These sponges can be used to create special effects with paints and metallic paints on various Venetian plaster or decorative surfaces.
The natural sponge is a touch rougher, great for washes and special effects and leaves a distinctive mark. The orange rubber sponge is a touch softer and heavier, but is more durable, the polyester tobacco sponge is lighter and more firm, the yellow half-moon sponge is very fine and light.
Impera Italia’s Advice™
Each sponge from our range absorbs liquids differently, leaves a different effect and is suitable for various finishes, each has it’s place for a certain purpose in a specialist’s or DIY enthusiast’s toolbox.
Natural (sea) sponges are actually a genera of the division of poriferans and are collected for human use around the Mediterranean.