Tag: natural plaster

Thoughts on begrudgingly coming to love lime plaster

When I consider what plaster to use, I always think of clay plaster first. I love clay plaster, it has so much going for it. In terms of minimizing environmental impact and carbon footprint, you cannot beat clay plaster. It is minimally processed, needs no additives, and can be sourced locally. Building well with straw …

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Limestrong lime plaster training March 14-15

We are excited to announce that we are hosting a training in Limestrong lime plasters at our current job site! These natural, durable plasters are perfect for existing homes as well as new construction. Join Ryan Chivers, owner and formulator of Limestrong Mineral Finishes, for a hands-on lime plaster weekend training at our current project …

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video from the Excellence in Energy Leadership award 2018

We were honored to receive an Excellence in Energy Leadership award from SDG&E in recognition of our recent Net Zero strawbale project, the Fallgren Home. As part of the award, they made this short video that promotes the project (as well as SDG&E). There is plenty wrong with our current energy system and it’s easy …

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Sale 25% off clay plaster for your home now through Feb 28th

Clay plaster is gorgeous, durable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. It is anti-static, easily repaired, and even helps moderate indoor humidity. It can be made in a wide range of colors and textures and can be installed right over most painted or new drywall in conventional homes. Check out what our clients and colleagues have to say. We’ve …

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clay finish plaster recipe

Athena and Bill Steen are well known pioneers in the straw bale and natural plaster world. A few years ago, we had the opportunity to spend a week with the Steens at their amazing homestead in Arizona studying clay and lime plaster. Here, Athena shares a recipe for making your own finish clay plaster to …

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