Clay Paint + Textured Clay Paint Application

APPLICATION

To be used for interior application on solid plasters, and on drywalls, fibrous plasterboards, plastic-free wallpaper, and concrete. 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. Suitable to only a limited extent on old conventional latex paints after trial coat with positive result (see “Tips”). 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.


PROPERTIES

  • 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 

SUITABLE TOOLS

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

SURFACE PREPARATION

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.
  • Remove any fungus. 

MIXING THE PAINT

Stir the 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. After an expanding time of approx. 30 minutes, stir again thoroughly. Do not use Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint with different batch numbers on single walls. Mix different batch numbers before application. 

AMOUNT OF WATER

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

DILUTION

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

PRIMING

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.

USAGE

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.

Paint Brush:
Apply evenly and crossways with a facade brush.

Paint Roller:
Apply generously and evenly crossways, then immediately roll into one direction without applying more paint.

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.

MIXING COLORS

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), use colored Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint as sold.

To achieve hue B (medium), use three 1/10th gallon bag color Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint per gallon bag of Natural White Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint.

To achieve hue C (subtle), use one bag 1/10th gallon color Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint per gallon bag of Natural White Clay Paint/Textured Clay Paint.

If you're adding in pigments click here for approximate proportions


YIELD

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.

DRYING TIMES

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.

STORAGE

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

DISPOSAL OF UNUSED PAINT

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.

CLEANING OF TOOLS

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

HAZARD CLASSIFICATION

Not applicable, non-hazardous product.

SAFETY ADVICE/NOTES

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 www.epa.gov/lead if you suspect your old paint contains lead before attempting renovations.