Satori - Elements - SAO

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Satori Elements SAO series is available in 32 colors and can be customized with additives to create unique and personalized wall coatings for both residential and commercial spaces. Each color is sold as a kit containing 5 bags of dry SAO mix and 5 bags of bonding emulsion. Average coverage per kit is 150 square feet. 


Optional: Purchase Satori Additives

Color Price Quantity
Satori - Elements - SAO SAO 1 $270.00 + -
Satori - Elements - SAO SAO 13 $270.00 + -
Satori - Elements - SAO SAO 31 $270.00 + -
Satori - Elements - SAO SAO 41 $270.00 + -
Satori - Elements - SAO SAO 42 $270.00 + -
Satori - Elements - SAO SAO 43 $270.00 + -
Satori - Elements - SAO SAO 44 $270.00 + -
Satori - Elements - SAO SAO 45 $270.00 + -
Satori - Elements - SAO SAO 61 $270.00 + -
Satori - Elements - SAO SAO 64 $270.00 + -
Satori - Elements - SAO SAO 66 $270.00 + -
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This product ships factory direct from California. Shipping charges must be calculated after ordering, we will call you to complete the shipping payment over the phone. Please allow 5-7 business days for the order to process before shipping. 

The meaning of Satori is individual enlightenment, and it is a complex process for anyone. Enlightenment can simply mean being true to one’s aspirations and feelings. Satori Elements gives you a way to express yourself in your surroundings with a natural earth particles based wall coating. All Satori wall coatings are Certified SCS Indoor Advantage Gold for low VOC. Satori Elements series focuses on balance in nature and one’s life. Each of our additives have been carefully selected and are imported from Japan. They can be added to any of the Elements finishes to customize walls for the most discerning individualist.

Elements

CREATING WALLS NATURALLY SUITED TO THE INDIVIDUALIST

Satori Elements series shown above with imported Japanese rice straw additives, creates an inviting and “enlightening” living space. Wall coatings can be applied Japanese traditional style or with the “Satori Lifestyle Finish” which combines the natural beauty of the Elements line with stain and water resistance.

SAO 61 with Straw   SAO 42 with Straw
SAO 61 with Straw   SAO 42 with Straw


Satori Elements SAO series is available in many colors and can be customized with additives to create the unique and personalized wall coatings Interior Designers crave for both residential and commercial spaces. Perfect for Contemporary, Urban, Zen or Japanese interior and architectural design.

Satori SAO is suitable for use (with proper preparation) on the following substrates: 

  • Gypsum Board, Sheetrock, Drywall, Mortar Board, Cement Board 
  • Brick or Cement Block Wall 
  • Painted Walls 
  • Plaster (other than stucco)

Satori SAO is for interior use only. Do not apply on any exterior surfaces.

JOB CONDITIONS 

Environmental Requirements: 

  • Maintain room temperatures at not less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Provide ventilation in enclosed areas where coating is being prepared and applied to allow materials to properly cure. 
  • Take precautionary measures necessary to ensure that excessive temperature changes do not occur during application and curing. 
  • Cold Weather Requirements: Do not apply sand coating unless a minimum room temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit has been and continues to be maintained for a minimum of 48 hours prior to application and until the coating is cured. 
  • Maintain humidity levels below 50% to facilitate normal drying conditions. Do not use mechanical fans to expedite drying, doing so may cause cracks to develop. 

Protection: 

  • Cover building openings in areas adjacent to coating work with plastic film. 
  • Protect finished surfaces installed prior to coating application by covering surfaces with a suitable non-staining material. Cover metal frames with plastic film. 
  • Maintain protection in place until completion of coating work.

NEW CONSTRUCTION 

Gypsum Board, Sheetrock, Drywall, Mortar Board & Cement board 

We recommend a Level 4 wall surface be achieved prior to applying the finish 

  • Scrape off loose materials and flaking materials that would impair coating bonding. 
  • Clean and dry surface. 
  • Provide protection over adjacent surfaces. 
  • Tape all joints with the appropriate tape and method for the primer selected.
  • After the selected primer has dried and prior to applying finish, remove any dust or debris. 

Note: Consider the recommended thickness for each of the following primers and be sure to prepare and sand the substrate after taping joints accordingly. Wipe clean any dust or debris which may impair the bonding of primers and cause delamination. Make sure the primer chosen will sufficiently cover the entire prepared board and create a smooth uniform level 4 surface. 

