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Stucco Rustico

Stucco Rustico is a lime based texture coating for interiors and exteriors. When coated with Velatura., it provides a natural stone look and feel. It can be tinted on its own, however, for added depth and shade, Velatura. becomes a fundamental addition to the products final effect. Overall, Stucco Rustico is a mold-proof, restoring, transpiring, disinfectant, textured stucco paste for residential and commercial use.

This treatment is quite versitile. For interior and exterior application.

Choosing your Stucco Rustico Plaster color. You can have Stucco Rustico tinted to virtually any color tone you choose. Simply select a color of your choice from any major paint manufacturer and our team at artSparx will custom tint your Stucco Rustico and ship it directly to your location. Just open and start spreading!

Stucco Rustico aged plaster finish

Stucco Rustico

Textured aged plaster finish

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Stucco Rustico is a decorative lime stucco for indoor/outdoor use. It’s granular formula makes for a variety of different finishes simulate effects of natural stone which vary greatly from its natural appearance. When coated with Velatura, it provides a natural stone look and feel. It can be tinted on its own, however, for added depth and shade, Velatura. becomes a fundamental addition to the products final effect. Overall, Stucco Rustico is a mold-proof, restoring, transpiring, disinfectant, textured stucco paste for residential and commercial use.This treatment is quite versatile. For interior and exterior application.

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After the surface is completely dry it will turn pure white. Once this occurs, it is important to allow the surface to site for 12 to 24 hours to allow the stucco to react with the base and solidify.

Keep the trowel clean. While adding the second and third coats, it is important to work with a clean trowel. Keep a bucket of warm water near by to clean the trowel as needed and lessen the chances of creating unwanted scratches in the surface

Base Color Stucco Rustico - Un-tinted White

Glaze color Summer Sunset


Step-by-step tutorial starts here...

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Step 1: Preparation

IBecause Stucco Rustico is a mineral based stucco compound, I’ve first primed my drywall surface with a Quartz Primer, an Acrylic Fixative. and allowed this to dry and breath for 24 hours.

Step 2: Application

Apply a generous amount of Stucco Rustico to the large grip handle trowel using a smaller, flat trowel.


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Step 3: Determine coarseness of application

Begin by spreading the stucco compound over the Acrylic primed surface in wide, sweeping motions. This one and only coat should be applied creating the decorative texture you desire. You can work smoothly, with little product over-lap, or create peaks and valleys with the trowel edge for a more aggressive, rustic appearance.


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Step 4: Apply glaze to stucco.

Once dry, I begin to glaze over the surface with my 4 inch brush using the Velatura Glaze. The Velatura glaze is highly concentrated and can be diluted between 100% and 300%. I like to create a loose, watery solution as it tends to flow more evenly over the textured surface. Once the glaze sits on the Stucco it begins to absorb at different rates across the surface, creating the non-uniform look that Stucco Rustico is known for.


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Step 5: Rubbing the glaze.

Next, aggressively rub the existing glaze over the surface with a brush to insure you've reached all the recesses in the textured surface.


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Step 6: Buffing the glaze for plaster.

A light rubbing with a clean rag helps soften the finish and remove excess glaze build up.


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