The Natural Plaster Book

Author(s): Cedar Rose Guelberth


For builders of natural homes (straw bale, cob, adobe, rammed earth, and other natural materials), this unique step-by-step guide takes the confusion out of choosing, mixing, and applying natural plasters. From principles to practicalities, and with every stage of the process illustrated, The Natural Plasters Book details the entire process of plastering with earth, lime, and gypsum for a long-lasting and durable finish. Starting with an overview and history of the natural building movement, the book handles a wide variety of topics including earthen plaster versus cement stucco, tools and techniques of the trade, plaster recipes, and pigmenting plaster or painting walls with natural paints. First-time builders will appreciate tips on common mistakes (and how to avoid them) discussed at each stage of the plastering process. Special focus is paid to the importance of planning and designing for earthen plasters - before building begins. The only comprehensive guide available on natural plasters, this book is written for the growing number of people who have decided to build their own natural homes as well as for professionals.


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Cedar Rose Guelberth has been working with natural home construction and plaster techniques for 25 years and is a nationally recognised natural building educator and consultant. Dan Chiras is the author of fifteen books. Dan Chiras is the author of fifteen books. Dave Wann worked with the EPA for a decade and is now a writer and video producer. Widely published in magazines.

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  • : 9780865714496
  • : newsus
  • : newsus
  • : books

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  • : Cedar Rose Guelberth
  • : Paperback
  • : Deanne Bednar
  • : 666.92
  • : 304
  • : 216 Color and B&W illustrations