Apply one of the following primers approved by Shikoku International Corporation: 

  • SKPT according to instructions supplied by Shikoku International Corp. SKPT contains a sealer.
  • Water based acrylic primer/sealer such as Zinsser 1-2-3 primer/sealer, mixed with commercial grade 30 mesh sand using a 5 to 1 ratio of primer/sealer to sand.
  • Veneer Basecoat – if using veneer basecoat it is recommended that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use veneer plaster boards, typically referred to in the industry as “blue board”, made with specially coated paper backing formulated to bond with veneer basecoat. However, if you are using regular sheetrock, gypsum, drywall, mortar boards or cement boards, use a plaster bonding agent, available at home improvement stores. Failure to use a plaster bonding agent may result in delamination. Make sure the bonding agent is compatible with your particular substrate. You should follow the instructions provided by each of the product’s manufacturers.

    Note: Ideally, Satori plaster finish should be applied 24 hours after veneer basecoat is applied. If applying after 36 hours or if the veneer basecoat becomes very dry, the resulting suction will make it more difficult to apply the finish and will also use more product, decreasing square footage. Applying an approved acrylic sealer over the basecoat will decrease suction and improve application. 

BRICK OR CEMENT BLOCK WALL 

We recommend a Level 4 wall surface be achieved prior to applying the finish 

Verify surface is free of defective conditions such as cracks, laitance, efflorescence, and other conditions which may affect coating bonding. 

Remove such defective conditions as follows. 

  1. Cracks 
    1. Cut V-groove over cracks larger than hair cracks. 
    2. Remove dust, debris, paints, and loose objects with wire brush or sander. 
    3. Use a plaster bonding agent, available at home improvement stores. Make sure the bonding agent is compatible with your particular substrate. You should follow the instructions provided by each of the product’s manufacturers. Failure to use a plaster bonding agent may result in delamination. 
    4. Apply veneer basecoat over entire designated area to create a smooth uniform surface. 
    5. Remove any dust or debris from veneer basecoat after it has dried. 
    6. Cure veneer basecoat for 24 hours and ideally apply finish coating within 24-36 hours of veneer basecoat application. 
  2. Efflorescence & Laitance 
    1. Remove efflorescence with tools such as wire brush and sander. 
    2. Remove dust, debris, paints, and loose objects with wire brush or sander. 
    3. Use a plaster bonding agent, available at home improvement stores. Make sure the bonding agent is compatible with your particular substrate. You should follow the instructions provided by each of the product’s manufacturers. Failure to use a plaster bonding agent may result in delamination. 
    4. Apply veneer basecoat over entire designated area to create a smooth uniform surface. 
    5. Remove any dust or debris from veneer basecoat after it has dried. 
    6. Cure veneer basecoat for 24 hours and ideally apply finish coating within 24-36 hours of veneer basecoat application. 

Note: Ideally, the Satori plaster finish should be applied 24 hours after veneer basecoat is applied. If applying after 36 hours or if the veneer basecoat becomes very dry, the resulting suction will make it more difficult to apply the finish and will also use more product, decreasing square footage. Applying an approved acrylic sealer over the basecoat will decrease suction and improve application.

REMODELING 

Impermeable surfaces such as marble, plastic, steel and wood surfaces are not appropriate for plaster finish application and should be completely removed and a new substrate prepared prior to beginning application.

Wallpaper 

  • We recommend a Level 4 wall surface be achieved prior to applying the finish 
  • Remove old Wallpaper 
  • Scrape off loose materials and flaking materials that would impair coating bonding. 
  • Clean and dry surface 
  • Provide protection over adjacent surfaces. 

