Artisan Enhancements - Fine Stone
Fine Stone by Artisan Enhancements ® is bio-based, hypo-allergenic, low odor, NO VOC, and environmentally sustainable. Fine Stone is a coating that will adhere to almost any properly prepared surface. Fine Stone by Artisan Enhancements ® is an exterior grade, tintable plaster with added aggregate to create “beach sand” textures once dried. The versatility of Fine Stone allows the user to create stone and concrete-like finishes on an array of surfaces.
Fine Stone by Artisan Enhancements ® is formulated for use on any surface that has been properly prepared or base coated. Possible surfaces include: cabinets, furniture, walls, concrete, metal, plastic, terra cotta, and clay. Fine Stone was developed to be used for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Prepare the base surface. If a undercoat or base coat is desired , apply paint and allow the paint to completely dry before applying Fine Stone. If working on a surface that will not be base coated with paint, make sure the surface has been previously sealed. If the surface is unsealed, seal the surface first with Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements ®.
Fine Stone can be applied directly to a surface using a variety of tools. To create stone effects Fine Stone can be brushed or rolled-on to a surface. Fine Stone can be applied with a trowel, putty or palette knife to create thicker plaster type finishes. To create quick and easy reliefs, use the a nap roller or the Color Shaper by Artisan Enhancements® to push Fine Stone through a stencil. Once dried, lightly sand with a 220 – 400 grit paper to knock off edges or to achieve a finer, smoother finish. Seal with Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements ®. Follow the recommended instructions for Clear Topcoat Sealer cure times before using the surface.
The Fine Stone medium can be combined or layered with any of the other mediums in the Artisan Enhancements product line. Fine Stone crackles beautifully when used as a topcoat layer over Easy Crackle and Crackle Tex. Fine Stone and Pearl Plaster can be blended together to create an interesting pearly/sand effect be used for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Note: If a crackled finish is not desired, avoid applying Fine Stone too thickly or the Fine Stone will begin to crack as it begins to dry.
Fine stone can be used “as is” straight out of the container or tinted. Fine Stone is a neutral base medium which allows it to be easily tinted from light to dark colors. If tinting, stir Fine Stone medium base thoroughly prior to tinting. Custom tinted Fine Stone can be created by taking the Fine Stone base to a local paint store for tinting. For a quick and easy DIY tinted Fine Stone, mix Fine Stone with a water based chalk type or clay/mineral paint, such as Chalk Paint®. To tint Fine Stone with a chalk type or clay/mineral paint- start with a 1:5 ratio of paint to Fine Stone (1 part paint to 5 parts Fine Stone). Fine Stone is also formulated to be mixed with other tints, such as Mixol colorants. Stir the mixture thoroughly to completely combine both products. Make sure to continually stir the tinted Fine Stone mixture before and after each application. Once tinted, the Fine Stone and paint mixture will dry much lighter with a slight hint of the color.
Note: The more paint/tint added to the Fine Stone medium base the “looser” or thinner the tinted Fine Stone mixture. We recommend doing a sample test piece to determine the ratio for the “recipe” and thickness of the tinted Fine Stone mixture.