Our Scintilla Intonaco Decorative Venetian Plaster sparkles and is developed with the purest form of Kaolin clay known as Kaolin Grolleg or China clay that has been blended with marble powder, fine marble sand and special additives for added adhesion and hardness. Kaolin clay is much safer to work with, is more ph neutral, zero voc and ecologically friendly to the environment. There is no use of kilns or production of carbon dioxide in the making of Scintilla Intonaco. This plaster comes in a cream white base that can be tinted. Scintilla Intonaco can be used on interiors only and should be applied in a minimum of 2 coats. Scintilla Intonaco is a modern-day version of traditional smooth Italian stucco and has a lot of warm tones and a subtle appearance. The ratio of marble powder to grains is important and we have ensured the proportions and gradient sizes have all been tested thoroughly. The final appearance of Scintilla Intonaco can have subtle cloudy affects, matte to satin finishes and fine textures including marble-like, smooth, distressed etc. This is a product that is very refined and often is used for prestigious venues, where a slight matte or slight sheen plaster is wanted with very appealing undertones and a silky stone feel. Unlike our Vp Satin series, our clay plasters have a mechanical set vs a chemical set and can be easily cleaned and fixed for repairs by using water to soften the clay. The working times of our clay plasters are longer than lime based plasters and can be kept wet with water to eliminate cold joints etc.
Scintilla can be modified for extra durability and ease of use, especially for base coats. Simply add a prepackaged amount of lime provided with your plaster prior to mixing with water to create a slight chemical set that helps in durability and keeps your base layer from wetting out and becoming difficult to work on or to help novice applicators.
Pro Tip: Kaolin is softer than lime when dry and will polish to a glass like shine using a wool bonnet and a cut polisher.