Tonachino is a stunning Italian lime-based render composed of slaked lime, marble dust and river sand. With a warm finish and cloudy appearance, Tonachino is truly a natural beauty. Tonachino is what gives Tuscan homes their trademark weathered look, being exceptionally durable and simply getting more beautiful with time. While Tonachino needs to be applied properly and protected from the elements using certain products, it will gain a new type of beauty as the forces of nature act upon it.
Tonachino can be used on both interior and exterior walls and is especially known for its waterproof, water-repellent and antibacterial properties. This makes it perfect for bathrooms and other wet areas, with its high permeability to steam meaning it diffuses humidity well. By diffusing humidity effectively, the chance of water remaining within the wall and creating mould is almost completely eliminated.
Tonachino is not just a smart choice for practical reasons – it is also incredibly stunning. Tonachino can be finished to a matte, satin or gloss appearance depending on your personal tastes, and is surprisingly velvety to the touch, making it a unique plastering choice for those who appreciate a point of difference. Tonachino is available in neutral white or in warm, coloured options created with earths or iron oxide. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that your Tonachino surfaces will look earthy, natural and inviting.
Lime-based natural materials like Tonachino are best applied by highly skilled and licensed tradespeople, meaning it is best to reach out to Advanced Spirito Libero for a flawless and safe application.