rnante Balneo

The Ornante Balneo set is a group of technologically improved products including Balneo adhesive resistant to moisture, Balneo fresco and Balneo final impregnation. A common feature of Ornante Balneo products is resistance to long-lasting high ambient humidity. Ornante Balneo is intended for installation in rooms where walls or ceilings are exposed to continuous moisture. The Ornante Balneo components guarantee waterproofness, durability of assembly and fresco colors in rooms with high humidity.

Ornante Balneo is a great choice for a bathroom, kitchen or home spa. In commercial interiors it will be perfect to decor such rooms as swimming pools, aquaparks, saunas, hotel spa & wellness zones, bathrooms in public places or interior of beauty parlors.

Ornante Balneo is an excellent proposition for restaurants that are decorated on the principle of an open kitchen space. The structure of Ornante Balneo material is resistant to water vapor, thanks to which it permanently adheres to the wall and its colors remain intact.


The Ornante Balneo fresco is a material for decorating walls and ceilings inspired by the technique of mural painting called al fresco, developed most fully in the Renaissance. The technique is based on decorating walls by a painter in the form of paintings created by applying paints on wet plaster. Authentic fresco called buon fresco depended on the artist's whims, demanded incredible skill from him, and its execution consumed a huge amount of time.

Today, hand-painted decorations on the walls, also called polychromes, are rare and, due to the very high costs, are reluctantly chosen. Thanks to Ornante Balneo, connoisseurs of painting, who value unconventionality or enthusiasts of novelty on the interior design market, can enjoy a unique continuation of the Renaissance concepts of walls decorations - fresco by Ornante Balneo, created by hand using contemporary decorative techniques.

The Ornante team has developed a contemporary frescoes production technology, which is protected by a patent application. Ornante is the only producer of Ornante Balneo set, which includes Balneo adhesive, Balneo fresco based on natural plaster and Balneo impregnation.

The Ornante Balneo production os based on the manual formation of plaster texture in order to obtain a supporting layer, the texture which is similar to the texture of the wall - it is grainy, irregular and rough. Then, on a plaster layer prepared in this way, any image is reproduced, eg a favorite painting or inspirational graphic that can be placed in rooms exposed to constant high humidity.

The Ornante Balneo frescoes are flexible, thanks to which they can be rolled up, easily transported and applied to the wall like wallpaper. With Ornante Balneo you can give the interior artistic taste and allow yourself to be under the illusion that the wall was painted by the master according to your order - just like in Renaissance Florence.

product characteristics

Ornante Balneo Product Characteristics

Traditional decorative solutions for kitchen or bathroom walls, such as ceramic tiles, have been replaced by a wide range of other materials available on the market long time ago. Considering individual decoration options, we can use paint, glass, wood and wallpaper, usually vinyl, and thus synthetic substrate. None of these methods will give us the comfort of having walls in the kitchen or bathroom with a motif selected by us, type of plaster texture or refinement and the intensity of colors.

The Ornante Balneo set offers much more than the mass produced waterproof decorative wall materials available on the market (eg. vinyl wallpaper or other types of wall cladding). Its uniqueness is primarily based on the natural appearance of the wall painting and a wide range of variants of customization or ennoblement, manual production process and ecological components. Ornante Balneo fresco has been designed to have high resistance to moisture vapor, which makes it a unique and reliable solution for the wall decoration of rooms exposed to moisture and water.

Individual elements of the Ornante Balneo Set, which integrity is guaranteed by a 10-year warranty, starting with Balneo adhesive, the base material, through the process of creating the image using water-based paints, finishing with impregnation - they make up a product that is safe for the environment, people and animals.

By choosing the Ornante Balneo fresco, you can be sure that it was made without the use of chemicals, and therefore is non-toxic, so it does not affect the health and well-being of people and animals in the rooms where it is installed, does not cause allergic or inflammatory reactions. It also has emission-free feature, which means a weak and neutral odor and vapor-permeability, and thus the properties that allow the free flow of air and water vapor from the wall outside the mural.

The Ornante Balneo's strength is also its structure, which provides an additional layer of insulation on the wall, and thus can be used to mask its unevenness. Ornante Balneo fresco is ideal for uneven surfaces and much more scratch-resistant than traditional wall decoration materials.

balneo components

The Ornante Balneo set as a product, as well as individual its components, constitute a technological secret and are protected by a patent application. Thanks to this, Ornante's products are unique and not available in any other place. Ornante is the only European producer of contemporary frescoes for interior decoration, façades and rooms with high humidity. You can be sure that you will receive an original and top quality product by ordering the Ornante fresco.

