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Scraping figures into view

For centuries, the Sgraffito technique of scraping has been used for decoration purposes. Introduced during the Renaissance, its most familiar examples are to be found on rendered facades of buildings from that era. The technique is also used in ceramics. In Sgraffito, two layers of different colours are used one on top of the other and some of the top layer is scratched away, leaving a design in the colour of the underlying layer.

Sgraffito

Old technique, new tools

This time, an old and interesting technique was tried with modern paints. Sgraffito proved to be fascinating, as endless combinations of paints, colours and figures are possible. For this article, two different approaches were chosen to create a patterned wall, one with Tunto Fine Textured Finish and the other with Taika Pearl Glaze. You need to work quickly, as modern water-borne paints dry rapidly and it is better if two people work together. An ordinary rubber spatula is excellent for scraping when the top layer is still fresh, but other rubber or metal implements will work just as well.

A colourful and vibrant structured surface

The little princess’s room was provided with a modern “wall tapestry”, with stylized roses etched from a stripe painted with Tunto Fine Textured Finish. As usual, Joker interior paint was used as the base, and left to dry thoroughly. The “wall tapestry” was masked off with tape, and the Tunto Fine Textured Finish was lightly applied 50 cm at a time. Rose petals were etched into the wet surface using a rubber spatula. By twisting the spatula, it is possible to remove more filler at selected points.

 Sgraffito  Sgraffito


The wisdom of life

Sometimes it is worth displaying something that rises above the ordinary and mundane. The bedroom was transformed by using deep shades of colour and metallic Taika Pearl Paint. Reveal your innermost thoughts in the way you decorate your living space. In this bedroom, we carried out the customer’s request for a philosophical statement. The wall was first painted using Feelings Interior Paint, and an area was masked off with tape and painted with the Taika Pearl Glaze, applied with a roller in a criss-cross pattern. The aphorism carved out using a rubber spatula is a quote from the novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: “Where your heart is, your treasure is.” The Taika Pearl Paint dries quickly, so the writing or patterns have to be executed rapidly.


Sgraffito
“Treasure lies where your heart belongs” Paulo Coelho

Products

Feelings Interior Paint

Feelings Interior Paint

Full-matt low-odour waterborne acrylate paint for use on interior walls and ceilings. Offers good wash-resistance. Suitable for plaster, concrete, filler treated, brick, cardboard surfaces, also for card-boarded gypsum board, chipboard and wooden fibre board surfaces.

Suitable for new and previously painted surfaces. Not suitable for painting doors or furniture.

Coverage: 10-12 m2/l for non-absorbing surfaces
7-9 m²/l for absorbing surfaces
The above should be used as a guide, as actual spreading rates will depend upon many factors including texture, porosity and application method.

Paint calculator
Application method: Brush, roller or spray application. For airless spray use a 0.017” – 0.021” spray tip.
Thinning: if necessary thin by up to 10% with water.
Thinner: Water
Colour Cards: Symphony 2436
Product data sheet Safety data sheet
Joker 7.2L[1]

Joker

Joker is suitable for interior painting of plaster, concrete, filler treated, brick, cardboard and wooden surfaces, also for cardboard-finished gypsum board, chipboard and wood fibre board surfaces. Suitable for new and previously painted surfaces. Not suitable for painting doors and furniture.

Coverage:

7-9 m2/l for absorbing surfaces. 10-12 m2/l for non-absorbing surfaces.

 

Paint calculator
Application method:

Brush, roller or spray. For airless spray application, use a nozzle 0.015” – 0.021”. Thinning: If necessary thin up to 10% with water

Thinner: Water
Colour Cards: Symphony 2436
Product data sheet Safety data sheet
Taika Helmiaislasyyri hopea 1L[2]

Taika - Pearl Glaze

Apply onto a coat of Tikkurila acrylate wall paint such as Harmony/Feelings Interior Paint. Because Taika Pearl Glaze is transparent, the colour of the primer (e.g. Harmony) will have a critical effect on the final look. Good lighting accentuates the fancy effect. Find recommendations for colour choices from Taika colour card.

Coverage: approx. 8 -12 m2/l (depending on application method). Paint calculator
Application method: Brush, effect roller, spray. For application use a short-pile roller. Use brush or effect roller to create different surface patterns.
Conventional spray: fluid nozzle 1.8mm, thinning up to 40 % with water.

Thinner: Water
Colour Cards: Taika
Product data sheet Safety Data Sheet - TAIKA Pearl Glaze
Taika Helmiaismaali kulta 1L[1]

Taika - Pearl Paint

For interior painting on wooden, wood fibre board, particle board and metallic surfaces and plasterboard (gypsum board), concrete and similar wall surfaces.

Coverage: 6-8 m2/l. Paint calculator
Application method:

Methods: brush (synthetic), effect roller, spray. Use brush or effect roller to create different surface patterns.

For example conventional spray: nozzle size 1.8mm, thinning up to 40 % with water.

On spray application always make a test spraying.

Thinner: Water
Colour Cards: Taika
Product data sheet Safety data sheet
Tunto_Hieno_9L[1]

Tunto Hieno - Fine Textured Finish

Suitable for new or previously painted concrete, screeded surface, brick, wooden fibreboard, gypsum board or chipboard wall surfaces when a textured coating is desired. TUNTO Fine can also be applied on ceilings.

Coverage: 1-9m2/l depending on the painting method as follows:
- thick rolling 1-1,5m2/l
- thin rolling 4-5 m2/l
- brushing 2-2,5m2/l
- thick spatula 2-2,5m2/l
- thin spatula 7-9m2/l

Paint calculator
Application method: Apply with roller and for patterning use e.g. a wide brush, wallpaper knife, firm brush or patterning roller.
Thinning: With water

Thinner: Water
Colour Cards: Tunto Fine and Coarse
Product data sheet Safety data sheet