GIORGIO GRAESAN Istinto
GIORGIO GRAESAN Istinto lime plaster contains Carrara marble dust, which gives it the ability to hold textural shape. It can thus be used for many creative and dramatic finishes.
Suitable: for all interior walls, including areas subject to moisture and humidity such as bathrooms and laundries.
Appearance: Istinto can be used to create many different finishes. These different finishes have been given different names. Istinto Pietra Legivata means polished stone. This is a smooth highly polished finished. Istinto Pietra Spaccata means split stone - an effect that looks like veined stone or marble. Istinto Contemporanea is created by combining tinted Istino in several colours artistically into a smooth polished wall. Istinto Cemento Naturale is a concrete look finish. Istinto Bamboo is a vertical texture reminiscent of bamboo. Istinto Metal uses iridescent glazes Gioia and Oro over Istinto to create metal effects from rust through to copper, gold and bronze.
Colours: the natural colour is a soft white. Istinto is tinted to a large range of colours with liquid tints. The Istinto Catalogue contains a colour chart to view these colours in your home. Gioia and Oro iridescent glazes, or Metalic Waxes, can be layered on top of these colours.
VOC: zero. However protection should be worn when mixing and applying as lime is highly alkaline.
Odour: is nil
Durability: lime is naturally resistant to mould and bacteria and creates a hard durable surface. However all decorative finishes are works of art that require care to maintain them.
Water resistance: excellent
Application: is with a Stainless Steel trowel approximately 2mm thick, in one or two coats wet on wet depending on the finish required. It is then worked with various tools such as stamps, floats and sponges for creating texture and glaze effects. Tint should be mixed into the product and left to rest for a minimum of 12 hours before using the product. Apply in temperatures above 5'C and below 35'C.
GIORGIO GRAESAN recommends that all of their lime plasters are applied only by highly skilled and licensed tradespeople with extensive experience in these products. It is the responsibility of the applicator to understand the application method and the procedure involved, in order to obtain a satisfactory outcome.
Application video's: Istinto Pietra Levigata Istinto Contemporanea Istinto Pietra Spaccata Istinto Cemento Naturale Istinto Bamboo
Preparation: the substrate needs to be sound, clean and installed according to the building code so there is no movement of the substrate. Primus Naturale is applied as a priming coat to get the correct absorption properties in the substrate. See GIORGIO GRAESAN Specifications and System Guide for full details of correct preparation of various substrates.
Coats: One thick coat or 2 this coats wet on wet
Drying Time: 48 hrs before waxing. Final cure 28 days.
Coverage: 12sq.m /24kg
Technical Data: See full Technical Data Sheet and SDS