The three-layer technique is uncomplicated but requires care. The last stage adds a lot of charm to the techniques – rubbing with tung oil, but by no means can be completely oiled with a roller, because the effect will not be what is needed. Read more about the “LINEN” technique below.
The wall “LINEN” is completed according to the colors shown in the photo. To make a wall of other colors, add the items to the basket separately.
Materials and tools required for ~ 15 – 17 sq. m. wall:
- Mr. Clay decorative clay plaster (25 kg) – 1 pc. – EUR 47
- 132_B color – 8 EUR
- Clay paint “Try 400 g.” 3 pcs. 99 B color – 24 EUR
- Clay paint “Try 400 g.” 2 pcs. 116 B color – 12 EUR
- Clay paint “Try 400 g.” 3 pcs. white color – 13.50 EUR
- Tung oil 0.9 L – 14 EUR
- Trowel for plastering and polishing Marmorino tools Stil mirror light 21102 – 37 EUR
- Decorating brush to give the texture of the first layer – 19 EUR
- A prepared sketch board on which you will make your example, test the colors, etc. – 6 EUR
The whole basket of materials for 17 sq. m. wall + TROWEL, the price is only 180.50 EUR
Additionally, you will need these auxiliary tools and instruments
- Measuring cup for holding the mixture here
- protective paint tape buy here
- protective paint film to protect the side walls;
- microfiber cloth for oiling (instead you can put two cotton socks or gloves on the palm of your hand) buy here
- construction paper to protect the floor buy here
- water sprayer, buy here
- paint brush buy here
- adhesion promoter, buy here.
The first layer:
On the primed and dried wall, in a thicker layer of about 3 mm, a gray layer of decorative clay plaster is plastered and sharply carved in the desired directions using a decorating brush. The first layer will not look nice, everything may rumple, fall, crumble when dry, but it is necessary to get the effects in the last layer. When the first coat is completely dry, scrape the wall very lightly with a spatula to make the loose plaster fall off and make the texture smoother. For the first layer of 15 sq. m. wall you will use a little more than 1/2 of the decorative clay plaster for the wall layer.
Follow this link to learn how to prepare the mix correctly and how to plaster the first layer:
The second layer:
About 0.5 L of water can be added to the remaining clay plaster mixture, mixed and, without creating any patterns, THIN plaster the entire wall. Do not be afraid – the texture of your first layer will smooth out, and when the plaster dries, it may even look that it is not left. But it will still show all its beauty in the final stages.
The third layer:
On the dried second layer we continue to work with clay paint. Mix the paint with less water than indicated on the package – pour 400 g of clay paint mixture into 350 g of water to make them thicker. At this stage you will need a painting brush or sponge. With three different clay paint colors, create wall colors the way you want. When the result satisfies you, wait until the wall dries so much that when you touch it with your hand, it will no longer be sticky and greasy, but will still be wet. Carefully start hardening the wall with a clean and dry stainless steel trowel, it is not necessary to harden consistently – if you see that the thicker painted areas are still very soft and sticky, come back to them later. And if there are dry, lightened areas, they need to be re-moistened to regenerate and harden with a trowel when the water absorbs and no longer shines on the wall surface. During hardening, the texture you create will acquire a beautiful and smooth pattern.
The last stage is oiling – It is done after about 24 hours, when the wall is really dry. We apply tung oil on such a wall very carefully, wiping a small area of some fabric, folding the wetter side folded inwards (or rubbing it somewhere so that there is really no excess), and lightly “massage” the wall, starting from the bottom or edges, to feel how things work and how the pattern of the first layer is revealed, you can already press harder later when you understand the process. Oiling will intensify the color and pattern of the wall, resulting in an optical wall depth. Since only the tops of the wall texture are oiled, it may be necessary to repeat the oiling a couple of times, as the effect may disappear after it is absorbed, you can do it after a few hours or again the next day if necessary.
IMPORTANT – oiling is the most common mistake, as soaking the fabric in oil and placing it on the wall usually results in a very bright spot, so before oiling the wall, wipe off the excess on a separate plate or a sketch already made, and only then rub the wall with the residue. We do not recommend this technique for oiling with a roller, as you will get a completely different result.
It is important to know:
- it is recommended to test the materials in a separate sketch before starting work. This will determine the future color and pattern of the walls.
- drying clay plaster and putty will lighten, so it is not possible to judge the final color by wet mixture.
- after oiling, the color will intensify slightly again and will remain as it is.
* All information provided is for guidance only and Mr. Clay cannot take responsibility for results that do not meet expectations, but we are always happy to consult and help until you succeed in achieving the desired result.
Watch the educational video on our website www.clay.lt or:
METHODS OF DELIVERY
Shipments are sent in Lithuania:
* to Omniva post boxes in Lithuania up to 10 kg.
If the cargo is small (1 package up to 10 kg) and you are not sure whether you will be at home, we recommend using the services of post boxes and indicate the address of the nearest post box when ordering.
When the shipment is at the post box of your choice, you will receive an SMS message containing the information needed to pick up the shipment.
* Itella courier to your home
When parcels are delivered by a courier, you will be notified by phone before arrival.
It is important to know that if you placed your order before 12 p.m. on Friday, you would receive the shipment only on Monday or Tuesday, as delivery services are closed on weekends.
The courier delivers one package up to 30 kg to the house.
* In exceptional cases we can send by bus shipments from Alytus. Transport costs are paid upon collection of the goods at the bus station’s parcels department.
DELIVERY OF BIG BAGS AND COMPLETE EURO PALLETS (FROM 1000 KG.)
* By trucks with an elevator
* By trucks with a crane (from 1000 kg.)
Euro pallets are usually delivered with bags of 25 kg each or big bags with Classic brown clay plaster.
There must be good, solid ground, wide access to the place of unloading (if the road is collapsed or overgrown with trees whose branches could damage the truck, the driver may refuse to deliver the load or bring it to the nearest possible place of unloading.
Euro pallets with big bags or other goods are lowered with an elevator and pushed out as close as possible to a suitable place for you. You need to make sure the foundation is solid. If there is no hard ground, paving, or asphalt, provide a larger, sturdy plate on which the pallet can be pushed out with the goods.
If there is no solid base for unloading or unloading is hindered by, for example, a ditch or fence, you can hire a truck with a crane that can move the load with the help of a manipulator and put it in a more suitable place for you. For the prices of such transport, call tel. No. +37060506540 or write by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is NECESSARY to indicate in the comments if, in your opinion, accessing or unloading by larger trucks may be difficult, in such case we will be able to consult with carriers or look for other delivery solutions.
DELIVERY TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES
Indicative shipping prices to foreign counties:
*Delivery by 7 days after dispatch
General delivery information:
If the goods are not delivered within the specified period, call to tel. No. +37060506540 or write by e-mail to email@example.com with your order number and we will definitely help you to find your shipment.
Shipments are shipped the same day if the order is placed and paid for before 11:30 a.m.
Delivery prices in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia depend on the weight, you can see them by adding items to the cart.
When ordering larger quantities, you can be informed that the transportation price will be determined individually by weight and place of delivery.
Usually goods are delivered in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia within 2-4 days.