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How to tint ROCKCOTE Venetian Plaster using Antica Signoria tints

Antica Signoria (AS) liquid tints are high quality, water based tints suitable for tinting ROCKCOTE Venetian Plaster.

Colour fast and alkali resistant, Antica Signoria tints offer total dispersion in the material, unlike powdered pigments,...

Hotel Hotel: Earthen Render Coarse, Nishi colour

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

ROCKCOTE would like to introduce the Natural Materials Tool Box. This tool box is the ideal kit for a professional artisan or any applicator aspiring to be a ROCKCOTE Artisan.

Lime plaster buildings in Cinque Terra, Italy

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.

New Natural Materials product: Velvetina

ROCKCOTE would like to introduce the newest edition to the Natural Materials range, ROCKCOTE Velvetina

Liquid Carnauba Wax packaging size change

Liquid Carnauba Wax will now be sold in 20L drums, and will not require any further dilution.

Oxides and tinting the Natural Materials range

Oxides are used to tint the ROCKCOTE Natural Materials colour range. Read on to find out about what you need to consider when selecting a colour for your Natural Material project.

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...

Earthen Render upgrade

ROCKCOTE Earthen Renders have become popular for their beauty, economy and ease of use. A new formulation makes them even more versatile, allowing them to be tinted to a wider range of colours.

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.

Natural Materials Workshop

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...

ROCKCOTE Otsumigaki in natural white

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...

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...

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