A simple yet engaging technique that you can definitely recreate yourself. To learn more about the “VULCANE” technique, see below. Note: Decorative clay plaster techniques must not be covered with oil-based products. To increase the wall’s resistance to abrasion and liquids, we recommend Caparol Decolasur Matt
THE “VULCANE” WALL
Materials and tools needed for a wall of ~ 15 sq. m.:
- Mr. Clay white decorative clay plaster (25 kg) – 1 piece 47 EUR
- Plastering and polishing trowel Marmorino tools Stilmirror light 21102 – 37 EUR
- Grey pigment for decorative clay plaster 96_B No. x 1 pcs. 30 EUR (two layers of plaster in the same colour)
- Pattern tool 25185 – 19 EUR
- If you need to increase the abrasion and fluid resistance of your clay plaster, we recommend our proven product – Caparol DecoLasur Matt.– 29 EUR
- A sketch panel ready for you to make your own sample, test colours, etc. – 6 EUR
The price for a complete material basket for a 15 sq. m. wall starts from 139 EUR!
IMPORTANT– the colours are for reference only, so if you are interested in a different wall colour, we recommend you to order our colour palette to your home and choose ->here
The tools and aids you will need:
- Measuring cup for holding the mixture here
- Protective painting tape here
- Paint protection film to protect adjacent walls;
- Paint roller and lacquer bath here
- Water sprayer, available here
- Paper to protect the floor and tape to stick it down here
- A 35liter bucket for mixing the decorative clay plaster – we recommend using a tall narrow container.
- Electric mixer for mixing plaster.
Follow this link to learn how to prepare the mix correctly and how to plaster the first layer:
Preparing the mixture
Pour 8.5 liters of water into a 35 liter bucket, then pour in the entire pigment jar, mix well with an electric mixer and carefully pour in the clay-plaster mixture in to the mix while stirring continuously. For better mixing, we recommend mixing in a tall and narrow container. Cover the mixture to prevent it from drying out and leave it to stand for at least a couple of hours. Ideally, prepare it during the evening so it is ready for the next day’s work.
First layer of decorative clay plaster:
Apply the first layer with simple curved movements, without creating any pattern, as in the tutorial video.
Second layer of decorative clay plaster:
In this layer, the clay plaster can be plastered slightly thicker up to ~ 3 mm. Plastering is done with curved motions. After plastering ~2 m2, the wall should be scraped with a decorating brush while wet, then plastered over a similar area, scraped again with a decorating brush, etc. Scraping it with a brush will result in a spiky wall, which won’t look pretty, but at this stage it shouldn’t.
IMPORTANT – for best results, use a thicker mix for the second coat, so if you are mixing a new pack of decorative clay plaster, mix it with 8L of water. If the mixture in the second layer is too runny, the resulting raised pattern may start to slip downwards.
Wall treatment – curing:
Option 1 – while the wall is wet
After applying the second plaster coat, wait until the wall has become so dry that it is no longer sticky and tacky when you touch it, but is still wet. Carefully start curing the wall with a clean and dry stainless steel trowel. It is not necessary to cure consistently – if you see that the thicker areas are still very soft and sticky, go back to them later. Wet any dry, greyish areas again to revitalise them, then cure with a trowel once the water has been absorbed and is no longer glistens on the wall surface. The hardening process will give your texture a nice smooth pattern.
Option 2 – when the wall is dry
If the wall dries out before curing, it will have to be wet again. This is best done with a water sprayer, but try to avoid run-off so the water does not wash away the pigment and leave marks as it runs down. If water starts pooling in places when spraying, use a dry paint roller to roll the area to disperse the water and prevent it from running. After waiting at least 10 minutes until the wall is no longer shiny from the water and no longer sticks to your fingers when touched, try to gently harden the wall with a stainless steel trowel, if the texture is nicely compacted, harden the whole wall. If you feel the wall is too wet, wait a little longer, and if the wall is scratchy and the pattern is not squeezing in at all, moisten it some more.
After curing, the wall must be smooth and pleasant to the touch.
Impregnation – the wall can be coated with a glaze or water-based varnish if required. We do not recommend coating this technique with tung oil or other oils.
Important to know:
- It is recommended to test the materials and techniques on a separate sketch before starting work. This will determine the future colour and pattern of the walls;
- clay plaster will lighten as it dries, so the final colour cannot be judged from the wet mix.
*All information provided is merely a guide. Mr. Clay cannot take responsibility for results that fall short of expectations. We will always be happy to advise and help you until you achieve your desired result.
Watch a short training video on our Youtube account:
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.