Clay Paint

Natural white clay provides an exquisite finish using earth and mineral pigments that are blended to create a robust palette that is odorless, non-toxic and 100% VOC-free. A wide spectrum of extraordinary hues can be achieved by mixing the 12 available clay colors or by tinting the white Clay Paint with Unearthed pigments. Clay Paint colors are premixed with pigments and can be used pure for rich, deep colors or mixed in Natural White Clay Paint for subtler, lighter shades. Individual Clay Paint colors can also be mixed together to create shades that are exclusively yours.

Clay Paint contains vegetable casein (vegetable protein) and white clay as binding agents. The combination of these binding agents combines high durability of the coating with a velvet matte surface. Primarily developed for indoor applications, the Clay Paint matte finish is suitable for use on absorbent surfaces such as plaster, stone, concrete, wallpaper, drywall, and fibrous plaster boards. Clay Paint is not recommended for certain permanently humid surfaces, including kitchens and bathrooms.  Use Unearthed Lime Paint for these applications.  Clay Paint can be applied with rollers, brushes, and airless sprayers.

All Unearthed natural paints, including clay paint, are: 

        100% zero-VOC

         Made with minimally processed, natural ingredients

         Vegan- contain no animal products are never tested on animals 

         Shipped via carbon-offset transport 

         Manufactured in a carbon-neutral facility

         Accompanied by our Rainforest Pledge


         Accompanied by a full ingredient disclosure


Click here for a pdf of our Clay Paint colors.  Our clay colors are made by blending earth and mineral pigments (which are sold pure in all of our other paint lines) to create a range of harmonious designer colors.  You can also blend different Clay Paint colors together to make your own unique colors.  (Please note that the color Red cannot be mixed with any other color or white.)

*Please note that there may be some color inaccuracies due to variations in computer screens.  The best way to get an accurate color representation is to buy a sample size of the actual paint color you are considering.  You can also contact us for free printed color palettes and hand-painted swatches.


Typical coverage of one gallon is 216 square feet, per coat.  (Coverage will vary depending on surface.)  Best results are generally achieved with two coats, although it is possible to get good results with only one coat, depending on the colors of the paints you are applying and painting over.

How to Use:

Ships as a dry powder - just add water to make 1 gallon or 1/10th gallon, depending on your package size.  Add water and mix with a paint stirrer attachment for an electric drill or a hand held kitchen mixer.  Allow the liquid paint to rest for 30 minutes.  After resting, stir thoroughly once more and apply.  Clay Paint can be applied with a roller, brush, or airless spray gun. Once mixed, Clay Paint should be used the same day as it contains no chemical preservatives and will spoil if not applied.  

Wet Clay Paint is several shades darker than the finished dry paint.  Clay paint will appear blotchy and somewhat transparent as it dries, but will create an opaque and uniform finish when dry.  

Clay Paint powder comes in white (no pigments) and dark colors (pigments blended in to create vibrant shades).  You can use white powder and dark color powders alone or combine them for a wide range of shades. 

Our Clay Paint color palette comes in vibrant (A), medium (B), and subtle (C) shades.  Here's what you need to make these shades:

  • For Vibrant (A) Shades, use: 1 gallon of tinted Clay Paint.  
  • For Medium (B) Shades, use: 1 gallon of Porcelain Clay White and 3 1/10th gallon packages of tinted Clay Paint. (Makes 1.3 gallon.)
  • For Subtle (C) Shades, use: 1 gallon of Porcelain Clay White and 1/10 gallon of tinted Clay Paint. (Makes 1.1 gallon.) 

Please click here to download the detailed product description and application guide. This product guide is also located inside all Clay Paint packages.

We recommend priming highly absorbent surfaces (such as new drywall) and surfaces with varying levels of absorbency with Vega Primer


White clay, marble flour, cellulose fibers, vegetable casein, diatomaceous earth, soda, methyl cellulose, earth and mineral pigments - and that’s it! 






Clay Paint
Clay Paint
Clay Paint