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Portola’s Roman Clay is an eco-friendly plaster finish ideal for smooth interior walls.
Applied using a putty knife, Roman Clay provides a versatile finish able to achieve a wide range of stone, stucco and marble-like effects, making it a perfect fit in both traditional and contemporary settings.
This decorative clay based plaster is made from natural ingredients, is virtually zero VOC, and lends a rustic originality to interior surfaces. Roman Clay is smooth to the touch with a modeling marble-like effect, comparable to Venetian plasters but with a more subtle, organic appeal.
Achieve a natural, ultra low sheen finish by leaving the final coat unsanded or add a protective seal and slight sheen with Portola’s Roman Clay Topcoat.
Roman Clay is available in a broad range of standard and custom colors.
Looks like plaster, acts like paint!
Roman Clay is a paint/plaster hybrid material intended to be used on smooth interior walls. Roman Clay is applied in thin overlapping layers with a trowel or putty knife.
Applied with a putty knife or trowel, Roman Clay is a bit more time consuming to apply compared to traditional interior paints, but is very user friendly and very easily controlled. All the movement and dimension that you see in a finished product is visable during application.
Overlapping layers applied with a putty knife will create variation in color. Light colors will show less movement. Also, to avoid gray burnish marks you may want to use plastic putty knives.
Overlapping layers applied with a putty knife will create variation in color. Dark colors will show more movement. We recommend using flexible stainless steel knives for medium to dark colors.
Roman Clay Topcoat is a water based sealer that can be applied over any Roman Clay color to create a subtle sheen and a wipable surface. The Topcoat will darken the colors 10-20% depending on the shade. It is recommended for use in high traffic areas.
Learn about the differences between Lime Wash & Roman Clay! This informative video will help you choose the perfect finish for your space.
Which one will you choose?