Faqs2020-04-20T08:51:15+08:00

MacoAvell Faqs

Where can I use Vellma – polished plaster?2020-03-23T09:45:35+08:00

Vellma is suitable for use on walls and ceilings, including curved surfaces such as archways and columns. It works beautifully on fireplace surrounds and feature walls.

Do I Need to use a primer before applying Vellma, Vellplas or Vellcco?2020-03-23T09:46:48+08:00

The finish adheres best to a porous substrate, it is best to use a layer of water based primer before applying Vellma, Vellplas or Vellcco.

What is VELLMA?2020-03-23T09:47:53+08:00

“Macoavell VELLMA Marmorino offers a unique expression of colour, shape and design in any environment. A decorative plaster that offers a superb finish that looks opulent and beautiful while retaining affordability.

Available in a range of colours, this versatile material can create a variety of subtle or impactful effects, while providing a tough, low maintenance finish for any interior space. The patterning is created using a steel trowel, and it can offer a broad range of looks depending on requirements. From a marble-like look to the subtle bending of shades, including multiple colours if needed, the possibilities are endless.

The subtle texture and patterning of the surface is enhanced by the gloss finish, giving a luxurious look that brings those colours and patterns to life. That finish is achieved as Marmorino can be burnished to a high gloss, giving depth and clarity to the surface and a stunning look for any interior space. The precise level of gloss can be varied with burnishing, allowing a variety of effects that in combination with colour choice and skilled installation creates endless possibilities for interior design.

This super glossy finish is low odour, making it easier to fit in spaces without overtly disturbing existing occupants in other areas of the premises. Safety focused, it is o% VOC, formaldehyde free and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties for long-term good looks and simple maintenance.

Super easy to apply, VELLMA Marmorino provides exceptional looks with a durable, rich glossy finish, providing exceptional value without compromising on quality or design.”

What is VELLPLAS?2020-03-23T09:49:02+08:00

“Providing the simple application of a ready mixed coating with the subtle, luxurious design of a subtly textured matte finish, VELLPLAS Matte Marmorino delivers high-quality, superb design and exceptional value in one. Available in a range of colours, this easy to apply decorative plaster can produce endless shading, texture and patterning to suit any interior design. During installation, patterns and texture can be introduced, giving a unique look to any interior, with the matte finish giving a subtle and quality finish.

That flexibility during installation combined with the wide range of colours ensures that whatever the interior, whatever the overall design, VELLPLAS Matte Marmorino will blend perfectly with the overall vision.

Ideal for new buildings, refurbishments or upgrades, VELLPLAS Matt Marmorino is low odour, avoiding issues with existing occupants of any space, and provides a long-life, high-quality finish. Safe for use in any space, it features 0% VOC, it is formaldehyde free, and has both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties for easy maintenance.

Easy to apply, great value and with endless versatility, VELLPLAST Matte Marmorino delivers a stunning finish for any interior space, offering exceptional quality, beautiful design and incredible value for any project.”

What is VELLCCO?2020-03-23T09:53:37+08:00

“Perfect for recreating the historical style of Italian nobles and luxurious living through the ages, Stucco is a textured decorative plaster that adds a new dimension to interior style. Available in a range of subtle hues that retain that classic feel, it is a timeless finish brought into the 21st century.

Our Stucco is easy to apply, and because it is low odour, works well even in already occupied buildings, causing minimal disruption for exiting occupants. Safety is important too of course, and with 0% VOC and a formaldehyde free formula, our Stucco is designed for safe use in any interior space.

Easy to apply and beautiful to look at, Stucco is a great material to create travertine effect, gives a unique finish to any interior, bringing the timeless beauty of Italian pageantry to your next project.”

What is VELLWAX?2020-03-23T09:54:19+08:00

“VELLWAX CLEAR: The ideal protection for plaster and furniture, Cera Clear Wax provides a water-resistant layer with one easy application. Repelling water and protecting against dirt and impurities, the transparent layer seals the surface it is applied to, providing a polished finish for a lustrous look.
Easy to apply with a sponge or cloth, it dries to an opaque finish, but can be buffed to acquire the level of sheen desired. Perfect for use with our range of decorative plasters, it is also useful for a variety of surfaces, offering cost-effective, simple and durable protection.