Apply one of the following primers approved by Shikoku International Corporation: 

  • SKPT according to instructions supplied by Shikoku International Corp. SKPT contains a sealer.
  • Water based acrylic primer/sealer such as Zinsser 1-2-3 primer/sealer, mixed with commercial grade 30 mesh sand using a 5 to 1 ratio of primer/sealer to sand.
  • Veneer Basecoat – 
    • Remove efflorescence with tools such as wire brush and sander. 
    • Remove dust, debris, paints, and loose objects with wire brush or sander. 
    • Use a plaster bonding agent, available at home improvement stores. Make sure the bonding agent is compatible with your particular substrate. You should follow the instructions provided by each of the product’s manufacturers. Failure to use a plaster bonding agent may result in delamination. 
    • Apply veneer basecoat over entire designated area to create a smooth uniform surface. 
    • Cure veneer basecoat for 24 hours and ideally apply finish coating within 24-36 hours of veneer basecoat application. 
    • Remove any dust or debris over basecoat with wire brush. 
    • Note: Ideally, the Satori plaster finish should be applied 24 hours after veneer basecoat is applied. If applying after 36 hours or if the veneer basecoat becomes very dry, the resulting suction will make it more difficult to apply the finish and will also use more product, decreasing square footage. Applying an approved acrylic sealer over the basecoat will decrease suction and improve application. 

Painted Walls 

We recommend a Level 4 wall surface be achieved prior to applying the finish 

Note: Consider the recommended thickness for each of the following primers before making your selection. You want to make sure the primer chosen will sufficiently cover the entire wall and create a smooth uniform level 4 surface. A good rule of thumb is that if the wall is very smooth with little to no imperfections, an approved roll on acrylic primer sealer mixed with sand is probably sufficient. If the wall is lightly textured, such as in a knock down type paint texture, SKPT is probably sufficient. If the wall is more heavily textured, veneer basecoat is the best choice. 

  • Scrape off loose materials and flaking materials that would impair coating bonding. 
  • Clean and dry surface 
  • Provide protection over adjacent surfaces. 

Apply one of the following primers approved by Shikoku International Corporation: 

  • SKPT according to instructions supplied by Shikoku International Corp. SKPT contains a sealer.
  • Water based acrylic primer/sealer such as Zinsser 1-2-3 primer/sealer, mixed with commercial grade 30 mesh sand using a 5 to 1 ratio of primer/sealer to sand.
  • Veneer Basecoat
    • Remove efflorescence with tools such as wire brush and sander. 
    • Remove dust, debris, paints, and loose objects with wire brush or sander. 
    • Use a plaster bonding agent, available at home improvement stores. Make sure the bonding agent is compatible with your particular substrate. You should follow the instructions provided by each of the product’s manufacturers. Failure to use a plaster bonding agent may result in delamination. 
    • Apply veneer basecoat over entire designated area to create a smooth uniform surface. 
    • Cure veneer basecoat for 24 hours and ideally apply finish coating within 24-36 hours of veneer basecoat application. 
    • Remove any dust or debris from veneer basecoat with wire brush. 
    • Note: Ideally, the Satori plaster finish should be applied 24 hours after veneer basecoat is applied. If applying after 36 hours or if the veneer basecoat becomes very dry, the resulting suction will make it more difficult to apply the finish and will also use more product, decreasing square footage. Applying an approved acrylic sealer over the basecoat will decrease suction and improve application. 

Plaster

Shikoku International Corporation does not recommend applying over stucco due to the risk of exfoliation or separation of stucco from the wall substrate. 

Note: Consider the recommended thickness for each of the following primers before making your selection. You want to make sure the primer chosen will sufficiently cover the entire wall and create a smooth uniform level 4 surface. A good rule of thumb is that if the wall is very smooth with little to no imperfections, an approved roll on acrylic primer sealer mixed with sand is probably sufficient. If the wall is lightly textured, such as in a knock down type paint texture, SKPT is probably sufficient. If the wall is more heavily textured, veneer basecoat is the best choice. 

We recommend a Level 4 wall surface be achieved prior to applying the finish 

  • Scrape off loose materials and flaking materials that would impair coating bonding. 
  • Clean and dry surface 
  • Provide protection over adjacent surfaces. 

