Taratex Aged Earth Plaster
Taratex finish recreates the look of aged earth plaster with the durability of an acrylic finish. The hand-troweled finish can be drawn smooth or left raw for a more earthly look.
- Ready to Use
- Thin applications (two thin coats)
- Cost effective
- Tintable, available in 64 standard colors, custom colors available
- Can be accented with Clearshield or Vintique
Exterior Applications over Master Wall Base Coats
VOC: <1% by Weight
VOC: 1.13 g/l
Manufacture Locations: 30058 • 84651
Vintique Top Coat
Clearshield Top Coat
Packaging: 5 gallon (19L) pail
Pail Weight: 60 lbs (27.2 kg)
Shelf Life: 2 years
Coverage (estimated):Two-Coat Application: 175-200 sf (16-18.6 sm)
CIFS® Brick: 60-80 sf (5.6-7.4 sm)
Working Time: About 1/2 hour. Ready to use right from the pail after pre-mixing.
Drying Time: Varies by air temperature, humidity and surface temperature. Under normal room temperatures Taratex is fully dry after 24 hours. Protect the finish from rain and temperatures less than 40°F (5° C) for a minimum of 24 hours.
Application/Storage Temperatures: 40°F (5°C) to 110°F (43°C). Store out of direct sunlight.
Shelf Life: 2 years under normal conditions.
Job Conditions – Air and surface temperatures must be 4°C (40°F) or higher and must remain so for a minimum of 24 hours. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight during application. Protect the finish from rain and temperatures less than 40°F (5° C) for a minimum of 24 hours after finished application.
Surface Preparation – Interior Drywall: smooth, flat and ready for paint. Clean the surface in preparation for Taratex. Prime wall with Primecoat Primer and allow to dry. Exterior: Master Wall® base coat shall be smooth and free of any mesh pattern.
Mixing – Open pail of Taratex and mix approximately one minute with a fixed wheel type paddle or equivalent mixing blade attached to a 1/2” (13 mm) heavy duty drill at 400-500 rpm. Small additions of water, up to 240 ml (8 oz.) per pail, may be added for workability as needed.
Application – Apply Taratex with a standard stainless steel plaster trowel or Italian Trowel. Apply the first coat of Taratex using decorative, multi-directional trowel strokes. Achieve the bulk of the filling/leveling the substrate will require with the first coat. Allow the first coat to dry completely before proceeding. Allow the Taratex to take up for 24 hours. Clean the surface to remove any dust and scrape as needed to remove any fins or imperfections in the surface.
Apply the second coat of Taratex using decorative, multi-directional trowel strokes at a thickness of the largest aggregate that is in the material. The second coat of Taratex may be applied in a full coverage coat to create a semi-smooth plaster finish. Alternatively the second may be textured, leaving some of the first coat exposed in areas creating a more distressed old world appearance.
Allow the second coat to dry slightly and then water-trowel. This is achieved by applying a film of water from a spray bottle set to a fine mist to the surface and then troweling smooth. Clearshield or Vintique may be used during the water trowel process to increase color variation.
Follow CIFS® Brick Application Technique for that system.
After the second coat has dried to the touch it can be slightly compressed using a clean, dry stainless steel trowel. Additional Clearshield or Vintique may be applied after the surface has dried to increase color variation or tones.
Surface may be spray coated after 24 hours with Master Wall® Vintique and/or Clearshield if desired. Follow individual data sheet instructions for products selected.
Cautions and Limitations
- Taratex is not intended for deep depressions or irregular surfaces.
- Slope all exterior surfaces 1:2 minimum to shed water.
- Apply in paper thin applications, shrinkage, cracking or blistering can occur over 1/16” (1.6 mm) thick.
- Taratex is designed to be applied over a properly installed interior drywall.
- Not for use over any finishes or primers other than Primecoat.
- Application in direct sunlight may affect aesthetics if the Taratex dries too quickly. Avoid direct sunlight.
- Use of Clearshield sealer is recommended in high moisture or traffic areas.
- When cleaning do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners. Wash gently using a soap and water solution followed by a warm water rinse.
Tools and equipment can be cleaned with soapy water while the Taratex is still wet.
Information contained in this product data sheet conforms to the standard detail recommendations and specifications for the installation of Master Wall® Inc. products and is presented in good faith. Master Wall® Inc. assumes no liability, expressed or implied as to the architecture, engineering, or workmanship of any project. This information may be concurrent with, or superseded by other applicable documents, such as specifications and details. Contact Master Wall® Inc. for the most current product information.