VELLWAX METALLIC:
Protect, seal and polish your plaster surfaces while adding a metallic sheen to the finish. Our easily applied metallic wax is water resistant, forming a protective layer on the surface. Keeping out moisture and other impurities, this wax also contains a faux metallic tint that adds an extra sparkle to the final appearance.
Applied with a cloth or sponge in the same, simple way as Cera Clear Wax, it dries to an opaque finish. This finish can be buffed to a higher sheen, which accentuates the metallic effect. More than one metallic colour can be applied to a single surface to create unique effects that deliver exceptional possibilities for any interior. “

How to apply Vellma?2020-03-23T12:29:42+08:00

Stir contents before using.
FIRST COAT
Use a round edge trowel. Apply a thin layer of product and cover entire surface and then remove excess by tilting trowel to approximately 30°. Once excess has been removed, smooth surface using a 30° angle. Let it dry for 8 hours.

SECOND COAT
Use a round edge trowel. Apply a thin layer of product and cover entire surface and then remove excess by tilting trowel to approximately 30°. Once excess has been removed, smooth surface using a 30° angle. Let it dry for 8 hours.

BURNISH
Wait around 15 to 30 minutes before burnishing with the same trowel to achieve high gloss burnish. Let it dry for at least 24 hours before moving on to the burnish treatment. Apply VELLWAX and buff off evenly will add durability to the surface.

COVERAGE / THINNING
One gallon (3.78 L) 5KG covers up 60 – 80 sq. ft. on a smooth wall, significantly less on acoustical tile or rough surface. We do not recommend thinning down the plaster but if you wish to create other effect, thinning not more than 1 oz. (29.6ml) of water per 11 lbs (5KG) of plaster. One gallon (18 L) 25KG covers up 300 – 400 sq. ft. on a smooth wall, significantly less on acoustical tile or rough surface. We do not recommend thinning down the plaster but if you wish to create other effect, thinning not more than 5 oz. (148ml) of water per 55 lbs (25KG) of plaster.

DRYING TIME
Plaster only when surface and air temperatures are 50-90 °F (10-32 °C), wait 24 hours before recoating or applying MACOAVELL VELLWAX.

How to apply Vellplas?2020-03-23T12:06:44+08:00

Stir contents before using.
FIRST COAT
Apply the plaster with a flexible steel trowel, apply a thin coat of plaster while holding the trowel at a 15- to
30-degree angle. Spread the plaster with varying lengths and angles of strokes. Clean off the trowel from
time to time to keep dried plaster from getting into your burnish. Let the plaster dry thoroughly before
applying the next coat.

SECOND COAT
Apply thin layer of plaster, use overlapping long and short strokes. Cover the surface thoroughly, filling voids
and removing high spots. Let the plaster dry for at least 24 hours before moving on to the burnish treatment.
Apply VELLWAX and buff off evenly will add durability to the surface.

COVERAGE / THINNING
Five kilogram (11 Lbs) covers up 60 – 80 sq. ft. on a smooth wall, significantly less on acoustical tile or rough
surface. We do not recommend thinning down the plaster but if you wish to create other effect, thinning not
more than 1 oz. (29.6ml mL) of water per 11 Lbs (5 kg) of plaster.
Five kilogram (55 Lbs) covers up 300 – 400 sq. ft. on a smooth wall, significantly less on acoustical tile or
rough surface. We do not recommend thinning down the plaster but if you wish to create other effect,
thinning not more than 5 oz. (148ml) of water per 55 Lbs (25 kg) of plaster.

DRYING TIME
Plaster only when surface and air temperatures are 50-90 °F (10-32 °C), wait 24 hours before recoating or
applying MACOAVELL VELLWAX.

How to apply Vellcco?2020-03-23T12:30:22+08:00

Stir contents before using.
FIRST COAT
Apply VELLCCO (about 1mm thickness ) with a flexible steel trowel, spread evenly throughout the wall. Let it dry throughly before applying the next coat.

SECOND COAT
Same application as the first coat.

BURNISH
Burnish the wall to smoothen out when the second coat is semi dry. Spray some water if needed during burnishing. Let it dry for at least 24 hours before moving on to the burnish treatment. Apply VELLWAX and buff off evenly will add durability to the surface.

COVERAGE / THINNING
5KG covers up 35-50 sq. ft. We do not recommend thinning down the plaster. but if you wish to create other effect, thinning not more than 1 oz. (29.6ml) of water per 11 Lbs (5 kg) of plaster. 25KG covers up 175-250 sq. ft. We do not recommend thinning down the plaster. but if you wish to create other effect, thinning not more than 5 oz. (148ml) of water per 55 Lbs (25 kg) of plaster.

SPRAY TEXTURE COATING
Spray VELLCCO (about 1.5mm) with a air spray gun, burnish the wall to smoothen out when semi dry. Spray some water if needed during burnishing. Let it dry for at least 24 hours before moving on to the burnish treatment. Apply VELLWAX and buff off evenly will add durability to the surface.

