Vega Paint Application

SUITABILITY. 

Paint for interior use on walls and ceilings. Suitable for application on absorbent surfaces like plaster, stone, concrete, wallpaper, drywalls, fibrous plaster boards and non-glossy conventional paints.

Unsuitable surfaces include old glue-bound distemper coatings, lime coatings, oil paint coatings, plastic coatings, metal, surfaces with residues of glue and all even, nonabsorbent surfaces as well as 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.

PROPERTIES.

  • Powder to be mixed with water
  • Easy to use
  • Nearly odorless
  • Highly breathable
  • Excellent coverage
  • Natural bright white through fine Italian marble flour, without titanium dioxide
  • Resistant to wiping and can be painted over several times
  • Free of preservatives

NOTE.

Room temperature during application must be at least 47° F.

TOOLS.

Quality paint rollers, brushes, and airless spray guns.

YIELD.

One gallon yields approx. 250 sq. ft. Accurate consumption values to be determined on site.

PREP.

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

  • Remove old glue-bound distemper coatings and other chalking or non-coat-able coatings.
  • Remove loose old coatings. Thoroughly wash off glue residues.
  • Brush dusting surfaces thoroughly.
  • Remove accumulations of binder and sintered skin from plaster surfaces.
  • Remove residues of molding oil on concrete surfaces.
  • Remove loose parts of rabbets and brickwork and repair with similar material.
  • Striking-through substances on the surface must be blocked.

Painting over old conventional latex paints:
The old coating must be solid, matte and slightly absorbent. Dirty emulsion paint coatings must be cleaned before applying the paint. In this case, the suitability of the paint should be ensured by making trial coatings on site.

PRIMING.

Untreated, absorbent surfaces (all plasters, drywalls, fibrous plaster boards) must first be primed with Vega Primer.

PIGMENT.

Vega Paint can be used pure for a natural white or tinted with all Unearthed pigments (max. 10% pigment, by weight-up to 335 g. per 3.35 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. 

WATER.

Add 1/2 gallon (2 quarts) of water to the entire package. Dilute with up to 1 additional pint of water if necessary. 

Very absorbent surfaces and high ambient temperatures during application might require a higher dilution than denoted here.

MIXING.

If using pigment, start with premixed pigment in the bucket. 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. Wipe edges of the bucket clean, and cover product for 20-30 minutes. After expanding time, stir again thoroughly.

APPLICATION.

Apply paint thinly and evenly. Applying the paint too thickly can lead to damages in the coating. The paint is slightly transparent during application, the full covering power is reached after drying. Stir again thoroughly after longer breaks. Use mixed paint within 24 hours.

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 will not be discernible from wall to wall.

DRYING TIMES.

Drying times vary with temperature and humidity. Safe to apply second coat after approximately 8 hours. Thoroughly dried after approximately 24 hours at 68° F and 65% relative humidity.

STORAGE

The powder can be kept at least 2 years if stored dry. 

Mixed paint will last 24 hours.

CLEANING OF TOOLS.

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

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.

RENOVATION

Vega Paint can be painted over with more Vega Paint, Clay Paint, or Textured Clay Paint.

REMOVING THE PAINT

Soak Vega Paint with lots of water for several hours and scrape off. Wash off remaining paint with sponge or brush. Mechanical removal might be necessary on surfaces containing lime.

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.

Vegetable casein paints have a slight smell during application that disappears after a few days in a dry environment.

 

Many homes and other buildings built before 1978 have lead-based paint. Lead is toxic and must be carefully 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 paint contains lead before attempting renovations.