Frequently Asked Questions
What is Belka made from?
Belka is made from premium environment friendly ingredients such as Cotton (Cellulose fibers) mineral flakes and natural decorative additives. Belka contains any heavy metals, chemical contaminants or solvents.
Do I need to prepare my surface before applying Belka?
Belka does not require any special surface preparation before applying. It can be applied directly on brickwork, 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 directly 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 0.5 mm to 2mm.This can be achieved by allocating approximately 300 grams of dry Belka Powder per square meter of your surface.
How long does it take to dry?
Belka will take 12 to 48 hours to dry depending on ventilation, temperature and humidity.
How many colors are available in Belka catalogue?
Belka is available in over 60 colors in smooth, textured and decorative finishes. Can’t see the color 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 vapors 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 rigors of daily wear and tear Belka is highly impact and stain resistant and is suitable for surfaces in high use areas. It is highly stable product made from premium ingredients so it will not discolor or retain odors. So if necessary Belka can be easily cleaned with carpet shampoo and a damp cloth without any concerns to the finish at all.
Is Belka fire resistant?
Belka has been tested for fire resistance and flammability 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. This makes Belka an ideal coating choice as a ‘fire resistant” wall and ceiling coating.
Does Belka attract or absorb dust?
Nano processing during Belka product production create 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. This ability makes Belka the perfect choice for walls and ceilings in sound recording studios, sport clubs and indoor recreational facilities, children’s rooms and medical places.
How will Belka affect the temperature in my room?
Due to Nano and porous structure of Belka, it acts as an additional level of insulation and provides you with a way to control the movement of air into and out of the room. When Belka is applied to a surface in the correct thickness it will provide a thermal barrier that will completely seal any gaps and crevices and protect against draughts which account for up to 25 percent of heat loss from a room in winter, It also works to prevent the summer heat from the outside entering a room through its walls. Because Belka is made of cotton and cellulose fibers that have a natural tendency to absorb moisture it also helps to eliminate moisture problems such as condensation.
What about Belka environment friendly?
Belka has been designed and constructed to support the demand for the worldwide demand towards the wider use of building materials that are based on more natural ingredients that are both environmentally friendly as well as compatible with. Belka does not contain solvents, chemical contaminants or heavy metals or chemicals such as: Cadmium (Cd), Copper(Cu), Cobalt(Co), Arsenic (As), Zinc (Zn), Mercury (Hg), Lead (Pb) or formaldehyde, Toluene, Benzene or etc….
Does Belka have any light reflection benefits?
When a light wave makes contact with a smooth surface it is bounced directly back at the source But when a light wave makes contact with a rough or textured surface like Belka the reflected beam is scatter up in all directions. In a room, the diffused light beams result in softer more natural lighting, reduced light intensity, the reduction or elimination of shadows, enhancement of the rooms décor or aesthetic appeal and a feeling of tranquility that invites relaxation.