How to apply an Encausto Effect
How to Create an "Encausto Effect"
Using Cebo Products
The Encausto Effect surface is smooth and glossy with specks
of a coarse base coat peppering through the surface.
1. Substrate Preparation:
- Ensure your substrate is smooth, flat and level.
This step is one of the most important and often overlooked. Any voids
or high areas will cause those blemishes to polish more than the surrounding
- Tape off any trim or adjoining walls not receiving
- Prime the wall with preferably an oil based (low
odor, quick dry) primer or other approved primer. This step isolates
the substrate from the Venetian finish which will ensure even suction
of the finish material across the surface.
2. Base Coat:
- Apply a base coat of Cebo Fondo
with a stainless steel trowel.
- Let dry and sand with 100 grit paper and block
to smooth surface.
3. First Coat:
- Apply first coat of CEBOART Ceboint E with a stainless steel trowel using short
random strokes. Do not let your edges dry; apply wet material to wet
- Apply second coat of CEBOART Ceboint E with short random strokes keeping a wet
- While the second coat is still damp
Sponge Float the surface to flatten
the surface and raise the grain.
- Let the surface dry thoroughly.
4. Finish Coat:
- Apply one two or three coats of Cebo Stucco
with a stainless steel trowel. The number of coats will determine
the amount of CEBOART Ceboint E
grain showing through to the surface.
- Allow each coat to dry partially before the next coat is applied.
- Let the surface dry 90% then polish the Cebo Stucco
finish with the same Trapezoid Finsh Trowel
stainless steel trowel used during application. A smaller trowel will
provide more pressure for polishing.
6. Wax and Sealing:
- If increased gloss or water protection is desired
apply a ecoCera
- Apply with a clean rag
- Buff with a rag or buffing wheel.