ISBN: 9781900322164 Year Added to Catalog: 2008 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Illustrations: Full Color Number of Pages: 264 Book Publisher: Green Books Release Date: July 31, 2008 Web Product ID: 369
An in-depth guide to the selection, mixing, and application of lime- and clay-based plasters, renders, paints, and washes.
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 around the world.
About the Authors
Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce work with lime and clay on a daily basis through their company, Cob in Cornwall. They learned 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 these natural materials to benefit the health and well-being of people, buildings, and the environment. Adam and Katy live in Manaccan, Cornwall, and also wrote Building With Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide. ...
Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce run their own building company in Cornwall. They have built and restored many cob buildings, including two-story houses, small studios, and garden rooms, outside courtyards, fireplaces, and earth ovens. In 2003 they won a Pioneers to the Nation award from Queen Elizabeth II. They live in Manaccan, Cornwall, England. ...