Introduction to Lava Stucco
Lava Stucco is a very versatile material that can be used for a variety of finishes. It is less absorbent than normal lime plaster and therefore is easy to use as a base coat for veiling. Most of our Lava finishes are made with this Lava stucco covered with Pearl Cream, the specific additive for Lava, applied either with the 'Veiling' technique or applied with spatula or trowel, like the Lava Metallic series.
It is quite solid and strong and can therefore be used for finishes which need to be sanded such as our finishes made with 'Mother-of-Pearl' or 'Bark'. Because it’s so robust, it can also be used in finishes which have lines in relief that with weaker plasters could be damaged more easily. One such finish is our 'Rain' which is made with a brush trowel.