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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Tobias Green Classic, Pure and Venetian Finishes

Why use Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes?

• Alternative to plaster and paint
• Profitable, lower overall cost (labor & materials), ease of use, green, durable, beautiful, machine or hand apply

Can I buy Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes direct?

• No, we have distributors and dealers throughout the US that supply the market

What is the cost of the Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes?

• Contact your local Tobias Green Interior Wall Finish distributor for a price quote

What is the limitation of the Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes?

• Strictly an interior wall & ceiling product

What are the Tobias Green Interior Wall Finisheses products?

• PURE WALL FINISH
• CLASSIC WALL FINISH
• VENETIAN WALL FINISH
• ANTIQUE STAIN
• METALLIC STAIN
• WAX

What is Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes "Pure" and "Classic"?

• Both are gypsum based products
• Pure is made with marble
• Classic is made with a fine sand

How is the Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes applied?

• Stainless steel, chrome or plastic trowel
• Contractor’s knife
• Hopper

How many coats of Tobias Green Interior Wall Finish are needed?

• Two coats for optimal results with Classic and Pure Finishes

What is the product coverage?

• 5 Gallon bucket: approximately 350 sq ft, one coat

Can Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes be applied to any substrate?

• It can be applied to most substrates with some exceptions – extreme heat areas (stove, fireplace, high heat enclosures or hoods and others)

What makes this product green?

• Releases minimal pollutants
• Natural or minimally processed

Does Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes qualify for LEEDS points?

• Yes LEED: IEQ Credit 4 – Low Emitting Materials

What is the drying time?

• Varies, based on job conditions
• Allow coat to dry thoroughly before you apply the next coat

Does Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes have elastomeric properties?

• Yes

Can I apply my first coat and wait to apply my second coat at a later date?

• Yes

Do I add water or any additives to the mixture?

• No

Is it necessary to tint the primer to match the job color?

• No

What should I do if I see separation in the mixture?

• Slight mixing may be required

Will the product leave a cold line if I stop in the middle of a wall?

• Yes, you must finish entire wall or ceiling detail corner to corner, inside or out, wall to ceiling

Can I use my own pigments?

• No

Can I apply Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes in a shower stall?

• No

Can I use Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes on a fireplace or stove hood?

• Yes, refer to our application guide

Can I use a brush or roller to apply the Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes?

• No rollers, but you can use a brush for moldings

Can the Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes go over wall paper?

• No

Can I apply Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes over an existing wall with any paint,
orange peel or knock down?

• Yes

Do I have to prime walls over existing flat paint?

• No

If there are patches on substrates does the whole wall have to be primed?

• Yes

How do I store left over Tobias Green Interior Wall Finish?

• Storage: Clean the sides of the bucket down to the product line and cover with plastic wrap, close lid
• Protect from the sun, excessive heat and freezing at all times

What is the shelf life of Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes?

• 6 months if properly stored

Does Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes have lime in it?

• No, it has limestone which has a neutral pH
• Reference our MSDS

Is there acrylic in Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes?

• No

Can I use any sealer?

• No, AFM Safecoat’s Polyureaseal is recommended
• Refer to our application and installation guide

Do I have to seal bathrooms?

• Depends on ventilation

Can I add materials such as straw or mica to the mixture?

• No, add to the second coat while wet

Do you have any recommended applicators throughout the country?

• Yes

How do you control the color consistency?

• Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes is manufactured as an integral color product to control color consistency

Does Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes shrink?

• Minimal shrinkage finishes like other finishes that are non-cementitious or acrylic

What is the set time?

• Depends on the temperature of the substrate, between 60 and 90 minutes

How does Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes work on bull nose or 90 degree angles?

• Tools excellently

How do I clean my tools?

• With water

What is the turnaround time on custom color and texture?

• 3-5 working days from order receipt

How do I dispose of the product?

• Check with your local disposal company

Can I use Tobias Green Interior Wall Finish instead of paint or plaster?

• Yes, Tobias Interior Wall Finish is an alternative to plaster or paint

Do I have to use primer?

• Yes

If I provide you with a paint chip or any manufacturers color part number can you match it?

• Yes, we have all the paint manufactures color fan decks to match any color

Is it necessary to add water or additives to the product?

• No, product is manufactured with all the ingredients that will enable you to create the desired texture

What is the drying time?

• Allow the first coat to dry before you apply the finish coat. Drying time will vary depending on the substrate

How is the Tobias Green Interior Wall Finish applied?

• Hand or Machine applied

Can I apply Tobias Interior Wall Finish over an existing painted wall with orange peel or knockdown texture?

• Yes, as long as the painted surface area is not semi-gloss or high-gloss finish

Can I use Tobias for an exterior installation?

• No

Is the Tobias Green Interior Wall Finish easy to patch?

• Yes

What is the best way to clean the Tobias Green Interior Wall Finish after install?

• Dab with a wet CLEAN white cloth. DO NOT RUB OR SCRUB

What is the shelf life?

• 6 months to 1 year, if properly stored

What is the best way to clean Tobias Green Interior Wall Finishes once installed?

• Dab with a clean white cloth and mild clear soap
• Do not rub or scrub

Does Tobias have training programs?

Email Tobias for class schedules

Who do I contact for technical questions?

Email Tobias

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