Versus Stone Finish: A new generation of 100 % pure acrylic textured plaster finish, using quartz aggregate, various fillers and colored with iron oxide pigments.
Versus Stone Finish is durable and flexible, aesthetically pleasing, maintenance free and has excellent adhesion.
The product is body-color through
Color fast, Ultra Violet resistant
Allows the walls to breathe
Versus Stone Finish assists in the hiding surfaces imperfections / blemishes in the substrate, due to its thickness (2,5mm – 5mm)
Retains its elasticity (0,5mm per10 cm of coating)
Environmentally friendly < 13g / l VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds).
- SURFACE PREPARATION
Prepare substrate by removing all loose and friable matter.
All surfaces need to be properly prepared / primed, as per manufactures specification**
Ensure that the plaster surface is clean, dry and sound and in accordance with SABS 1514:1993 plaster specification and C.C.I – SANS 2001- EMI: 2007 SUCCESSFUL PLASTERING, (605 ACCURACY)
Versus Stone Finish is applied by first applying the stone paste onto the surface, by steel trowel.
It is imperative that this stone paste is applied as evenly as possible.
It is recommended that one rolls over any trowel marks that may be evident, gently with a roller.
Once the paste is as smooth as possible, one is now ready to apply the stones (by hand) into the wet paste.
On drying, the paste will harden around each stone and will hold these stones that have embedded themselves into the paste.
It is important to note, that the stones that have not embedded themselves in to the paste will fall off. We recommend once fully cured, that one takes a very soft bristle brush and brushes off any excess stones.
Please Note: It is a common occurrence especially after the first rains, that a substantial amount of stones will fall down. There is no need to worry, as previously mentioned, that these are the stones that have not embedded themselves into the paste and will come off. Also always throw stones with a cupped hand and not with open fingers, as this will leave striations onto the surface.
Please ensure that the stones are dust free prior to throwing.
One may even need to wash and dry the stones, prior to using them, if extremely dusty.
The paste is a premixed, therefore no adding of water / thinning is required.
Note: Thinning will result in color variations.
- SUITABLE SURFACES
Versus Stone Finish is suitable for interior and exterior, wall and ceiling surfaces.
It can be applied to the following surfaces: Cement Plaster, Concrete, Gypsum (Rhinolite), Steel, Glass, OSB Board, Fibre cement board (Nutec), Wood.
It can also be applied onto any previously painted surfaces.
35kg Pail or 300 KG DRUM
- SPREAD RATE
(For 1,5mm Stone)
2.5 Kg / M2 paste
2.5 Kg / M2 Stone
Note: Spread rates should be used as a guide only, as the actual spread rates will vary depending on the surface and selected stone size.
- DRYING / CURING TIME
12- 24 Hours
Note: Dependent on ventilation and other climatic conditions. Do not apply if rain is expected within 4 – 6 hours of application.
- COLOUR RANGE
The color is subject to stone availability from the supplier.
- CLEANING SOLVENTS
It is imperative that the correct quantity is ordered at the same time, to eliminate batch variance.
Note: Versus Paint Specialists (Pty) Ltd cannot be held liable for any color variations, should insufficient quantities be ordered.
Signed color sample panels are required prior to the manufacturing of product.
Keep containers properly sealed.
Always store the container away from direct heat or sunlight.
Note: Keep out of reach of children
- SHELF LIFE
Minimum 12 Months, in an unopened container.
- FIRE RATING
This product is water based and non-flammable.
It has the lowest fire rating and will only burn as long as there is a flame.
All new, previously painted or unstable surfaces need to be primed / bonded with a suitable primer provided by Versus Paint Specialists (Pty) Ltd. (Please see preparation of surfaces)
All horizontal surfaces need to be water-proofed; with Versus Versa-Proof (membrane is also recommended).
- APPLICATION NOTES
Do not apply in direct sunlight.
Recommended maximum panel size recommended for application, is 10M2.
The entire panel is to be redone, should remedial work be required.
Scaffold to be erected corner to corner, or from a v-joint to a v-joint, from a tape-joint to a tape-joint, or from a construction joint to a construction joint.
Tape joints can be created, however they will need to be set out, marked, primed, painted with 2 coats Versus Aqua ripple and over coated in desired color, upon completion of coating application.
- BEST RESULTS
For best results, the product should be applied by an experienced applicator.