Kreidezeit Polishing Soap is an olive soap used as a protective treatment and sheen finish on Stuccolustro, Venetian and Tadelakt surfaces.
Kreidezeit Polishing Soap dates back to the 17th century France, with the same recipe still used today.
When dissolved in water and applied to sufficiently alkaline lime surfaces, part of the natural soap changes in to a lime soap. This gives the surface of the wall hydrophobic and dirt resistant properties without limiting permeability.
The most important component is Corfu Soap, a pure olive soap produced in a factory on the Greek island of Corfu.
Use as a protective finishing treatment, especially for Kreidezeit Stuccolustro, Stucco Fine, Tadelakt and Marmorino. Also suitable as a finishing treatment for matt surfaces such as Kreidezeit Lime Wall Finish and Lime Paint.
- Concentrate for dilution with water.
- Hydrophobic (water-repellent).
- Purely vegetable based (suitable for vegans).
- Without colours, preservatives or fragrances.
Composition (Full Declaration)
Water, olive oil sodium soap, lime sinter water.
Shake before opening. Dilute 1 part Polishing Soap with 6 parts water. Do not use this product undiluted!
400 g covers approximately 23 – 36 m².
(Approximately 80 – 120 ml / m² (diluted 1:6), corresponding to approx. 11–17 g Polishing Soap Concentrate, per m²). Exact consumption rate to be determined on the actual substrate.
Stucco Fine / Stuccolustro
Dry the last coat of Stuccolustro or Stucco Fine until it has become strong against impact, but do not let it dry out. Then apply the Polishing Soap evenly with a soft brush and press it with the trowel. Wipe off any excess soap from the tool.
When Marmorino gets shiny due to densification, is the right time to apply Polishing Soap. Processing otherwise as with Stucco Fine / Stuccolustro.
The Polishing Soap is applied shortly after finishing the polishing of the second Tadelakt layer. The Tadelakt should be strong against impact, but not yet completely dried. Apply evenly with a soft brush. Let set a short while, then polish with the stone until uniform shine is achieved.