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Using Natural Finishes Lime and Clay Based Plasters, Renders and Paints - A Step-by-step Guide

Handbook / Manual Out of Print
By: Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce
264 pages, full colour throughout
Publisher: Green Books
Using Natural Finishes
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  • Using Natural Finishes ISBN: 9781900322164 Paperback May 2008 Out of Print #177815
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With the increasing awareness of eco-building techniques alongside the desire to make our homes healthier, the historical benefits of using natural renders and paints are being rediscovered. "Using Natural Finishes" is an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing and application of lime and clay based plasters, renders, paints and washes. Providing step-by-step instructions with detailed illustrations to show the practical elements of working with lime and clay-based finishes, the authors demonstrate how these natural breathable plasters and paints can be used on a wide variety of wall surfaces, including traditional and eco-build materials like cob, strawbale and stone, as well as modern plasterboard and concrete surfaces, with stunning results.

Easy to follow DIY projects guide the reader through all aspects of using these natural finishes, with beautiful photographs of techniques and examples from the UK and abroad. It covers: cob, eco-building, natural building, strawbale, earthen plasters, earth plasters, clay plasters, natural paints, sustainable building, lime plasters, lime paints, lime wash, alis, casein, clay paints, eco paints, and green paints.

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Introduction Wall Structures, their Properties and Design Details Tools, Techniques and materials Lime-based Plasters and Renders Earth-based Plasters and Renders Paints and Washes Finishes around the World Resources Bibliography

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Biography

Adam Weismann & Katy Bryce work with lime and clay on a daily basis through their company, Cob in Cornwall. They learnt these skills through restoring ancient vernacular buildings in Cornwall, and then began to apply the traditional techniques and materials to contemporary 'eco' builds. They have a passionate belief in the power of using these natural materials to benefit the health and well being of people, buildings and the environment. Adam and Katy are the authors of Building with Cob: A Step by Step Guide, also published by Green Books.

Handbook / Manual Out of Print
By: Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce
264 pages, full colour throughout
Publisher: Green Books
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