Using Natural Finishes Using Natural Finishes: A Step-By-Step Guide

By: Weisman, Adam, and Bryce, Katy

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Lime and clay based plasters, renders and paints: A step-by-step guide The advice is accessible and accompanied by beautiful illustrations, and the authors enthusiasm for their subject is infectious. Katharine Clemow, Period Living. 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. The Authors: 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.

Title: Using Natural Finishes Using Natural Finishes: A Step-By-Step Guide

Author Name: Weisman, Adam, and Bryce, Katy

Categories: Sustainability, Natural Building, Environment & Gardening
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Edition: Illustrated.

Publisher: Green Books: 2008

ISBN Number: 9.78E+12

Binding: Trade paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1410