Fresco - Aged, Weathered, Timeworn Rustic Texture
Use Fresco to create a perfect sea swept, weathered, worn or rustic textured look. Fresco is a texturizing powder that contains no VOC's.
One small package (75g) mixed with 1 pint of paint makes the Sea Swept or Crackled Heavy Texture Look or this same small package (75g) turns 3 pints of Fusion Mineral Paint into a Fresco Lime paint or 5 pints of Fusion Mineral Paint into a Dead- Flat Matte Chalky Finish.
Fresco gives you the perfect sea swept, weathered, worn and rustic texturized look. Fresco is 100% Natural and contains no VOC’s. Depending on your mix and application, you will get a different end result.
Our small Package will make 1 Pint of the Sea Swept or Crackled Heavy Texture look, or 5 Pints of Flat Matte Chalky Finish. Enough to paint the huge 7 foot wardrobe you see here!
Sea Swept: Mix 1 part Fresco to 2 parts Fusion™ Mineral Paint with a whisk or a paint stir stick for approximately 30 seconds.
*Lumps and chunks are expected and desired to create the textured effect. For less texture, whisk to remove all lump for the flat matte chalky finish.
Apply mixture to your paint ready surface. Allow to set for 10-20 minutes then knock down any heavy lumps by passing your brush over them. Allow to fully dry, then continue with additional colours and layers of paint. Fresco is not required in additional layers of paint.
*Stippling adds texture.
Complete the look by wet sanding to expose your multiple layers of paint and texture! For best results use a 220 grit sanding sponge. For antiquing, use our Espresso Wax, or Antiquing Glaze to enhance all the details.
CRACKLED HEAVY TEXTURE
Mix 1 part Fresco to 2 parts Fusion Mineral Paint.
Apply a thick (2-3mm) layer of mixture to your paint ready surface. Allow to set for 10-20 minutes. Knock down any heavy lumps by passing your brush over them. The heavier the texture the larger the cracks. Applying sunlight or heat will increase crackle effect.
FLAT MATTE CHALKY FINISH
Mix 1 part Fresco to 8 parts Fusion Mineral Paint.
1 Small Bag will make 2.5 Quarts or 5 Pints of Flat Matte Chalky Finish.
Apply mixture in various directions for a hand painted look immediately upon application. If any lumps occur, brush them out. If using the included scoop, add 4 scoops per Pint for this look. Add more or less as desired.
You can view a How To Video on using Fresco Here