Franco ‘Portofino’ is a highly durable lime based plaster which can be used as an alternative to Tadelakt.
Franco ‘Portofino’ has been designed to be hand applied, which can be finished in a variety of ways and has a high knock resistance. The raw materials and pigments are factory blended to give consistency in batching. Sealers & water based treatments ensure excellent water shedding properties. This gives ‘Portofino’ its unique look and feel.
Franco ‘Portofino’ is a 2 coat application material which is applied in fine coats. Typical finished thickness is 2mm including a Portofino key coat.
Appearance: Franco ‘Portofino’ has a smooth, polished, mottled finish. It has a similar look and feel to Tadelakt plaster, which has both depth and a sheen. It is available in a comprehensive range of colours to complement the design. Portofino can also be used as a polished plaster.
Fire Resistance: Franco ‘Portofino’ is non-combustible and meets the class ‘O’ fire rating when applied to Blucald substrates which complies to Euro AZ-BS-EN13501-1.
Storage: Franco ‘Portofino’ should be stored in dry conditions, off the ground and above 4 degrees celcius.
Preparation, Mixing and Application: Franco Finishes Ltd supply and install. Boards may be fixed by your bathroom installer inline with our specification. The product is pre-mixed to the required colour 2/4 days before application. Individual specification required. An application service is offered.
Coverage: 15 sq.m per 32kg container including key coat and finishing coats.
Supply and Price: Price on application, costs vary based on colours.
The wet room system
- 10mm Render carrier board
- 3mm Stainless steel beads & stainless steel fixing
- 4mm Polymer render & mesh cloth backing
- 0.5mm Portofino key coat
- 1.5mm Portofino polished plaster
- 2 coats silicon sealer
- 2 coats of satin water based sealer
- Always fix 12mm marine ply to stud wall first
- Complete all tanking system thereafter
- All tiling completed prior to Franco System