How to Apply: Intonachino


Download Intonachino MSDS sheet. (Word doc)


Powdered slaked lime (35%), marble dust aggregate with variable particle size, water and additives (less than 2% total in wet volume).

There are four grades available:

INTONACHINO EXTRA FINE, With marble grains from 0.0 to 0.5mm

INTONACHINO FINE, With marble grains from 0.0 to 0.7mm

INTONACHINO MEDIUM, With marble grains from 0.0 to 0.9mm

INTONACHINO GROSSO ( Coarse), With marble grains from 0.0 to 1.1mm


24 kg, 52.9 lb polyethylene containers

The product is white and can be tinted with our Color System.

Theoretical Yield:

X-fine – 125 – 175 sq ft per 24kg
fine – 100 – 150 sq ft per 24kg
medium – 75 – 125 sq ft per 24kg
coarse – 50 – 100 sq ft per 24kg

Where to apply Intonachino:

Type of surface

Preparation required

New plaster lime based

No priming necessary


One coat of Quartz Primer


One coat of Quartz Primer

Medium density

One coat of Quartz Primer

Old plaster

Brush down thoroughly and one coat of Fondo Normal or of Quartz Primer


Brush down thoroughly and one coat of Quartz Primer or Fondo Normal

Polished lime finish

Brush down thoroughly and sandpaper and one coat of Quartz Primer

Washable paint

One coat of Quartz Primer

Application of Intonachino:

Tools necessary for application: One big trowel, sponge float.

-Apply the first coat with a metal trowel being careful to apply evenly over the entire surface. Let it dry completely.

-Apply the second coat, being careful to proceed seamlessly from one work area to another. A few minutes after applying the second coat, wipe over the entire surface with a dry sponge trowel to make the surface uniform. It may be best to perform this step twice: once immediately after application of the intonachino, and then again after a few minutes. The dry sponge trowel can be scraped clean with a metal trowel from time to time.

-To obtain a chiaroscuro effect of light and dark shades, you can use a wet sponge trowel. Some areas will be wetter than others. The wetter areas will appear lighter in tone because the water will have deposited lime on the surface.

Remember to have a strong light parallel to the wall and situated on only one of the two sides of the wall you are working on (usually on the same side other sources of light come from such as the windows). In this way the shadow of the trowel allows you to see the actual state of the finish. Every so often the light should be moved so that the wall doesn’t dry out too much in one spot from the heat of the lamp.

Don’t apply in temperatures below 5° C. (41° F.)

During application be sure the work area isn’t too damp or warm to avoid problems with application times.



No specific suggestions.


After at least 48 hours at 20°C or above, proceed with colorless, penetrating IDROCALCE, developed to protect exterior plaster surfaces.