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  • What is Belka made from?
    • Belka is made from premium environmentally friendly ingredients such as Cotton and Cellulose fibres, mineral flakes natural adhesive and decorative additives. Belka contains no heavy metals, chemical contaminants or solvents.
  • Do I need to prepare my surface before applying Belka?
    • Belka does not require any special surface preparation prior to application. It can be applied directly onto brick work, plaster, cement, tiles, wood, metal, glass and all painted surfaces.
  • Do I need to repair any surface flaws before applying Belka?
    • There is no need to fix any surface flaws before applying Belka. It will successfully cover surface flaws such as unevenness, holes, gaps and cracks - just apply straight over them. The high stability and elasticity of Belka means that once covered these surface flaws will not re-appear.
  • How many coats do I need to apply to my wall?
    • Belka requires only one coat for a professional finish.
  • How much should I apply to my wall?
    • The recommended thickness of application on to the wall or ceiling surface is 0.5mm to 2mm. This can be achieved by allocating approximately 300 grams of dry Belka Powder per square metre of your surface.
  • How long does it take to dry?
    • Belka will take 12 to 48 hours to touch dry. it can take up to 7 days to full cure, depending on applied thickness, ventilation, temperature and humidity
  • What colours is Belka available in?
    • Belka is available in over 60 colours in smooth, textured and decorative finishes. We have our standard colour range on display in our Gallery section. (HYPERLINK to Colour Range). Can't see the colour you are looking for? Call us! Belka can be custom made to suit your existing décor or the design concept you have in mind. With Belka the possibilities are endless.
  • Will Belka produce any chemical fumes while being applied?
    • No. Belka contains no heavy metals, chemical contaminants or solvents and produces no chemical vapours during mixing or application. Once applied to your wall or ceiling Belka is highly stable and will not release any sediment or emissions.
  • Is Belka stain resistant?
    • Designed to stand up to the rigours of daily wear and tear Belka has high impact and stain resistance and is suitable for surfaces in high traffic areas. It is a highly stable product made from premium ingredients and will not discolour or retain odours.

      However, if necessary Belka can be easily cleaned with carpet shampoo and a damp cloth without any concerns to the finish.
  • Is Belka Fire Resistant?
    • Belka has been tested for fire resistance and flammability in Australia, Europe and Dubai and has achieved the highest classification for fire resistance in each country. Tests in Australia have shown that Belka has a very low heat and smoke release rate of less than 50kw/m2. According to the Australian Building Codes Board Belka is classified as a group 1 material. This makes Belka an ideal coating choice as a "fire friendly" wall and ceiling coating.
  • Does Belka attract or absorb dust?
    • As Belka is made from a combination of natural fibres including cotton and cellulose it has anti static properties that will not absorb or attract dust, allow insects to settle on the surface or allow mildew to form.
  • Does Belka have sound reduction benefits?
    • Due to the textured finish and composition of Belka the majority of sound waves that come into contact with it rather than being reflected are absorbed (up to 41%) and the rest are diffused. This product feature has helped builders and renovators to soften surfaces to reduce echo and inhibit the passage of sound from one area to another. It is this quality that makes Belka the perfect choice for walls and ceilings in Public spaces, restaurants,cafe's etc, hotel hallways and common walls, children's rooms and medical facilities anywhere you want to stop sound being amplified.
  • How will Belka affect the temperature in my room?
    • Belka acts as an additional level of insulation and aids in providing a thermal barrier to hot or cold walls transmitting the temperature through the wall. It also works to prevent the outside summer heat from entering a room through the walls. As Belka is made from cotton and cellulose fibres it has a natural tendency to absorb moisture such as humidity and condensation, later releasing it to regulate the micro climate inside.
  • Is Belka safe for human contact?
    • Belka has been designed and constructed to meet the growing worldwide movement toward the wider use of building materials made from natural ingredients. Natural ingredients which are both environmentally friendly and safe for human contact.

      Belka does not contain solvents, chemical contaminants or heavy metals or chemicals such as: Cadmium (Cd), Chlorine (Cl), Copper (Cu), Cobalt (Co), Arsenic (As), Zinc (Zn), Mercury (Hg), Lead (Pb) or formaldehyde.
      All plant fibres used in Belka have been tested and are safe for human contact.
  • Does Belka have any light reflection benefits?
    • When a light wave makes contact with a smooth surface it bounces directly back at the source. But when a light wave makes contact with a textured surface such as Belka, the reflected beam is broken up into many light waves which are diffused in many directions.

      In a room, diffused light beams result in a softer, more natural lighting. Offering reduced light intensity, with the added appeal of reducing or eliminating shadows, enhancing décor or aesthetic appeal and offering a feeling of tranquillity which promotes relaxation.