Archi + Concrete is typical tinted, and applied in a two coat process over a Firenzecolor™ primer coat. It is then sealed with either a clear Fase Silossanica or a tinted Fase for an aged/mottled look.
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Primer: Paint the wall with Firenzeprimer™ using a roller for large spaces and brush for the edges. Make sure to properly dilute the Firenzecolor™ primer by adding 30% water. It’s okay if this looks a bit transparent when it goes on. Allow to dry for at least 1 hour.
Preparing the Archi: Mix Archi + Concrete plaster in a bucket with about 30% water. It doesn’t need to be exact, but you’re looking for a soft, but not liquid consistency. You may add more water if necessary.
Topcoat: Trowel the material over the surface with total coverage, using the tool to create slight texture. You may use different tools to create a distressed look by dragging them through or stippling out some areas. Allow your texture to dry about 75%, or for about 15 minutes in most cases, then use the trowel to press down the high spots in the texture, which should still be soft, while the thinner, low spots have dried a bit more. This will make the heavier areas smoother, and leave the recesses rough, which refines the texture and allows the surface to be receptive to the color washes in a more natural way. Allow to dry 3-4 hours or overnight.
Color Wash: Using a wet sponge, dip into the Fase Silossanica color wash and with random, circular rubbing motions, begin applying to the entire wall surface. Have a bucket of water nearby so you may dip the sponge occasionally to re-wet. you may also use water to wash or rub out some areas and make them lighter in tone. Overall consistency over the entire wall is important, but some variation can be a good thing as well.
You can order Archi+Concrete in its natural white base, or choose a color of your preference. Several colors are listed free of charge, or choose any color reference from any fan deck (From Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Farrow & Ball, or Pantone). Please specify the color request in your order notes. Color-tinted orders are subject to change with a coloration fee. You will be notified if any changes to your order are required. By purchasing this product, you are agreeing to these terms.