Basic Application Steps
American Clay’s application system has been developed so that a four step application process is all that is required to correctly apply our plasters to most surfaces:
1. Substrate and General Preparation:
Substrate refers to the wall surface you will plaster over. This is the step to ensure you have everything ready to go so your plaster will be able to be applied on the wall without any issues.
2. First Coat Application:
Our First Coat of plaster is primarily Loma™. Loma™ is used prior to applying Loma™, Porcelina™, Lomalina™, or Marittimo™ as your second, finishing, coat. In some cases, Enjarre™ is used as a Single Coat in our one-coat application system. When using the one-coat Enjarre™ application system, users can upgrade to one of our other plasters at a later time.
3. Second Coat Application:
After you have finished your First Coat, a Second Coat of Loma™, Porcelina™, Lomalina™, or Marittimo™ is applied to the surface. If using Enjarre™ this step is an optional upgrade at a later time.
Compression is the final, and most critical, step in our application process. It assures a well bonded surface by compacting the aggregates in the clay together as one surface. This step also allows the final surface to become easily repairable.