Apply one of the following primers approved by Shikoku International Corporation: 

  • SKPT according to instructions supplied by Shikoku International Corp. SKPT contains a sealer.
  • Water based acrylic primer/sealer such as Zinsser 1-2-3 primer/sealer, mixed with commercial grade 30 mesh sand using a 5 to 1 ratio of primer/sealer to sand.
  • Veneer Basecoat
    • Remove efflorescence with tools such as wire brush and sander. 
    • Remove dust, debris, paints, and loose objects with wire brush or sander. 
    • Use a plaster bonding agent, available at home improvement stores. Make sure the bonding agent is compatible with your particular substrate. You should follow the instructions provided by each of the product’s manufacturers. Failure to use a plaster bonding agent may result in delamination. 
    • Apply veneer basecoat over entire designated area to create a smooth uniform surface. 
    • Cure veneer basecoat for 24 hours and ideally apply finish coating within 24-36 hours of veneer basecoat application. 
    • Remove any dust or debris from veneer basecoat with wire brush. 
    • Note: Ideally, the Satori plaster finish should be applied 24 hours after veneer basecoat is applied. If applying after 36 hours or if the veneer basecoat becomes very dry, the resulting suction will make it more difficult to apply the finish and will also use more product, decreasing square footage. Applying an approved acrylic sealer over the basecoat will decrease suction and improve application.

NOTE: NIOSH approved dust masks (N95) and chemical resistant gloves required during mixing 

  • Do not use a drum mixer machine. Use electric hand mixer. 
  • Size batch for entire surface area where consistent texture or consistent color is required. 
  • Combine and re-mix multiple batches as necessary. 
  • Apply SAO mix promptly within a maximum of 5 hours after mixing. 
  • Continuously mix while adding any additives, water or materials. 
  • Satori SAO is for trowel application only 


Satori SAO Mixing Instructions and Coverage Rates 

  • Standard quantity of water: 2 and 1/3 quarts (2.2L) per one bag of Satori SAO. 
  • Satori SAO can be applied using a one or two coat method as described below. The two coat method may be easier for those unaccustomed to applying Japanese plaster. The objective is to obtain uniform coverage without any bare spots and to achieve a minimum thickness of 1mm and a maximum thickness of 1.5mm. The two coat method will likely use more material depending on job conditions and the skill of the applicator, however, SAO should not be applied more than 1.5mm total thickness. The following are the expected coverage rates at different thickness levels and you may use the standard credit card thickness of .03 inch as a handy visual aide: 
  • Thickness of 1mm =.039 or 1/25 inch or slightly less than 1.5 credit cards thick, yields a coverage rate of 32-35 square feet per bag of SAO plaster. 
  • Thickness of 1.5mm =.059 or 1/17 inch or approximately 2 credit cards thick, yields a coverage rate of 21-24 square feet per bag of SAO plaster.


PROCEDURE 

  1. Pour 80% of required quantity of water into a plastic container. 
  2. Properly place NIOSH approved (N95) dust mask and chemical resistant gloves over person doing mixing and any other persons in close proximity. 
  3. Add and mix with electric hand mixer, one bag of SAO bonding agent. 
  4. Add one bag of Satori SAO plaster and mix it thoroughly using electric hand mixer. 
  5. If you are using optional decorative additives make sure to consider the amount used to achieve your desired effect. Add to plaster mix using hand mixer until additives are dispersed well and evenly throughout the mix. 
  6. Stop mixing and let the mixture stand for 20 minutes. 
  7. Add up to the remaining 20% of water until mix reaches desired application consistency.

NOTE:

  • A one or two-coat process may be used to achieve the desired total coating thickness. 
  • Satori SAO is suitable for trowel application. Do not use spray machine. 
  • Interrupt application only at junctions of coating planes, at openings, and at edges. 
  • Recommended total coating thickness is 1mm – 1.5mm. 


PROCEDURE 

  1. Use rigid rectangular or pointed (use where rectangular trowel doesn’t fit) stainless steel trowels in the size and shape appropriate for the area of the wall being worked on, i.e. corners and edges may require very small specialty trowels. 
  2. Decide whether you will use a one or two coat method. If using one coat proceed to step 5 after applying product uniformly over all areas covering all bare areas up to the recommended thickness of between 1mm and 1.5mm (see section above about coverage rates). 
  3. Apply first coat. First coat shall be flat to true surface and thinner than the second coat or about the thickness of the aggregate. 
  4. When the first coat surface water begins to withdraw or go matte, apply the second coat uniformly up to the recommended thickness. Do not let the first coat dry before applying the second coat. Apply the second coat quickly after the first coat begins to go matte. 
  5. Japanese Plastic Trowel or Japanese thin stainless steel trowel recommended for final compression of the finish after the final finish begins to go matte or surface water withdraws to create the smoothest Japanese style finish possible without burnishing

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