Using a lime finish coat over a base of clay plaster is a recipe for disaster. I have heard of far too many failures when using this technique. Please read on and do not try this technique on your project.
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Some people tell you to add dry lime to your stack of straw bales before you build your straw bale house. I disagree.
There are so many details to a quality plaster job and so many places to make mistakes. The real question may not be whether to spray or to apply by hand, but rather, what steps need to be taken, no matter which application method is chosen, such that the plaster job will be successful.
I was recently asked about using different finishes for straw bale walls on the interior. I’m very often asked about using different exterior finishes, but not as often does the topic of interior wall finish come up. Of course, the type, texture and color of plaster is always in question, but more rare is a […]
The sad and ugly aftermath of using the wrong plaster sand! In a recent workshop we discovered that the sand that was ordered for the plaster was not acceptable. I blame myself for this mistake as I did not catch the problem in time and allowed the plaster to be mixed. As is always the […]
It’s not unusual for people to get excited about plastering their straw bale structure. After all, this is when a simple structure starts to look like a home. When the plaster goes on, suddenly, the building gets a new lease on life and it really begins to feel like completion is near. This is also […]
I received some information from a man in Alabama the other day. He has a sweet set up for spraying plaster that he is selling. It’s almost new and in great condition. Here’s the description, some photos and the price. If you’re looking to get mud on the wall fast, this could be a great […]