Natural Plasters and Finishes: The Craft of Lime and Clay

There was a time before drywall and latex paint when the owner/builder transformed vernacular materials, whether limestone or clay, into beautiful interior and exterior walls.  Come relearn the timeless craft of lime and clay plasters and paints.

Learning Objectives for week 6:

  • Soil/clay assessment
  • Plaster recipes
  • Wall preparation
  • Application of base and finish clay plasters
  • Aliz/clay paints
  • Lime plaster system

Materials Needed:

  • Japanese finish trowel
  • Concrete finish trowel
  • Wood Float
  • Dust Mask
  • Work Gloves
  • 4” fine bristled paint brush


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