Stucco Italiano Additives :: Terracotta Powder

Terracotta powders are available in fine or coarse, giving a terracotta look to Marmorino polished plaster. It is used to create a natural or rustic feeling. It is typically used to complement stone or marble.


Composition

Sieved powder made of old, crushed terracotta bricks. The old terracotta bricks have been burned at low temperatures over a long period of time leaving them soft. The powder is crushed with a trowel during the final polishing phase.

 

Packaging
  • 400g plastic tubs of Terracotta Fine
  • 950g plastic bags of Terracotta Coarse

How to use Terracotta Powder

Add the 400g Terracotta Fineto a 24kg bucket of Marmorino Veneziano Classic for use during application of the final coat. It is not necessary to add any to the previous coats.

 

Add 950g Terracotta Coarse to a 24kg bucket of Marmorino Veneziano Carrara for use during application of the final coat. It can be used in all the coats or at least in the last two coats.

 

The powder is crushed with a trowel during the final polishing phase. It is normal that small pieces of uncrushed terracotta will leave small scratches on the surface of the finish. This is one of the characteristics of this finish.

 

Add the terracotta to the marmorino just before applying it. The material should be used within a few days because terracotta makes the lime hydraulic, and it could, therefore, harden inside the bucket. Terracotta is made of clay and what distinguishes slaked lime from hydraulic lime is the presence of clay.

 

It’s especially effective when used in conjunction with yellow, ivory and light terracotta colours.


Application Guidelines

It is normal that small pieces of uncrushed terracotta will leave small scratches on the surface of the finish. This is one of the characteristics of this finish.