How to tint ROCKCOTE Venetian Plaster using Giorgio Graesan tints
Giorgio Graesan liquid tints are high quality, water based tints suitable for tinting ROCKCOTE Venetian Plaster.
Colour fast and alkali resistant, Giorgio Graesan tints offer total dispersion in the material, unlike powdered pigments, which are...
New Natural Materials colour: Nishi
ROCKCOTE has released a new colour in our Natural Materials range to reflect the on trend natural concrete colour many customers are seeking in their finishes.
“Nishi” is the popular dusty grey colour used on the Hotel...
New Natural Materials Tool Box
Replicating European finishes: lime plaster
Lime plaster has been an extremely popular finish for buildings throughout history and is still used extensively throughout Europe today. ROCKCOTE Lime Plaster Basecote enables these beautiful coloured buildings to be replicated today.
Replicating traditional European features – Venetian Plaster
Venetian Plaster has stood the test of time and is still a highly popular decorative finish throughout Europe. The tradition of Venetian Plaster still inspires artisans today and ROCKCOTE Venetian Plaster enables them to replicate these beautiful, luminous finishes.
The benefits of clay in modern buildings
by ROCKCOTE Natural Materials specialist, Tony Thorogood
From the ziggurats of ancient Babylon to the teahouses of 16th century Japan, clay has been used in building for centuries. As one of the most sustainable and healthy building materials on the planet, clay...
ROCKCOTE Marrakesh as a functional finish for bathrooms and kitchens
Venetian Plaster to feature on The Block
Kingi and Caro from the Block are using ROCKCOTE Venetian Plaster in their Master Ensuite to create a stunning bathroom. Read on to find out how and where you can use Venetian Plaster in your wet areas...
Natural Materials System Guide now available
ROCKCOTE has added a full systems guide to Natural Materials to our complete ROCKCOTE Systems Guide. It provides plasterers and applicators with the ability to determine the best system for each project and for each purpose within the project.
Nurturing the craft of the artisan
There is a good reason why ROCKCOTE refers to people who work with our natural materials as artisans. Working with natural building materials is a highly skilled process that requires comprehensive knowledge of building systems, application techniques and an understanding of individual...
Marrakesh new bag weight
ROCKCOTE Marrakesh from the Natural Materials range is now being manufactured in our state of the art render plant (this was formerly made only in our ribbon blender). This has resulted in a more automated process and greater quality control. The bag size and weight has decreased to 16kg and coverage per bag is now 4m2/16kg bag at 2mm thick. The price has been adjusted to suit.
New product: ROCKCOTE Otsumigaki natural finish
ROCKCOTE has drawn inspiration from traditional Japanese interior finishes to develop a brand new product in the Natural Materials range, called ROCKCOTE Otsumigaki.
Otsumigaki (meaning ”polished and compressed”) is an extremely versatile product...
ROCKCOTE a finalist in prestigious Banksia Sustainability Awards
ROCKCOTE has been announced as a finalist in the prestigious Banksia Sustainability Awards that recognise sustainable development and practice in Australia. ROCKCOTE is one of only six finalists in the Product Sustainability category, for our Natural Materials Range.
Seamless finishes for bathrooms using natural lime plasters
There's nothing quite so elegant in a bathroom as a seamless finish - the smooth, flowing curves and unified meeting of the elements create a sense of ease and continuity not felt in a standard modern bathroom.
The grace of a seamless finish is achieved by smoothing out the usual...
Marmorino is now Marrakesh
ROCKCOTE has renamed its Marmorino product to Marrakesh. There have been no changes to the product formulation or packaging. ROCKCOTE Marrakesh delivers a stunning Tadelakt style finish that is also suitable for bathrooms and wet areas. For full details, see ...
Artisans training course
All About Colour: Team Profile – Stu Mckneil
The on-trend colour is grey, in all its possible shades according to ROCKCOTE’s Stu Mckneil.
As the sample maker in ROCKCOTE’s Colour Room, Stu watches various trends come and go. Right now, the off-form concrete look is getting a lot of attention.
“This trend is also...
ROCKCOTE traditional Lime Wash: mixing technology with tradition
Lime Wash is an ancient method for decorating and protecting exterior walls. It is a mineral base coating that naturally forms a bond with mineral base renders whether they be the ancient earthen variety, or the renders we use today.
A renewed focus on our earthen range of products
ROCKCOTE has also placed a renewed focus on the earthen range of products. Working with natural clay and minerals while reviving ancient skills and building practices, they encompass the true passion of company owner/director Bob Cameron as well as the core values behind the ROCKCOTE brand....
Photos of the ROCKCOTE Earthen Home
The ROCKCOTE Earthen Home, a small 2 bedroom cottage located in Eumundi in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, is a project personally undertaken by company owner/director Bob Cameron for his own mother....