Traverto is a decorative lime plaster – thanks to its grit size and excellent natural binders – you will be able to create the most immaculate effect on interior wall surfaces, with only one coat application. Rustic textures that can be attained to imitate weathered stone are described as veining, etching, marbling – or the surface can be compacted and burnished to a smooth satin finish.
It provides a range of beautiful finishes to seal surfaces without the need for any further decoration. Its natural colour, often tinged with coral pink, can also be enhanced with shades of your choice, for a modest incremental cost.
You can use this Italian plaster for interior walls and ceilings, as it has low dirt retention and good weather resistance. Traverto is resistant to algae, mould and is completely natural.
Although TRAVERTO can be considered a high-quality DIY product, to guarantee the optimum effect a professional service is recommended.
How to apply Traverto Italian plaster
Apply Unifix primer before the plaster to ensure durability and adhesion. After the primer is dry, apply Traverto on one coat. Once the plaster is completely dry you will need to protect the plaster with Impera Wax for interior application only.
Traverto should be applied with a Venetian plastering trowel.
For a rustic finish, you should use a Natural Sponge Float.
Impera Italia’s Advice™
High amounts of natural binders (mostly lime) will allow you to apply Traverto with extreme ease compared to other large grain natural decorative plasters. This feature makes it the ideal product for projects where you’d like to create stone-like finishes of great depth.
Travertine* has percolated into the décor vocabulary of the UK, originating from the Roman quarries of Tibur (Tivoli in contemporary times) – a crystallised limestone formed from organic chemical precipitates dissolved in water. As a durable aesthetic material with resistance to algae, a porosity allowing breathing and effective sound insulation, it has been used for landmark buildings such as the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre, Paris and the Sears Tower (1947/108 storeys) in Chicago.
A: Yes, you can put this decorative plaster even on facades and with the proper protection they can be made waterproof and can be applied in wet rooms. Please consider that you need to spend more time on maintaining textured finishes.
Q: Can this lime-based plaster be applied on floors?
A: Apply products especially made for that purpose only on floors, like our micro screed or micro cement.
Q: Is Traverto scratch proof?
A: Traverto is very hard, but not scratch proof. For enhanced durability for commercial or industrial projects please apply our protectors or contact our sales team for further information.
Q: How accurate are the colours of Traverto?
A: This product is coloured with industrial colouring methods, which ensures colour reliability. Still, we advise you to purchase a tester pot and/or consult with a specialist as application methods and protectors might affect the look.
Q: How resistant are the colours?
A: Traverto has great colour resistance, but dark colours applied outside might lighten a bit over time due to the natural nature of the product.
Q: Can I use PVA as a primer?
A: No, you shouldn’t use PVA. For Traverto always use Unifix as a base.
Q: Can I redo a wall covered with Traverto?
A: Yes, you can easily redo the wall! First sand it, then cover the texture with fillers or gypsum plaster and finally prime it.
Q: Do I need a specialist to apply these finishes?
A: Yes, you should. An untrained and inexperienced applicator can’t create a consistent design and compact, durable finish.