Every room in my home is painted with this natural clay paint that's easy to make, economical, and gives my home a beautiful, soft, adobe-like look. I get compliments from all my guests!
- Earth & Mineral Pigments
- Fine Sand (optional)
- Drill with paint mixer attachment
Step 1: Make flour paste: Mix 2 cups of cold water with 1 cup of flour, then add that mixture to 6 cups of boiling water. Stir until thick.
Step 2: In a bucket mix 1 part flour paste: 1 part clay or Earth & Mineral Pigment with 1 part fine sand.
- Adding sand gives your wall more of an adobe look that's coarse to the touch. You can also leave this out and it is smooth to the touch.
- The paint will dry much lighter than what the color looks like in the bucket so it's best to paint a color swatch on the wall and let it dry to make sure you like the color before you paint the whole room.
- Use paint mixer attachment in a drill to mix.
Step 3: Add water to achieve your desired consistency.
Step 4: Add Borax to prevent molding, about 2-3 tbsp per gallon.
Step 5: Paint on the wall! We’ve found that if you have sand in the mixture, to need to use a brush- paint rollers don’t work well. We like to apply the strokes in a random assortment of directions. This technique gives your wall more of a mottled, earthen-wall look that we enjoy.