A profile which is thicker.
Ideal Tix is the special high-thickness version of Ideal Wall. Its thixotropic formulation makes it perfect for decorative elements with high shock resistance (similar to concrete) and thicknesses up to 6-7 cm. Artificial rocks, surfaces in contact with swimming pool water, fireplaces, arches and stairs, door jambs, window sills … with Ideal Tix you can create all of these things, combining practicality and convenience with great aesthetic effect.
Why choosing Ideal Tix
It’s quick to create
Once IDEAL WALL has been applied and the plaster has reached the required workability, the specific “texture” is created by means of special rubber moulds; Depending on the type of mould, the texture may be only superficial. On the other hand, the contours of stones or bricks can be made with other Ideal Work® tools. There are also some moulds that create both the texture and contours of stone, so that it is only necessary to do the finish the next day. Within 8-18 hours, depending on the temperature, you can finish the carvings or create new ones with the help of the Ideal Work® professional tools. After completing the finish, or within 1-2 days, continue with the staining process using RAINBOW COLOURS, professional Ideal Work® dyes.
It is extremely adaptable
The product can be applied directly onto brick, concrete or stone surfaces and, after proper substrate preparation, onto other bases such as plasterboard, polystyrene, wood and metal supports. The product can be mixed directly in a concrete mixer. The special formula permits a greater workability that makes applying plaster easy and fast, even for the less experienced.
Let your fantasy flourish
Shapes and sizes may vary depending on the specific requirements: there is no limit of size or creative freedom. The Ideal Tix plaster has excellent workability and can be moulded freely using materials with a resistance comparable to that of concrete. The rocks made are therefore extremely durable and long-lasting
1-2. Ideal Wall-Eco may be applied directly on concrete surfaces, bricks, rocks and other surfaces such as plasterboard, polystyrene, wood and metallic surfaces.
Ideal Tix application
3. Mixing of Ideal Wall eco with water.
4. Application of Ideal Wall eco in thicknesses from 1 to 3 cm.
5. Once the mixture is laid and dry, application of Liquid release agent and stamp the surface by using moulds and Ideal Work professional equipment.
6. The next day proceed with the cleaning and finishing of the texture by using professional tools.
7. Colouring with Colour rainbow.
8. Application of protective sealer Ideal Sealer Medium (for exterior applications) or resin Ideal Acrylic (for interior applications).
Absolutely, yes, the Ideal Tix plaster, which enables artificial rocks to be created, lends itself to the creation of surfaces in contact with water such as waterfalls or fountains. In these cases, it is wise to choose the most appropriate protective treatment.
Shapes and sizes can vary. In fact there are no limits to the size or the creative freedom of the installers. Ideal Tix plaster is easily workable and can be freely moulded.
Ideal Tix plaster achieves resistance comparable with concrete. The rocks created are therefore extremely resistant to abuse and are long-lasting.
The thickness of the plaster varies from 3 cm to 8 cm, based on the specifications of the substrate and the load the surfaces must sustain.
The weight of the material is around a 22 Kg/m² for 1 cm of thickness. Based on thickness between 3 and 8 cm, the weight will increase proportionally. To make an overall assessment of the weight of a rock, the weight of the base structure must be taken into consideration. This may be made from various types of materials, such as: polystyrene, wood, cardboard, concrete, metal etc… Other considerations include the preparation materials: rendering in cement, adhesives for coats, metal or plastic nets.
After a careful assessment of the substrate and adequate preparation, artificial rock can be installed on any type of surface. It will in any event be the task of your Ideal Work installer to make recommendations on the feasibility or otherwise of the operation and help you during the choice of the most suitable solution for your requirements.
Absolutely, yes. Most of the rocks are created exclusively with texture prints; special processing is carried out by artists who sculpt freehand to create real works of art.
The colouring of the artificial rocks can be done by integrally colouring the plaster with the dyes of the Color pack-c (available in 24 colours) and then surface shading with the Rainbow dyes (available in 11 colours). Indeed, it is possible to mix several colours together, diluting them with water, or to modify the chromatic effects by changing the application technique. As with concrete surfaces, artificial rocks can also be acid stained with Ideal Stain acid dyes.
As with the printed wall, artificial rocks do not require special maintenance although they musty be sealed. It is recommended to wash the surfaces with cold water and sweep with a soft brush. Based on the climatic conditions (for example, proximity to the sea or very cold areas), it is recommended to apply a new coat of protective resin over the years.
As the construction of rocks is a very individual process, determined by the size and shapes of the rocks being created, it is difficult to give exact timings. Safe to say, the construction of the support in wood or polystyrene usually requires longer than the actual application of Ideal Tix plaster.