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Martha Living Potter's Clay

Martha's Potter's Clay, like her metallic, is a unique product in our offering.


On the back of her color cards, she has the base color as well as the name of the Potter's Clay color.


She recommends that you tape your trim, windows and doors first. Your base color is then painted in an Eggshell finish using a premium quality 3/8th or 1/2 inch nap roller. Allow to dry for "overnight" before beginning with the Potter's Clay topcoat.


The topcoat is applied with either a 3 or 4 inch premium quality brush. Beginning at the top left corner of the wall, you will make crisscrossing X marks on the wall. You will crisscross the entire wall with Xs, reloading the brush as needed. Move down and out in a fan pattern to keep a wet edge and make a random pattern.


A lighter coat will make minimal texture and a heavy coat will make a more defined pattern. Remove the tape after the topcoat has dried at least four hours. Run a utility knife along the edge where the paint and tape meet to prevent pulling off dried paint.


Like all faux finishes, you can experiment with different based colors to create color combinations that will work in your home or office. I strongly encourage you to purchase ML samples of several base colors and produce test boards that you can display at home. This is the best way to "see" the color in your lighting, with your accessories.


So whether you make your pattern tight and defined or loose and random, I predict you're going to love it!!!


NOTE: The texture in Potter's Clay is made from recycled paper. Do not use this product in high moisture areas.


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Posted 2011-02-17T16:27:31+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL Pat_HD_ATL