Clay paint is an easy-to-apply interior wall paint for the amateur. Made of clay and marble powder, it offers a velvety matte appearance with a particularly warm aesthetic. It is easily applied with a brush or a roller. It is sold as a powder to be diluted with water.
Natural white in color, it can also be tinted with the full range of Tockay dry pigments.
When using the product, the complete product information must be observed.
Suitable for all solid, absorbent interior plasters (clay, lime, gypsum and cement), wallpaper, plasterboard and concrete. Also suitable for use on matte, absorbent synthetic resin emulsion paints (always test on a small area first). For wet rooms, we recommend Tockay Lime Paint.
Facade brushes or ceiling brushes with natural bristles as well as good quality rollers (medium length bristles). Can also be applied with an Airless spray gun (minimum air pressure: 200 bar)
Apply a coat of casein primer on absorbent surfaces such as plaster, concrete or gypsum board. Let dry completely.
Pour the powder into the indicated amount of clean, cold water, stir with a powerful drill equipped with a mixer until smooth. Let stand at least 30 minutes, stir again before using.
QUANTITY OF WATER
1 litre -1.10 litres of water per kg of powder.
The product should be diluted with sufficient water to obtain the most suitable consistency for the surface; increase the amount of water if necessary.
Apply the paint at a minimum temperature of 8°C. Stir the paint mixture occasionally during application.
Two coats are usually required to achieve full opacity. Do not cover dark, high contrast surfaces with only one coat of paint; thicker coats can damage the surface! Allow previous coats to dry completely before applying a new one. Wet paint remains translucent during application but becomes completely opaque when dry.
Paint should be applied on the same day as the mix is prepared. Never use rotten or smelly paint, as this can leave a lingering odor on the surface, even after it has dried.
With a brush: Apply the paint evenly with a brush, criss-crossing the movements.
With a roller: Apply the paint with a brush evenly and generously, using criss-cross strokes. Then roll in one direction only, without applying additional paint.
Clay paint can be tinted with up to 10% Tockay pigments (max. 100g of pigment per 1kg of paint powder):
– Form a paste by mixing the pigments with a little water, then mix with the paint already prepared.
To tint, see our Tockay color chart.
The clay paint can be covered with clay paint, but also with lime paint or distemper.
A prior coat of casein primer facilitates the application of the paint.
Recoatable after approximately 8 hours. Dries after approximately 24 hours at a temperature of 20°C and a humidity level of 65%. Fully dry and durable after 28 days. Drying time increases with high humidity and/or low temperature. Sufficient temperate ventilation is essential during drying.
CLEANING OF TOOLS
Clean with water immediately after use.
It should be noted that the yield may vary depending on the substrate, the application method and the quality of the surface. Determine exact consumption by testing.
Before using this product, consult its Technical Data Sheet available below:
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET
Choose one of the 72 shades in our color chart and rediscover the forgotten gestures of the craftsman by mixing your own color using Tockay natural dry pigments!
All natural, non-toxic and free of petroleum-based chemicals, our pigments are packaged in powder form and are easily mixed with water and then incorporated into the paint or plaster according to a precise recipe. For GekkkoSOL silicate-based paints, use GekkkoSOL thinner to dilute the pigments.
– Always be sure to remove lumps
– Ultramarine pigments should be used within 12 hours of preparation when mixed with a lime-based product
All color charts available online as well as the paper brochures are orientation guides only. Differences may appear in the representation of colors due to computer screen settings or printing.
To view a more accurate version of our colors, we invite you to make an appointment to visit us in our showroom.
72 color chart and recipes
How to tint your paint or coating with dry pigments
Natural dry pigments