Clay Paint + Textured Clay Paint Application


To be used for interior application on solid plasters, drywalls, fibrous plasterboards, plastic-free wallpaper, concrete, and old conventional paint.

Unsuitable surfaces include old glue-bound distemper coatings, lime coatings, oil paint coatings, plastic coatings, metal, surfaces with residues of glue, all nonabsorbent surfaces, and permanently humid surfaces. We recommend Unearthed Smooth Lime Plaster for humid rooms.

Prior to application on your surface, the suitability of this product should be tested on a small, inconspicuous area.


  • Powder to be mixed with water 
  • Velvet matte appearance (for clay paint)
  • Rich,textured surface (for textured clay paint)
  • Nearly odorless
  • Antistatic 
  • Highly breathable
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent coverage
  • Can be painted over several times 
  • Free of preservatives 


Room temperature during application must be at least 47°F. Stir again from time to time during application. Use up mixed Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint the same day. Paint is slightly transparent during application, the full covering power is reached after drying.


Quality paint rollers (medium tuft, polyamide) and brushes. Airless spray guns (at least 200 bar pressure at the nozzle).


One 2.3kg bag makes one gallon- covers about 216 square feet per coat.

The darker colors of Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint often adequately cover in one coat. Depending on texture, color and contrasts of the subsurface the lighter colors might need 2 coats for full coverage.

Accurate consumption values to be determined on site.


The surface must be solid and clean, absorbent, free of dust, grease and striking-through or coloring substances.

  • Remove old glue-bound distemper coatings (including Unearthed Plant Glue Paint) and other chalking or non-coat-able coatings. Thoroughly wash off glue residues.
  • Brush dusting surfaces thoroughly.
  • Remove accumulations of binder and sintered skin from plaster surfaces. Remove residues of moulding oil on concrete surfaces.
  • Remove loose parts of rabbet joints and brickwork and repair with similar material.
  • Striking-through stains on the surface must be removed or blocked. 


All untreated, absorbent surfaces must be primed with Vega Primer first. Prime composite subsurfaces and very absorbent rabbet joints on drywalls separately one time. Prime the whole subsurface again after drying.


Using Premixed Tinted Clay Paints

All Clay Paint colors can be mixed with each other in any ratio. They can be lightened with Natural White Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint. Thus a wide spectrum of harmonic hues can be achieved. Exception: Red Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint must not be mixed with any other Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint, including white.

To achieve hue A (vibrant), you do not have to mix anything in. Just purchase the desired color in the 2.3 kg. size bag of Clay/Textured Clay Paint and apply.

To achieve hue B (medium), use one 2.3 kg. bag of Clay/Textured Clay Paint - White and three 230 g. bags of tinted Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint in desired color.

To achieve hue C (subtle), use one 2.3 kg. bag of Clay/Textured Clay Paint - White and one 230 g. bags of tinted Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint in desired color.


Clay/Textured Clay Paint can be used pure for a natural white or tinted with all Unearthed pigments (max. 10% pigment, by weight-up to 230 g. per 2.3 kg. bag). If using pigments from other suppliers, please ensure that they are alkali resistant.

If tinting, stir pigments with some water before mixing in with the paint, and ensure that all clots are stirred out properly. 

Because of the natural, slight variations in color that may occur with mineral and earth pigments, you should always mix enough paint to cover an entire wall. These minor variations, however, will not be discernible from wall to wall.


10 cups of water with a 2.3kg / makes 1 gallon powder package. 1 cup of water on a 1/10th gallon package.

Adjust paint/water mixture to suit the surface; i.e. more water may be required for a regular application. 


If using pigment, start with premixed pigment in your bucket. Stir the paint powder into the correct amount of clean, cold water using a powerful electric drill with a paint stirrer. Ensure that all clots are stirred out properly. Cover, and let sit for 20-30 minutes.  After expanding time, stir again thoroughly. Do not use Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint with different batch numbers on single walls. Mix different batch numbers before application. 


Clean tools immediately after use with water or with slightly soapy water.


Drying time varies with temperature and humidity. If required, it is safe to apply a second coat after approximately 8 hours. Paint becomes thoroughly dry after approximately 24 hours at 68° F and 65% relative humidity.


The powder can be kept at least 1 year if stored in a dry place.

Mixed paint must be used within 24 hours.


Do not dispose of unused paint in the sewage system. Unused paint can be disposed of with normal household litter when dried, in accordance with all laws and regulations. Please recycle empty containers.


Not applicable, non-hazardous product.


Keep out of reach of children.
Consider possible allergies to natural substances and read ingredient list to ensure that you are not allergic to any ingredients.
Many homes and other buildings built before 1978 have lead-based paint. Lead is toxic and should only b removed by someone who is knowledgeable about correct removal techniques. Removing old lead paint may release toxic lead dust that can cause serious illness. Please consult the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-880-424-LEAD or visit the EPA’s website at if you suspect your old paint contains lead before attempting renovations.