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Up & EZ!


Up & EZ! is an additive that is used as a binder to increase the durability in our Original plasters only (Loma™, Lomalina™, Porcelina™, Marittimo™ and Enjarre™). Up & EZ! will increase the workability of the plaster during your project and strengthen the end surface. It is added during the mixing process into the plaster. Up & EZ! is not required and should not be used in Forté plasters.
Up & EZ! is also available in a bulk version called "PlasterPlus". The volume packaging can save money on larger scale projects (25 bags of plaster or more). Call American Clay directly at 1-866-404-1634 to see if your project qualifies for bulk binder pricing.

Primer Sand


Priming of most surfaces (new wallboard/drywall or old painted walls) is crucial to properly applying American Clay plasters. Primer Sand is meant to be mixed with an approved paint primer and then rolled onto your wall. This creates tooth that aids American Clay plasters in properly adhering to the surface. The mixture of Primer Sand (a unique blend of light weight sand aggregates) and an isolating paint primer will produce a textured sand primer which will prepare your wall for plaster application.
Primer Sand can be used with both conventional and zero- or low-VOC primers. Below is a list of approved brands of primers:

  • AFM Safecoat® New Wallboard Prime Coat HPV (Low-VOC)

  • AFM Safecoat® Transitional Primer (Low-VOC)

  • BEHR® Multi-Surface Stain-Blocking Primer & Sealer (Low-VOC)

  • Benjamin Moore® Fresh Start® High-Hiding All Purpose Primer (Low-VOC)

  • Clark+Kensington® Paint + Primer In One; Premium Interior Flat, Ceiling White (Low-VOC)

  • Dunn-Edwards® ULTRA-GRIP® Premium Interior/Exterior Multi-Surface Primer (Low-VOC)

  • Dunn-Edwards® ULTRA-GRIP® Select Interior/Exterior Multi-Surface Primer (Zero-VOC)

  • KILZ® 2 All-Purpose Interior/Exterior Primer (Low-VOC)

  • KILZ® 3 Premium Interior/Exterior Primer (Zero-VOC)

  • ROMABIO® MediumGrip Primer (w/ Aggregate) (Zero-VOC)

    • Diluted per manufacturers recommendations to a paint-like consistency. American Clay Primer Sand additive not required, product already has an appropriate aggregate pre-mixed.

  • ROMAN® PRO-999 Rx-35® Problem Solving Sealer/Primer for Porous Surfaces (Low-VOC)

  • Sherwin-Williams® Multi-Purpose™ Interior/Exterior Latex Primer/Sealer (Low-VOC)

  • Sherwin-Williams® ProMar® 200 Interior Latex Primer (Zero-VOC)

  • Valspar® Multi-Surface Interior Primer / Sealer (Zero-VOC)

  • Zinsser® Bulls Eye 1-2-3® Water-Base Primer (Conventional)

  • Zinsser® Bulls Eye Zero™ Primer (Zero-VOC)

  • Zinsser® GARDZ® Problem Surface Sealer (Conventional)

    • Product has a loose consistency and will require remixing often to keep sand properly suspended. An additional unit of Primer Sand per gallon may be used to provide better integration. After use, excess sand will be left on the bottom of the pail unused.

  • Dulux® Gripper® Universal Acrylic Primer-Sealer, Interior & Exterior (Low-VOC)

    • Available in Canada.


You may also download this information to keep on hand during your upcoming projects.

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