This book was previously published under the title Using Natural Finishes. 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. Clay and Lime Renders, Plasters and Paints is an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing and application of lime and clay based plasters, renders, paints and washes.Step-by-step instructions for applying lime and clay based plasters, renders and paints.Information on the benefits of natural finishes for personal health, the environment, and for buildings.Drawing on traditional methods & materials for using lime & clay finishes on new and historic buildings.A comprehensive and up-to-date online resourceguide to suppliers, practitioners and courses.
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.
Publisher: Green Books
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 255 x 205 x 20 mm
Edition: Second edition of Using Natural Finishes
"Adam and Katy are rethinking how we build, and coming up with something beautiful." -- John Vidal, Environment Editor, The Guardian
"A splendid book. A real addition to what's out there and very complementary to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings' new technical manual on Old Building Repairs." -- Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs
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