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Last plastering this week

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Week spent preparing the exterior side of the bales for plastering and framing up the doors and windows.   Straw is all trimmed back so they will power spray the first exterior coat which is again clay, water, sand into the straw.  Followed by hands on of the second coat.  Final interior coat will go on also.  Using a pigment added to that so the final wall colour inside will be a soft beige/gold colour – hopefully.

Walking up to the house from the road. East side has the big windows and one lone window on the north side

I’ll put some pigment in the last clay plaster.  Tested a patch on the wall of two different pigments.   Aiming for the colour in the lower part of the picture below

See what the pigment dries to but it will add a bit of colour to the walls and save me painting initially. Final coat will have some straw in it for structural but will also catch and reflect sunlight

Living on the porch when I’m doing there and the contractors aren’t around.  Lots of space and quiet.  Only time its uncomfortable is late afternoon in the summer when its a really hot day and no breeze.   I’ll have to find some patio furniture over the winter

Living on the west porch


Written by dcveale13

September 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

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