A traditional primer based on a gelatine binder for use on previously un-painted porous plaster, stone, and soft brick. A permeable primer suitable for use in older buildings.

Environmental Considerations: 

Environmentally friendly product made with natural sustainable ingredients. It contains no VOCs, no petrochemical based ingredients, and no lead. Water-based. All Rose of Jericho paints comply with the latest environmental legislation.


To be used on porous surfaces prior to the application of Rose of Jericho Soft and Oil-bound distempers. For interior use only. Not to be used as a primer for other paint types


Off-white only

Colour Charts


Matt. Semi-opaque

Shelf Life: 

Limited. Un-opened cans have a 12 week shelf life when stored in a cool environment. Protect from frost. Best used within 4 weeks of purchase.


c. 10 m2/litre/coat on smooth surface of average porosity.


2.5 and 5 litre cans. Direct from Rose of Jericho. Claircolle is mixed to order.

Health & Safety: 

Detailed information is provided in Safety Data sheet RJ 5.04A.

Fire Rating: 


Technical Specification: 

Composition: Calcium carbonate in gelatine dispersion.

Solvent: Water.

Claircolle contains an in-can preservative and a dry-film protective biocide.


Ensure Claircolle is within shelf-life period. All surfaces should be sound, dry, and free from dirt, oil, grease or other contamination. New lime plaster should be allowed to carbonate and dry for at least four weeks prior to application. Any fungus or mould must be treated with a fungicide and making good and filling should be carried out with a material appropriate to the substrate. It is recommended that trials are carried out to ensure that the surface is suitable for application.


Method: One coat normally recommended. Apply by brush. Cannot be spray applied. Brushes and equipment should be cleaned with clean soapy water immediately after use. Thinning: Claircolle is temperature sensitive and will thicken in cold conditions. If paint has thickened, it can be returned to the correct consistency by placing in a warm room or standing the can in a bucket of hot water. Only if absolutely necessary dilute by no more than 10% (by volume) with clean water. Coverage: c. 10 m2/litre/coat on smooth surface of average porosity. Cleaning: Brushes and equipment should be cleaned with clean, fresh water immediately after use.


Performance Drying: In good drying conditions. Touch dry in 4 hours. Allow 24 hours before the application of Rose of Jericho distemper.


Do not apply in temperatures below 5°C or above 25°C