The Ornante Balneo set consists of installation materials and a flexible Balneo fresco. High resistance to moisture and water effects is guaranteed by the use of technologically advanced Ornante Balneo adhesive and the Ornante Balneo impregnation top.

The base of Ornante Balneo fresco is a flexible layer on which holds the natural plaster formed with artistic techniques. Optionally, depending on the choice of the final effect, an intermediate varnish can be applied. Subsequent to the previously prepared plaster texture, any image can be reproduced using ecological water-based paints.

The intensity of the colors remains the choice. As standard, the fresco has colors which imitate classical wall paintings, and therefore delicate, not very intense, slightly faded. The choice of the VIVID option makes the colors of the fresco more decisive and more saturated.

After the application of water-based paints, the refinement of the product in the form of the final varnish is optionally available. The final production stage is impregnation and giving the material a protective layer that makes it durable and protects the graphic motif against minor damage or loss of color. The degree of gloss of the protective layer can also be chosen according to the availability, e.g. matte or glossy finish. 

Ornante Balneo Assembly Materials

Ornante Balneo Components

frescoes and wall murals aesthetic comparison

The Ornante Balneo Fresco:

  • hand-made, guarantees uniqueness
  • creates an impression of a wall painting
  • made from ecological components
  • unlimited variety of plaster textures prepared by hand
  • upgrade option with an intermediate varnish (gold, silver, pearl, copper)
  • color upgrade possibility (vivid variant - intense colors, antique variant - the effect of natural aging)
  • finishing option with final varnish (matte, gloss)
  • frescoe is protected by an impregnant that penetrates the plaster layer, it guarantees high quality and exceptional durability for many years


  • mass and repeatable production
  • creates an impression of unnatural graphics
  • produced from non-ecological or toxic materials
  • texture patterns limited to mass produced and widely available
  • does not offer custom hand-made plaster texures and upgrade options
  • covered with protective laminates that give an impression of artificiality
  • unsuitable to install on buildings facades

installation suggestion

Ornante Balneo Installation Suggestion

The surface of Ornante Balneo fresco is waterproof. Ornante Balneo can be used without restrictions both on walls and ceilings in rooms exposed to long-lasting effects of moisture, eg showers, bathrooms, spas, saunas, kitchens.

During assembly of the Ornante Balneo fresco, a heavy wallpaper instalation technique is used. The Ornante Balneo glue is applied directly to the wall, and then subsequent fresco blocks arranged. Ornante Balneo, due to its thickness and weight, adheres very well to the wall and does not wrinkle. Ornante Balneo is particularly suitable for uneven and porous surfaces where there is a possibility of cracks and scratches on the wall. Masking properties of Ornante Balneo are particularly appreciated by customers when installed on a difficult surfaces.

The installation of the Ornante Balneo fresco starts with the previously prepared substrate. The mounting surface can be any type of mineral plaster, concrete, g-k boards, as well as wooden substrates. In the case of assembly of the fresco on the already papered surface, it is necessary to remove the old cladding before placing the Ornante Balneo mural. The perfect foundation for the Ornante Balneo fresco are substrates covered with emulsion paints, which only require cleaning from dirt and degreasing. Most substrates in the final phase of preparation for bonding should be primed with a diluted wallpaper glue or a primer.

The installation of Ornante Balneo fresco should take place in a closed room at a temperature of +10°C to + 20°C. The temperature of the environment and the wall affects the soaking of the fresco blocks with glue and the speed of its drying on the wall. Before mounting, all fresco rollers should be laid in a given room to check their quality and shade.

The matching of the neighboring fresco blocks is done using the overlap technique with a double cut. By making the correct wavy cut at the same time of the two neighboring bouquets we get a perfect match of the blocks and thanks to the wavy shape it is difficult to capture the cut by the human eye.

The final step of the Ornante Balneo fresco installation is the application of Ornante Balneo impregnation on a glued fresco. Impregnation of the fresco is aimed at increasing the plaster's durability against moisture and sealing gaps in places where fresco panels are connected.

Ornante guarantees the waterproofing of Ornante Balneo using Balneo assembly materials following the installation instructions.

frescoes and wall murals technical comparison

Fresk Ornante Atrium:

  • produced by hand and in ecological way what guarantees uniqueness
  • on natural structural plaster, environmentally friendly, with a weak neutral odor
  • covered with ecological, odorless water paint
  • impregnated with natural varnish
  • sound attenuation
  • improves the thermal insulation of the wall
  • perfectly covers unevenness and cavities in the wall

Wall mural:

  • produced massively and industrially
  • on a synthetic, non-organic material with a chemical structure, e.g. photographic print paper, self-adhesive foil, vinyl or latex base
  • printed with chemical solvent inks
  • secured with a liquid laminate or foil
  • produced as a result of a mechanical, repetitive production process