more colours produces a much more lively, natural effect!
Corten steel, also called weathering steel is a weather resistant alloy widely used for interior and exterior decor worldwide. Some of the most famous examples are the The Centre for Contemporary Art, in Melbourne, Australia and the The Angel of the North in the UK.
A: No it’s not and should not be. Please contact our sales team regarding industrial protectors which-if the proper system is used-can make it water resistant.
Q: Can you put Roxidan over tiles?
A: Before applying Roxidan, 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 before any application can start.
Q: Can this product 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 Roxidan Perla? Is it scratch proof?
A: No, it’s not scratch proof as it is, it only acts as a decorative effect. If you are looking for enhanced durability, please contact our sales team.
Q: How accurate are your colours?
A: Due to the colouring methods employed by Impera Italia, colours are easy-to-repeat and extremely accurate. To ensure accurate final colour, please purchase a tester pot and consult with your specialist as application methods and protectors can significantly affect the colour and the final look!
Q: How resistant are the colours?
A: Roxidan perla has great indoor colour resistance.
Q: Do I really need a primer? Is PVA suitable as a primer?
A: Due to the fact that Roxidan perla is an effect on top of another decorative coating-doesn’t need a primer. On the other hand, if the base coat is applied without the proper primer the complete finish might deteriorate very quickly. Please see the correct primer on the respective base coat’s page.
Q: What do we have to do if one day we want to re-do the wall?
A: This poses no problem, the surface should be lightly sanded and primed. Texture can be covered with various plasters.
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: How long does Roxidan perla stay applicable when stored properly?
A: For 2 years.