DRYING TIME
Plaster only when surface and air temperatures are 50-90 °F (10-32 °C), wait 24 hours before recoating or applying MACOAVELL VELLWAX.

How to apply Vellwax?2020-03-23T12:35:14+08:00

Can be apply with soft cloth, sponges or trowel, rub off excess wax. Initially applies to an opaque ffnish, but can be buffed with soft cloth to increase the sheen. Buff off access wax with cloth or polish machine. Two tone metallic wax can be apply to plaster wall to achieve multicolor design. Apply Macoavell Vellwax clear wax after 24 hours to seal and protect.

What is the advantage of using a lime based plaster?2020-03-23T09:59:49+08:00

“Crack resistance: Lime is more flexible compared with Portland cement, thus it reduced cracking with lime plaster.
Breathable
Mold-resistant: due to its high pH, lime is a natural biocide.”

Can I use it in shower area?2020-03-23T10:00:29+08:00

We do not recommend to apply at direct shower area, it is ok to apply at powder room area.

Can I use it for exterior?2020-03-23T10:01:02+08:00

Vellma and Vellplas is for interior only while Vellcco can be use for both interior & exterior. If use at exterior, it is best to seal with VELLWAX or a sealer.

Is the product low VOC?2020-03-23T10:01:39+08:00

Yes all MacoAvell products are low VOC.

How to maintain a wall?2020-03-23T10:02:07+08:00

Just clean it with a damp cloth to clean it. Re-wax every 3 to 5 years.

Is it DIY friendly?2020-03-23T10:11:56+08:00

Vellplas and Vellcco is more DIY friendly, wheras Vellma might need some training or skill especially on the burnish part.

Crack problem, help?2020-03-23T10:12:26+08:00

“If cracks occur, it might because of few causes:
1. internal wall cracks – if the internal wall cracks, it will definitely affect plaster layer to cracks.
2. Too thick – it is apply too thick
3. Drying time – if it was force to dry by blowing or cause by weather too hot. Plaster should give time to dry in a natural way.”

Peel off problem, help?2020-03-23T10:13:24+08:00

Peeling normally will appear if surface preparation is not done properly, wall is too powdery or moist. Make sure wall is properly prepared before applying MacoAvell products.

After applying Vellma it does not shine ?2020-03-23T10:13:52+08:00

“The wall must be level 4 or 5 before applying Vellma, if there are imperfections on the walls, it must be repaired before applying Vellma.
Burnishing at the right time before the burnish coating dry is critical, remember not to over burnish to prevent peeling.
Using a proper round edged trowel is another great way to maximize the shine.
Polishing using Vellwax will increase the shines.”

What is the drying time?2020-03-23T10:14:40+08:00

Lime based products, which include Vellma, Vellplas and Vellcco must rest 24 hours before applying additional coats.

How do I touch up ?2020-03-23T10:19:42+08:00

Touch up can be done by carefully work through the inside to outside of the affected area trying to minimize the patches area.

What trowel do I need for application?2020-03-23T10:20:49+08:00

It is best to use a round edge stainless steel trowel as it will not scratch the wall surface.

How can I get a color chart?2020-03-23T10:22:03+08:00

Yes you can buy a hardcopy catalogue from our website at www.macoavell.com

Can I use other sealer to seal the plaster?2020-03-23T10:22:43+08:00

Yes you may but it may change the appreance of the finished look.

How many square feet can the products cover?2020-03-23T10:26:00+08:00

“Vellma – 10 sqft / Kg (3 layers)
Vellplas – 12 sqft / kg ( 2 layers)
Vellcco – 6 sqft / kg ( 2 layers)
Vellwax – 100 – 120 sqft per 355ml”

What substrates are suitable for Vellma, Vellplas and Vellcco?2020-03-23T10:26:47+08:00

“A true, flat and even surface
Gree from Dust and debris
Free from movement
Fully cured, free from damp

Acceptable substrates include:
Skimmed surfaces, painted walls in good condition, plywood, MDF Board.”

Is Vellma, Vellplas and Vellcco waterproof?2020-03-23T10:27:52+08:00

Vellma, Vellplas and Vellcco in its natural form is not waterproof, you can apply Vellwax or sealants to make it water resistant but it will never be totally waterproof.

How do you remove stains from texture wall?2020-03-23T10:28:32+08:00

Use a soft cloth with warm water and apply some mild liquid dish detergent in the center. Lightly buff it over the stains. Remove soap residue with another damp cloth if necessary.

Can I paint over texture wall?2020-03-23T10:29:31+08:00

Yes you can by sanding it first. Remember to wear proper protection gear when sanding.

How do I find approved applicator?2020-03-23T10:30:10+08:00

You can look for a professional applicator here: www.macoavell.com/applicator