Watch a video on slaking quick lime to make lime putty. You can also contact Curtis in Kansas through this blog entry and buy high quality lime putty that has already been slaked for 4-5 years.
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We are having a sale on everything in our store including workshop tuitions (up to $200 off!), all of our How-To DVDs, my new book: “A Modern Look At Straw Bale Construction,” and two sets of professional construction plans for small or tiny houses. You’ll even discover that I have created discounts on the three most popular ways to work with me directly. You can get my help with a construction plan review, have me come to your site and train your baling crew for three days, or get both of those plus a year of consulting and more.
Plastering a straw bale house is a skill that marries both art and construction techniques. There are so many details to keep track of when plastering your strawbale home and this article will give you one more piece of the puzzle. The focus is on the application direction of lime plaster, or any plaster for that matter. Mistakes here can cause plaster failure so it’s worth getting the process right. Furthermore, the plaster is what people see when they first view your straw bale house, so making it look good really matters.
TransMineral USA is hosting a plastering workshop this fall, October 11 and 12, 2012. This is a great opportunity to learn the material from some of the best. Keep in mind that TransMineral USA is the sole US importer of Natural Hydraulic Lime, so they know their stuff.
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.
What a great week we had at the Tennessee workshop. One of the participants said it perfectly: “I got everything I wanted from the workshop, and more.” I was so grateful to everyone in this workshop for all of their hard work and dedication. The host had some issues finding the right plastering tools and […]
During the workshop in Hico, Texas, we built a beautiful and sacred meditation chamber for Donna and Charles. It was a special week and one I won’t forget for a long time, if at all. We began the week with Native American sweat lodge, a tradition that Charles and Donna have been living and learning […]
What a great week it was in Missoula. Okay, so the rain didn’t cooperate much, but everything else was a blast. This was a really big class. We had over 30 people on site and we accomplished a ton. This was a two story structure and right around 1500 SF. It was a challenge to […]
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 drew my first workshop winner yesterday. I’m waiting to hear back from them before I announce their name as I want to protect their privacy; however, I wanted to let you all know that the FREE workshop giveaways have begun! I will choose a new FREE workshop winner every month through to the end […]