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Spatulata Polished Plaster



  • Suitable for use with a range of substrates including external use in sheltered locations.
  • For application to plastered or rendered masonry such as block, brick or concrete.
  • Generally suitable for application to taped and skimmed boards such as Bluclad, plasterboard, GRG (glass fibre reinforced gypsum) and primed MDF, taped and skimmed boards and, with care, on previously decorated (but not papered) surfaces.

Materials and number of coats:

  • Where surfaces are of uneven suction: One coat Armourcoat K40 Primer by brush or roller.
  • Where surfaces are not uniformly flat or smooth: Two coats Armourcoat K149 Fine Keycoat (each typically 0.5 mm) applied by trowel over primer.
  • On unsealed plasterboard or gypsum plaster: One coat Armourcoat Anti Crack Skim Coat Plaster (typically 3–5 mm) applied by trowel.
  • Topcoat: Five to seven coats Spatulata (approximate total 0.5–1.0 mm).


Proprietary multicoat plaster system for internal walls, incorporating aged lime putty, micronized marble powder and proprietary additives.

Also referred to as Stucco Lustro and Stucco Veneziano, the system is self-finishing with natural shading and polish, water vapour permeable and suitable as a finish for traditional plastered masonry, including historic buildings.

  • Applied coating for higher sheen or increased protection against soiling: White wax or black wax.
  • Applied coating, for breathable water repellence, frost resistance mould inhibition: Armoursil.

Features and benefits:

  • Pencil hardness to ASTM D 3363: 5H. Surface hardness increases with age and carbonation of the material.
  • Impact resistance to ASTM D 2794: Two-inch pounds.
  • Shore D hardness when tested using Elcometer 3120 Shore Durometer D: 76.
  • Wet scrub resistance to ASTM D 2486: Exceeding 1000 cycles. Finish is durable but may show differential patination.
  • Spread of flame to ASTM E 84: Class 1.
  • Mould and mildew resistance. Tested to ASTM D 3273 and ASTM D 3274: Results 10/10/10
  • VOC content to ASTM D3960: 68 g/L.

General information


Wide choice of integral colours..




Water repellent.

Black wax

Standard sheen, partial protection, also intensifies dark colours.

White wax

Standard sheen, partial protection.

As sample


Selection of materials and number of coats determined by supplier to achieve required finish.

Aged lime putty

Micronized marble powder


0.5–1.0 mm

Finished thickness.


Ten years

Ten year material warranty for interior applications.

Uniclass 2015

Pr_35_31_64_64 Polymer plastersPrimary


M20/220 Multicoat proprietary plaster

M20/330 Proprietary lime:sand

M20/42 Multicoat proprietary plaster

Specification data - Polymer plasters Enhanced data


SP P80 Y2395.

SP P80 Y0860.

SP P80 Y2403.

SP P80 Y0316.

SP P80 N0509.

SP P80 Y0555.

SP P80 Y0522.

SP P80 Y0548.

SP P80 Y0613.

SP P80 Y2411.

SP P80 Y2429.

SP P80 N5151.

SP P80 N5169.

SP P80 N5177.

SP P80 R3814.

SP P80 R0398.

SP P80 R4358.

SP P80 R4366.

SP P80 R4374.

SP P80 R4382.

SP P80 R4390.

SP P80 R4408.

SP P80 R4416.

SP P80 N0756.

SP P80 N0244.

SP P80 N0491.

SP P80 N0145.

SP P80 N5110.

SP P80 N5128.

SP P80 G2132.

SP P80 G0045.

SP P80 G2140.

SP P80 G2157.

SP P80 G2165.

SP P80 G2173.

SP P80 G2181.

SP P80 G0102.

SP P80 G0136.

SP P80 B4471.

SP P80 B4489.

SP P80 B4497.

SP P80 B4505.

SP P80 B4513.

SP P80 B4521.

SP P80 N5144.

SP P80 N0228.

SP P80 N5292.

SP P80 R4465.

SP P80 R3194.

SP P80 R4473.

SP P80 R4512.

SP P80 R4481.

SP P80 B4612.

SP P80 R0513.

SP P80 R4499.

SP P80 B4620.

SP P80 B0875.

SP P80 B0800.

SP P80 G2264.

SP P80 G0391.

SP P80 G0425.

SP P80 N5573.

SP P80 N0061.


Armourcoat custom colours.

Dulux Trade.

Insert reference.


Insert reference.


Insert reference.

As sample BUK.

Input reference as marked on reverse of sample.

Product Reference

Spatulata Polished Plaster

Preparatory reinforcing skimcoat

Armourcoat anti-crack.

Applied to pre-beaded plasterboard substrates where joints are left open in the top layer by 3-4 mm.

Surface 'movement'


Standard. 4-5 coats - closed down polished surface termed as SP.


Open. 3-4 coats - open surface termed as SO.

As sample BUK.

Input reference as marked on reverse of sample.


As drawing.

Show dimensions, also edge, corner and shadow joint beads by main contractor.

Environmental information

Recycled content


Contains 40% pre-consumer recycled marble.

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