fillers and additives
fillers and additives . fillers and additives for paints and coatings can provide material to fill in irregularities in substrates depending on their grain size. The finer the granulometry of the fillers, the more it will be necessary to increase the dosage of binder. Additives improve the qualities of paints and coatings when they are used in special conditions, especially in hot weather with methylcellulose.
méthylcellulose is a water retainer for paints and coatings. it is used at too high temperatures or on too porous supports, it allows to extend the working time. it is also used as a resin to make gouaches and in acrylic and vinyl resins for the preparation of colors.
stainless steel stucco knife with blue plastic handle of the Pavan brand, very famous in Italy, with a soft stainless steel polyglass blade with rounded corners for finishing fine decorative plasters. the rounded corners avoid "spatula marks" left in the plasters. The versatility, lightness and suppleness of this small knife make it the tool of choice for creating beautiful material effects.
white saponified wax is the most used beeswax in decoration because it can be diluted with water. Once it becomes transparent while leaving a satin to shiny appearance depending on its polishing. This wax is made in our workshop in an artisanal way by emulsion with ammonium carbonate from 100% pure and natural white beeswax. It can be applied on any solid to slightly flexible support, such as walls and ceilings, lime or plaster coatings, wood etc ... it is possible to tint it to paint (as in antiquity), or to create patinas on plaster.
potassium carbonate is a salt of tartar (E501) used in cooking as a leavening agent. it allows us to saponify the wax to make wall wax which dilutes with water. potassium carbonate is harmless to health and the environment. potassium carbonate is also used in cooking as a leavening agent and as an acidity regulator and stabilizer in food preparations. potassium carbonate can also be used in organic farming to fight against powdery mildew.
water and oil repellent. professional ecological water and oil repellent, stain resistant high performance for interior and exterior, waterproofs floors, walls, roofs, plasters, stones, pool edges, concrete, cement, showers in stone or plaster, natural or reconstituted stone, travertine, burgundy stone, tiles. Durably protects all porous materials against the penetration of water, coffee oil and stains of all kinds. Silicone-free and non-film-forming (very important), this product is odorless, invisible, does not make the surface slippery and allows the material to breathe.