Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lime Plaster

The interior walls of the house were originally covered with Lime plaster and whitewashed. Here we see Jurgen, of Old World Plaster , preparing an upstairs wall and then flinging very wet Lime plaster onto it to form a rough base coat. We have to spray water onto this twice a day for the next few days, so that it dries slowly without cracking. I'll post some pictures next week as Jurgen goes through the next stages. We have tried to use old materials and methods where possible in all the work on the house. Lime plaster is great stuff, it actually removes CO2 from the air as it cures.

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