Varius creates an intricate look of a finely plastered wall surface. The easily applied texture highlights wall surfaces with a very subtle glistening effect that would be perfect for home or upscale commercial projects.
Features & Benefits
- Interior or Exterior
- 100% Acrylic Polymers for durability
- Ready to use after mixing
- Vapor Permeable – resists blistering and allows trapped water vapors to pass
- Fast Application and Set Up – Two thin coats set and dry quickly
- Tintable – Standard and custom colors available
- Accent Options – Vintique, Clearshield or Metallic Cote overlays available
- Water Based – easy clean up with water.
Coverage per pail
Two-Coat Application: 175-200 sf (16-18.6 sm)
Coverage may vary depending upon application technique and surface conditions.
Packaging: 5 gallon (19L) pail
Pail Weight: 60 lbs (27 kg)
Shelf Life: 2 years
Storage: Protect from extreme heat (90°F (32°C), freezing and direct sunlight.
ASTM B117, ASTM E84, ASTM E108, ASTM C67, ASTM D968, ASTM D2247/E2570, ASTM D3273, ASTM D5420, ASTM E 96, ASTM E2485/2570 (formerly EIMA 101.01), ASTM G23/G154/G155, ASTM G53
Hazard: This chemical is not considered hazardous according to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (29 CFR 1910.1200).
VOC: Less than 50 g/L.
Application Temperature: 40°-110°F (5°-43°C) • Working Time: 1/2 hr • Dry Time: 24 hrs at room temperature, working and drying time will vary with temperature and humidity
Interior Drywall: smooth, flat and ready for paint. Clean the surface in preparation for Varius. Prime wall with Primecoat Primer and allow to dry. Exterior: Master Wall® base coat shall be smooth and free of any mesh pattern.
Air and surface temperatures must be 4°C (40°F) or higher and must remain so for a minimum of 24 hours. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight during application. Protect the finish from rain and temperatures less than 40°F (5° C) for a minimum of 24 hours.
Master Wall Base Coats
Others approved in writing
Open pail of Varius and mix approximately one minute with a fixed wheel type paddle or equivalent mixing blade attached to a 1/2” (13 mm) heavy duty drill at 400-500 rpm. Small additions of water, up to 240 ml (8 oz.) per pail, may be added for workability as needed.
First Coat Application
First Coat: Using a Wind-Lock T-VPF2008, T-VPF2411 or T-VPF2812 Stainless Steel Venetian Plaster Trowel apply a very tight, thin coat of Varius to the surface free of trowel marks. Use moderate to high pressure with a trowel angle of about 60° to 80° to the wall surface. The amount of material applied to the wall surface is paper thin. Allow the Varius to take up for 2-3 hours. Clean the surface to remove any dust.
Second Coat Application, 2 Methods
Apply a paper-thin second coat of Varius using short, random strokes. If increased mottling or a higher sheen is desired, burnish using a clean, dry trowel about 30-40 minutes after second application.
Apply a paper-thin second coat of Varius using short, random strokes. Water trowel all visible lines out after approximately 15 minutes of drying time using a spray bottle filled with water and the Venetian Plaster Trowel. The finish is ready to be water troweled the first time when there is no visible moisture left on the surface. A second water troweling will need to be done approximately 15 minutes later to compress the finish and get it to the desired smoothness. If the finish tears or runs when water troweling, wait an additional 5 minutes and restart the process. This means the finish was too wet to begin water troweling.
Note: Application problems occur when Varius is applied too thick. Only paper thin applications are necessary.
Surface may be spray coated after 24 hours with Master Wall® Metallic Cote, Vintique and/or Clearshield if desired. Follow individual data sheet instructions for products selected.
Cautions and Limitations
Varius is not intended for deep depressions or irregular surfaces.
Slope all exterior surfaces 1:2 minimum to shed water.
Apply in paper thin applications, shrinkage, cracking or blistering can occur over 1/16” (1.6 mm) thick.
Varius is designed to be applied over a properly installed interior drywall.
Not for use over any finishes or primers other than Primecoat.
Application in direct sunlight may affect aesthetics if the Varius dries too quickly. Avoid direct sunlight.
Use of Clearshield sealer is recommended in high moisture or traffic areas.
When cleaning do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners. Wash gently using a soap and water solution followed by a warm water rinse.
Tools and equipment can be cleaned with soapy water while the Varius is still wet.
Information contained in this product data sheet conforms to the standard detail recommendations and specifications for the installation of Master Wall Inc.® products and is presented in good faith. Master Wall Inc.® assumes no liability, expressed or implied as to the architecture, engineering, or workmanship of any project. This information may be concurrent with, or superseded by other applicable documents, such as specifications and details. Contact Master Wall Inc.® for the most current product information. ©2019 Master Wall Inc.®