Paint Your Sheetrock With Mud

Hi there Lloyd:

Check this out… here’s a recipe for how to make your own clay paint from three simple ingredients.

Clay paint can be used on a variety of surfaces, including drywall. That means you can easily give very standard interior walls a distinctive earthen texture and appearance. It looks really great — I just finished a wall in the bathroom here. 

– ziggy

Brian ‘Ziggy’ Liloia

Natural Building Workshops & more at The Year of Mud

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Paint Your Sheetrock With Mud

  1. looks nice.

    also very cool. Guess when it gets dirty, or the kid throws his spaghetti at the wall, you just scrape off spaghetti and re apply the clay mix…All good. Grin

  2. Peter…grin..Maybe so, maybe so. Maybe add some shellac on top of old spaghetti to make it water proof, etc.. Call it art, worth a fortune. Grin,

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