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Online Workshop


American Clay Earth Plasters can be applied by just about anyone! Whether you are a handy homeowner, just your basic everyday DIYer, or an experienced plasterer, our systems are here to make everything as simple as possible.


The following Online Workshop will guide you through our process each step of the way and provide easy methods for turning your home into a natural beauty.

Getting Started


If you would like to take this information with you, download our General Application Tutorial which includes helpful photos, but be sure to come back and watch the videos for valuable hints and tips.



Tools and Materials


The first thing you need to do is gather all appropriate tools and materials needed to complete your project.


You will need the following tools:

  • Appropriate safety equipment (safety goggles and dust mask)

  • Drop cloths

  • Painters tape

  • Paintbrush

  • Paint roller with covers (very short nap or smooth foam)

  • Paint tray

  • 5 gallon bucket

  • Pump-style garden sprayer or standard spray bottle

  • Plaster hawk

  • Tile sponge

  • Stainless steel trowel

  • Lexan plastic trowel (used with certain plaster finishes only; more in Step 5. Compression Techniques)

  • Spade handle 1/2" gear-driven low-speed mixing drill with plaster paddle


You will also need the following materials:

  • American Clay plaster(s) of your choice

  • American Clay color pigment(s) of your choice

  • American Clay Primer Sand

  • Approved paint primer*

  • Up & EZ! / PlasterPlus binder (Original finishes only)

  • Setting-type joint compound*


*List of paint primers and discussion of joint compounds in following sections.



Please follow the guided Online Workshop steps below:

Mixing Your Plaster
Plaster Application
Compression Techniques
Cleanup and Storage

Please note: The guidelines outlined in these instructions are provided as a source for general application procedures. We are not responsible for the results of your project. The only way to ensure a proper application is with due diligence on your part. If you have questions or are unsure of anything, please call 1-866-404-1634 (toll-free technical support line) for further information.

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