Mixing instructions for color pastes

Dry paints and color pastes

Up to 10 % pigments (by weight) can be stirred into the levelling compounds and the lime paint. Lime cannot bind more and chalking would occur. If the dry paints, also called pigments, are stirred into the filling compound without having made a coloured dough, a beautiful coloured mass is also produced. However, there is a high probability that pigment spots will appear. This means that some pigments will leave traces in the form of stripes or dots when filling the mass. This does not necessarily have to be a disadvantage, it can also be seen as a nice side effect. However, if you want to avoid these pigment spots, mix yourself with a coloured dough.

This is how it works:

For 1000 g pigments approx. 800 ml liquid are used (160 ml wetting agent and 640 ml water). Pour the liquids into a container and add the pigments, stir well and grate with a spatula or a paint knife; crush lumps at the edge of the container. It is best to make a note of the mixing recipe in order to be able to restore the same shade. Allow to soak for 3 hours and then mix this dough into the putty or lime paint. Pigments have the highest colour intensity and set no limits to your creativity. Only use lime-compatible pigments.


If chrome oxide green, cobalt blue, titanium white or similar hard pigments are processed, a Venetian PVC smoothing trowel is used for compacting.


Mixing tables for use in various marble plasters

The sample images with the percentage indicated on the individual product pages of our colour pigments are all made with Stucco Veneziano. To obtain the same shade when working with different marble plasters in the same room, you can use the mixing tables.

Mixing table for pigment colours
Mixing table for dry colours
mixing table color pigments