It is toned by using a dry mineral based pigment. Colour pallet of more than 100 colours!
• only dry cleaning!
• does not contain harmful substances;
• does not cause allergies;
• tools are washed just with water ;
• permeable to water vapour;
• not flammable
DECORATIVE CLAY PLASTER is applied twice as a final wall finish directly on the following surfaces:
● classic clay plaster
● gypsum plaster
● lime plaster
● cement plaster
● plasterboard (seams and fastening screws must be filled)
● gypsum fibre
● cement, sawdust and other building boards intended for plastering or glazing
● previously coated, painted and roughed up surfaces
● stoves, fireplaces plastered with classic Mr. Clay plaster
25 KG. /16 m2/ ~2 mm./ matte white
It is a mixture of white clay, marble and technological additives diluted with water.
Components making the mixture are not considered as hazardous.
MIXING AND USE
Pour 8.5-9 l of water into a 35 l bucket, pour the whole container of mineral based pigment with colour of your choice (if needed to tone the mixture), stir well with electric mixer and gradually pour the whole package of white decorative clay plaster. Leave the mixture to swell for at least 1 h, and stir one again before plastering works.
It is recommended to apply the product in two thin layers of 1 mm.
Apply by using stainless steel trowels with a handle, work from top to bottom.
Keep the prepared mixture tightly closed. It is recommended to use the mixture within 1-2 weeks.
Decorative clay plaster can be used to decorate interior walls, allowing you to create a natural and cosy décor as a modern interior suitable for a range of spaces. Plastering is a manageable task and doesn’t need to be done by professionals – even someone doing it for the first time can achieve great results.
Decorative clay plaster is plastered twice on various surfaces, such as various plasters, gypsum boards and other boards or even old surfaces, including firmly adhering paint, wallpaper or even ceramic tiles. The total thickness of the plaster is 2 mm. For information on how to properly prepare any surface, look on our website www.clay.lt
Decorative clay plaster is white, so if you want to work with coloured plaster, add a container of mineral pigment of the selected colour during mixing. The mineral pigment colour palette features more than 100 different shades, so everyone will find the right colour for their project.
Take special care when mixing the pigment into the plaster, as this will determine the quality of plastering. Add 8.5 L of water to a container of at least 35 L, then add the entire pigment if you are plastering with a colour. Next, mix well using an electric mixer. After further stirring, slowly pour in the entire package of the decorative clay plaster, mix well and cover the container to allow the mixture to swell for between 1 to 12 hours. The mixture may look pretty liquid, but it will thicken later. Before plastering, re-mix the clay plaster again.
Do not be concerned by the colour of the wet mixture – as it dries, it will become much brighter, and once it has fully dried, it will be exactly the colour you have chosen.
While the decorative clay plaster is swelling, you can use adhesive protective tapes to protect the adjacent walls, ceilings, floors, electrical switches and other parts of the wall. This adhesive protective tape can also help to form a beautiful inner corner, although you must note that when gluing the protective tape on the adjacent wall, you cannot glue it directly into the corner – it is necessary to leave a gap of 2 mm between the tape and the inner corner, so the clay plaster does not crumble when you peel off the tape after plastering the wall.
If plastic, aluminium or other finishing corners and half-corners are used at the outer corners of the walls, they must be primed twice with an adhesion-promoting primer with quartz sand filler before plastering, to ensure that the clay plaster adheres properly.
The clay plaster mixture can be spread with typical coating tools, but a stainless steel trowel with a handle on the top should be used to form a solid pattern. The trowel should be flexible and not too hard. The edges and corners must be rounded to prevent leaving cuts on the wall. Quality metal will ensure that the tool does not leave black marks on the wall. You will also need a smaller spatula to take the mixture out of the bucket and apply it to the corners.
For right-handers, we recommend that you start plastering from the left corner. If it is an inner corner, thinly apply clay plaster to the corner with a smaller spatula before using the trowel with a handle to plaster on the top.
You should plaster with medium-length movements, placing the trowel on an area not yet plastered or at the nearest corner. Gradually increase the plastered area by continuing the plastering along the edge line, and this way, you will prevent any edges from drying out. Note that the trowel is placed on a place that has not yet been plastered and removed in an already plastered area, which we will not touch with the tool anymore. It is best to plaster in an uneven semicircle - never work in squares or even stripes. We also recommend applying the edges as irregularly and thinly as possible, so that later, even after a little drying, they combine more nicely with the freshly applied mixture.
Once you start a wall, it must be plastered immediately, otherwise you will see a joining line if you stop in the middle of the wall and want to finish plastering the next day. If you think that it will be difficult for one person to finish a large wall, we recommend working in pairs: one person applies and distributes the clay plaster on the wall, and the other one unifies the pattern. This will make the work faster and easier, and the result will be much better.
When plastering, clean the trowel regularly so that the clay plaster does not dry out and the hardened mixture does not interfere with the quality of your work.
As you plaster, one edge of the trowel should be slightly raised, and the plastering itself takes place by lightly pressing the tool to the wall. Do not touch the entire plane of the trowel to the wall as it will stick and you will find it difficult to distribute the mixture nicely and thinly. And if you hold it too upright, the trowel will cut the wall and the mixture will be too thin.
We do not recommend making any repairs on already plastered areas unless that area has been plastered recently and is within a square meter of an unplastered area. When repairing the wall, do not leave any marks of the trowel; remove them evenly with the same short plastering movements as you approach an area that has not yet been plastered.
We recommend not finishing the outer corners during plastering, as this will be time-consuming. Also, once the mixture starts to dry, it may stick to the tool, damaging the wall or changing the surface texture through frequent contact with the tool. It is best to cut the excess mixture at the corners with the edge of a spatula and rub with a dedicated abrasive paper sponge.
Once the clay plaster has dried, peel off the protective tapes from the adjacent wall and reapply again, leaving a gap of about 2 mm, only this time on a wall already plastered with decorative clay plaster.
When you take the tape off, you will already see that a nice and smooth corner has formed.
When the first layer is completely dry, after about 12-24 hours, you can plaster a second layer of decorative clay plaster using the same techniques as in the first layer.
Before starting work on the second layer, be sure to stir the mixture again. If necessary, you can add an additional 200 ml of water for the second layer, to make the mixture easier to apply.
After the clay plaster has dried, the wall should be strong. If you feel some loose marble particles when touching it, we recommend gently wiping the wall with a dry cloth. In the future, only wipe with a dry cloth if the surface becomes dirty.
The wall finishing with clay plaster is free of toxic substances and completely vapour permeable, which ensures a healthy microclimate in the premises and for your well-being.