Loma Plaster - 50lb Bag
(Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery)
50 pound bag of Loma plaster (Snow Canyon color).
Loma provides a surprising range of textures for interior walls. While always serving as a basecoat for all three plasters, Loma as a final finish brings a finely honed polish to any wall surface. With a slight change in technique, Loma produces sophisticated depth reminiscent of suede, whisper- subtle matte elegance, or rustic organic surfaces with true tactile appeal. Loma is the easiest of our three Premier Plasters to apply either with a trowel or spray-on application.
American Clay Loma is the original formulation. Plasters soften boxy rooms and add a warm depth to your walls. Loma can be used to create a wonderful range of finished surfaces - from finely polished walls with beautiful depth and visual texture, to matte finishes, to more rustic, textured walls. Colors range from architectural gray to ocean blues to earthy reds and golds, blending with any style home. It is made from a variety of clays, aggregate, mineral pigments and a non-toxic mold inhibitor.
Loma is always used as the base (first) coat for all of the American Clay plasters, and may also be used as the final (second) coat. Loma is the easiest plaster for do-it-yourself enthusiasts who have little or no plastering experience.
Coverage: 80 to 120 square feet in two coats per 50 lb. bucket or bag, depending on the substrate
The base color of Loma is Snow Canyon. To create other colors, please see related items to select a color pack. Each color pack, when mixed according to instructions with a corresponding bag of clay, produces even coloration throughout the entire plaster coat.
Mica chips, shredded straw, recycled colored glass and other additives are available to enhance the surfaces of the American Clay Loma plaster.
Benefits of American Clay:
American Clay Earth Plaster is a practical, environmentally-friendly alternative to cement, gypsum, acrylic, and lime plasters. It is compatible with the "breathable" construction recommended for both historic and new buildings.
American Clay plasters have a far longer working time than other plasters - up to several days if you need it - so you can take your time and work with confidence that the surface won't "set" before you've achieved just the finish you want. Besides, there's no waste. You can reuse any excess plaster - even after you've mixed it and it's dried. Just break it up and rehydrate it. Our plasters can be troweled on like traditional plasters, but you can also spray them on with a drywall hopper.
One of the many benefits of American Clay over other wall surfaces is its capability to produce negative ions. Many things in nature hold a negative charge, and humans living close to nature are accustomed to being surrounded by a negative charge in the air, or negative Ions. Inside today's modern home and office there are computers, electrical appliances, electric cords, LEDs and synthetic plastic products (which includes most modern wall coverings like latex paint), all of which produce and maintain a positive charge in the air. Normal Ion count in fresh country air is 2,000 to 4,000 negative Ions per cubic centimeter. At Yosemite Falls, you'll experience over 100,000 negative Ions per cubic centimeter. On the other hand, the level is far below 600 per cubic centimeter in an average home, and in a windowless office with computers it can be zero.
Natural clay maintains an incredibly dense molecular structure and shape, giving it the capacity to produce a self-generated negative charge upon hydration. Even the simple evaporation of water from clay has the capacity to produce negatively changed particles in the air. This means that when your walls breathe, or hydrate slightly with changes in humidity and slowly dry out, your interior space is being steeped in negative ions.
Negative ions are proven to produce positive biochemical reactions in humans. A negative charge in a space acts on our capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen, causing us to have more energy and feel invigorated. Negative ions also have been proven to increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our feelings of well being.
Surrounding your interior environment with unsealed clay plasters, or clay paints, that produce negative Ions will not only help neutralize the electromagnetic effect created by computers, appliances and synthetic plastics, but also will help eliminate static charge on walls. Your walls stay clean and will not attract dust! Also, by having clay plaster on a wall you are helping to filter air of pollen and dander. The negative charge emitted by clay causes particulates in the air to clump together and literally fall to the floor where they can be vacuumed up.
The capacity of clay plaster to "breathe" and release negative ions is very unique and not found in any other wall covering on the market today. Concrete, Gypsum, Marble, Lime, and decorative acrylic plasters do not release negative ions, breathe with changes in humidity, or resist dust. American Clay is unique in its ability to literally alter a space for the benefit of those inhabiting it!
A Note About Surfaces:
American Clay Earth Plasters will cover most wall surfaces. However, it is not recommended for application on oriented strand board (OSB), tongue and grooved paneling, and other materials prone to expansion and contraction with changes in temperature and moisture. Our plasters are also not recommended as a finish over ceramic tile.
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