Lime finishes transport design into a living and authentic universe. Available in an endless possibility of textures and colors, they have crossed centuries and continents to gain from multicultural craftsmen's know how. Lime finishes, also called lime coatings, are composed of the noblest materials, are handcrafted and performed by professionals.
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Limes finishes are durable, fire resistant and let walls breath while performing remarkably to infiltration tests: they bonify. They also add a reflecting factor.
Provencal finishes resemble a rock polished by water: texture, slick and nuanced. They are magnificient in their simplicity: sand and lime.
The lime-based coatings are performed in 2 successive layers after the support has been prepared. The craftman works the surface while adjusting the preciseness of his movement based on the desired textured. The wall will have the appearance of being carved from a whole rock.
Venitian stucco, Marmorino
The Venitian is a traditional Italian finish elaborated by stucco masters from antiquity. These coatings have the appearance of posished marble: they have profundity and transparency effects. The finesse of Venitian stucco is stunning: people can't resist touching it to feel its smoothness from their fingertips
These lime-based coating are performed in 3 to 5 successive layers after the support has been prepared. The craftsman prepares mixes using marble powders and finer sand grains layer after layer. The superposition of layers creates this depth effect. Marmorino uses the same technique to recreate the appearance of a rough marble block: tinted and texture.
Tadelakt is the most elaborated of the finishing coats. Originating from Morocco, it is a finishing technique with over 2000 years of history. Tadelakt is waterproof; therefore, it can be used for resurfacing baths, showers, bathrooms, kitchens or even as a decorative coating. Soft to touch, shiny and impressive, tadelakt will bring nobility and splendor to your decor.
This lime-based coating is carried to completion in 2 or 3 successive layers after the support has been prepared. It is the most technical coating; it requires excellent mastery of lime and specialized tools. The craftsman applies and places the coating with a trowel, fine tunes the surface using a plastic tool and then polishes it with a pebble. The black soap is essential to achieve a tadelakt; soaping is made during the polishing process, which contribute to the gleaming effect.
Japanese coatings standout by their pureness: flatly naturals and performed with detail and perfection. These coatings can be unrefined, sometimes with fiber for a natural presence. Mainly composed of clay, this type of coating reveals this material's versatility. This is the most ecological option.
These lime or clay coating are performed using one or more successive layers after the support has been prepared. Through the precision and diversity of Japanese blades, the craftsman is empowered with an endless potential for creativity.
Lime paints have a matte and a light velvety textured finish. They are applied against sasonery or gypsum sheets to replace conventional paints.
Lime paints are realized in 2 to 6 successive layers.