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Tierrafino Clay Paint

Solvent-free wall and ceiling paint for interior use

Tierrafino Stone

Tierrafino Clay Paint is a flexible, durable, solvent-free wall and ceiling paint for interior use. Tierrafino Clay Paint provides a breathing surface and regulates variations in humidity contributing to a healthy internal environment. It is antistatic, covers fully while still wet and is virtually non-drip. It covers exceptionally well because of its high solid content.

Tierrafino Clay Paint is available in 7 colours

Dover White Delphi White Roman Ochre Nassau Orange
Djenné Red Iquitos Green Gomera Grey

(Please note: this chart is for illustration only and is not intended to constitute accurate colour reproduction)

Check material before application to ensure that it meets the colour ordered. Slight colour differences from previous deliveries/batches are possible. Only apply deliveries with the same batch number to a single surface. Deliveries/batches are to be mixed before application. Replacement claims for reasons of colour difference after application cannot be accepted.

Tierrafino Paint is a decorative and 100% environmental friendly interior Claypaint product. It is wash-proof according to the standard DIN 53778.

All colours can be mixed to create an endless number of colours.

Colour scheme of standard colours with Dover white

10% Roman
+ 90% Dover
25% Roman
+ 75% Dover
50% Roman
+ 50% Dover
100% Roman Ochre
10% Nassau
+ 90% Dover
25% Nassau
+ 75% Dover
50% Nassau
+ 50% Dover
100% Nassau Orange
10% Djenné
+ 90% Dover
25% Djenné
+ 75% Dover
50% Djenné
+ 50% Dover
100% Djenné Red
10% Iquitos
+ 90% Dover
25% Iquitos
+ 75% Dover
50% Iquitos
+ 50% Dover
100% Iquitos Green
10% Gomera
+ 90% Dover
25% Gomera
+ 75% Dover
50% Gomera
+ 50% Dover
100% Gomera Grey

(Please note: this chart is for illustration only and is not intended to constitute accurate colour reproduction)

Tierrafino Paint can be used in a breathing construction, it is damp open and anti-static. These properties of Tierrafino Paint contribute to a healthy environment. It is  easy to apply the Claypaint with a roller or paintbrush. Tierrafino Paint has excellent covering capacity, which is seen, as with all mineral paints, after drying.

Available Clay Paint colours
Tierrafino Clay Paint is available in 7 colours. All colours can be mixed to create an endless number of colours.

Tierrafino Paint should be stored in a cool and dry place, never below 5º C. When left sealed the Clay Paint is bearable for at least 12 months. After opening Tierrafino Paint should be used within 6 weeks. It is therefore wise to carefully determine how much paint is needed for your project, so that you are not left with 8 liters of slowly decaying Claypaint. Tierrafino Paint's limited storage is due to its minimal content of preservatives.

Tierrafino Paint consists of: water, clay from different quarries, chalk, porcelain, vinegar-acid, methylcellulose, Titane-oxide (Dover-White), 0.1% synth. preservative.

Measurement of quantity
0.125 litres Tierrafino Clay Paint per square meter, about 8 square meters per litre for one layer applied.


Suitable substrates
Use Tierrafino Clay Paint on dry, well absorbing and grease-free substrates like wall paper, wood, gypsum plaster and other commonly used mineral substrates.

Preparation of substrates
Old water-dissolvable paint, glue or limestone remnants have to be removed thoroughly. Non-solid paint-leftovers can be brushed of first. Strong grated surfaces should be prepared with Tierrafino Fix. Smooth and non-absorbing surfaces, like a coat of varnish or a layer of oil, should be roughened up with sandpaper.

On a light, equal surface one layer should be sufficient. On strong absorbing surfaces (new stucco, lime-sandstone, etc.), it is advisable to first apply one layer of Tierrafino Paint thinned with water. When this layer has completely dried up, the final layer can be applied, without thinning. Every layer of Claypaint must be completely dry, before another layer is applied!

Finishing technique 1
Tierrafino Paint can be applied using a roller or a brush. When the clay paint has somewhat dried up after a few minutes, it is possible to leave a very fine streak by again brushing the surface gently with your paint brush. Vertical or diagonal streaks will show "movements" on the wall, due to varying structures in the surface of Tierrafino Clay Paint.

Finishing technique 2
To simulate a coarse structure Clay Paint, it is possible to use Tierrafino Contact, a quartz sand primer which does not only leave a coarse clayfinish, but it also fixes any loose remnants on the wall. Once Tierrafino Contact has fully dried out, paint the surface with Tierrafino Paint.

Finishing technique 3
To create another coarse, structured Clay Paint it is possible to add Tierrafino clay plaster. This can be done by mixing a maximum of 5% clay plaster to a bucket of Claypaint. The Tierrafino clayfinish plaster must be mixed in well. If more than 8% clay plaster is mixed in with Tierrafino Paint Clay Paint, the surface should be treated with Tierrafino Fix. Note: Tierrafino Fix should be applied, after the last layer has completely dried up.

Finishing technique 4
When Tierrafino Paint is applied onto an existing 4 mm layer of Tierrafino clay plaster, it is possible to polish a shiny finish by using a plastic trowel and a polishing stone (for information on polishing stones please read Tierrafino Stone page on this website). To create a shiny finish on other substrates than clay plaster, much more Claypaint should be applied to achieve a thick layer of paint onto which a shine can be polished. Please note: this finish is not a waterproof finish like Tierrafino Stone.

Finishing technique 5
To Tierrafino Clay Paint pigments can be added. This gives the possibilty to create a semi- transparent veiled layer onto existing paint or clay plaster. Leave the pigments to soak in enough water to make a paste, and leave to soak for at least a few hours. The mix should be stirred into Tierrafino Paint in one go. For very colour intensive pigments (ultra navy blue / purple, mahogany or Pompei red) it is very important to mix well. Note: For a durable and equal surface of Tierrafino Paint, it is best to apply 5-8% pigment or Tierrafino Clay plaster. If more than 8% is mixed in with Tierrafino Clay Paint, the surface should be treated with Tierrafino Fix. Notice: Tierrafino Fix should be applied after the last layer has completely dried up.

Stencil plate techniques
Stencil plate techniques can be applied on Tierrafino Paint and Tierrafino Clay plaster with Tierrafino Clay Paint.

Drying time
Tierrafino Paint can be painted on again after 6-12 hours, depending on the room temperature and atmospheric humidity. After approx. 10 days Tierrafino Paint is fully ried out.

User possibilities
Different colours of Tierrafino Paint can be mixed. The same colour- range as with Tierrafino Clay plaster can be reached.

Paint-roller, paintbrush, paint-sprayer, plastic trowel and polishing stone. After use these tools should immediately be cleaned with warm water and soap.

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Tierrafino clay paint
Clay based paint in the Tierrafino range of colours
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Tierrafino Clay Paint
Solvent-free wall and ceiling paint for interior use
195 KB Product sheet
Quick guide to natural paints and finishes
Product overview for the complete range of natural paints and finishes.
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