Samba is a colour wash for exteriors and interiors with a siloxane base that has an increased durability and great coverage. It can create numerous effects like that of marble veins or even an aged stone or a stained, contemporary surface on almost any type of plaster, especially Venetian plasters (like our Marmorino Fino or Travertino). This colour wash can also be used to enhance the colour depth of a plaster.
Due to it’s eco-friendliness Samba can be used for restorations and listed buildings.
Impera Italia’s Advice™
Use only a little at a time to experiment with it; mix it with almost the same amount of water and you can start the application!
The difference between Italian colour washes and glazes or emulsions is the opacity, eco-friendly nature and durability – all of them are in favour of an Italian ‘Velatura’ like Samba.
A: Yes, due to it’s mineral, siloxane nature you can apply it almost everywhere as it won’t be washed off or fade.
Q: Can you put this colour wash over tiles / any existing surface?
A: Yes, Samba can be used as a colour wash over almost any surface. Please be aware that any coating over non-porous surfaces will have limited durability.
Q: Can Samba be applied on a floor?
A: Yes, it can, before any protectors are applied, like between the decorative coat and sealer of our microcement.
Q: What would you say, how strong is this paint / wash?
A: This product was created to last and under the correct conditions will last almost indefinitely.
Q: How resistant are the colours of Samba?
A: The colours are very resistant and fade only very little over time.
Q: Do I need to apply a primer before applying Samba?
A: No, you don’t need any primer before applying this product over a plaster – actually it would only diminish the effect!
Q: What do I need to do if I’d like to repaint the wall?
A: Handle it according the substrate and protectors that have been applied.
Q: Do I need a specialist to apply a colour wash?
A: Applying it is easy if you would like to create certain, simper effects, other, more difficult methods may need a specialist. Consider using a specialist for any artistic work involving any of our products!