October 14, 2019

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Hello again loves! I’m back here with some new updates from Casa Cozy, 2 more weeks until moving day and the last week we really hit it hard and managed to do so much! Of course we didn’t forget to bring you along so we documented everything in photos and videos which I’ll post these days :)

First off is the kitchen wall, maybe you remember from the last painting session that I mentioned we will paint the kitchen wall with a technique called Stucco. We used Kalklitir for this as well, but a color called Palladio. Klemens actually painted the sofa wall with Palladio as well, but with the normal brushing technique. Maybe you’ve already seen it on Instagram, I just realised we forgot to post it on the blog.

Anyways, with Stucco you need more powder than when you brush it on, because with Stucco you “paint” with a spatula instead of a brush, so the liquid needs to be much thicker. You need about 3 times as much powder for Stucco so you get the beautiful effect. As you can see we needed much more Kalklitir bags!

With stucco you need 0,8 litres of water for 1kg kalk powder, for the brushing you need 1,8litres of water for 1kg bag. Here I mixed it together for a long time to get rid of all the powder bubbles until the liquid was ready to put on the wall.

Here you see the spatula, this one we got from Kalklitir and its quite soft and very easy to use. I used a bigger one as well that we already had where I could scrape off the rest and just to be able to work with it easier, so that I recommend.

Here we go, putting the color on with the spatula! This is a bit more tricky than when you paint with a brush, I think its smart to practice a bit before so you get in the flow. Luckily I have been plastering lots of walls in Casa Cozy the last months so I had a bit of knowledge, but it’s really not that hard and it’s also a lot of fun!

This is not a quick project, it took me hours to finish this wall, but luckily you only need 1 layer. I didn’t mind the time though, it’s very relaxing and with some music in the background it’s a fun project!

And here is the result! The Kalklitir Stucco needs much more time to dry since it is much thicker, it should dry for 3-5 days depending of the air, but it’s totally worth it!

I love the effect, it’s more like a “concrete” look with more effects and texture than with the brush paint we did on the other walls which I think fits perfectly in the kitchen to give a special and unique touch! We are super happy with the result, it really turned out beautiful and soon it’s time to put up our wooden board, the kitchen tiles and of course the kitchen :) Now we have to decide which color we want on the tiles, we wanted to wait to see how the color of the wall would turn out until we decide the tiles to get it right!

Also, the discount code is back – you get 25% discount when buying minimum 1kg Kalkpaint at Kalklitir if you use the code “mikutas25” <3

Now time to continue!

Lots of love xx Mikuta


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Jobert Love June 2, 2021 at 3:10 pm

Thank you for the fixer-upper ideas! These are great. Don’t forget about the importance of stucco of kitchen wall maintenance to go along with the interior home improvements.

Mark Ellis June 2, 2021 at 3:02 pm

Great article post! Thank you for this information, a great blog. Stucco can last a lifetime if properly cared for.

Brad Jenkins May 14, 2021 at 7:13 am

Excellent placement of stucco on the wall of the house further accentuates its layout. Congrats on your beautiful and durable new home.

Tatjana Gugelmeier January 14, 2021 at 1:25 am

Hi Jacqueline, first of all, love your home its really really cozy! Wanted to ask if the kitchen paint looks like microcement? I live in Uruguay and that beautiful Kalklitir paint doesn’t exist here, so I trying to find something similar.
Many thanks for all your beautiful posts :)

Isabel October 14, 2020 at 10:35 am

Hi! Congrats for your beautiful house, really inspiring!! May I ask you why did you decide to use stucco on the kitchen instead of the same technique you used in the rest of the house? Just curious as I am currently thinking about painting my open space and considering both options. Thanks!

Jacqueline Mikuta October 15, 2020 at 9:46 am

Hi Isabel, thank you so much! We used Stucco on the kitchen just to try something else really – but now, afterwards we love it! Stucco has much more “pattern” as it is applied like a plaster, you can see the “3-dimensional” strokes of the spatula while the normal kalkpaint is just “2-dimensional”…
I hope this helps! xx


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