How to Make Clay Paint


Clay painted wall 

We have experimented with various natural paints over the years. Most looked good, but had some negative points such as the requirement for too many layers (such as with some lime paints) or the issue with the clay dusting off the walls when you touch it.

We wanted a paint we could apply once, would not dust, and would have a nice consistent matt finish (and of course be made using natural materials). We have at last found our recipe, and with the help of the street artist no less. We knew that wheat paste could be added to a clay paint, or even just pasted over the top to make the wall durable, a little waterproof and stop dusting. So who better to ask for a strong wheat paste recipe than the fly-poster community?

We mixed a poster paste recipe with our own clay paint. The paint we made, when dry was incredibly durable, gave a beautiful consistent colour and barely dusted even right after drying. So without further ado, here is the recipe:


  • 6 parts cold water
  • 6 parts white wheat flour
  • 12 parts boiling water


8/10/2019 2:43:30 PM

Can you use white clay from a pottery supplier? And can this be applied to dry wall, plaster, etc or just to a clay wall?

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