I started by making up a batch of Tadelakt plaster which required a week to sit.  This allows the sand and lime to amalgamate.  On the day of application the fist layer of plaster is applied and allowed to dry to leather hard and then the second layer is applied.  This layer is also allowed to dry to leather hard and then compressed and smoothed with a trowel.  By the end of this step Javan had worked a 15 hour day and I was close behind with 13 hours. By no means a quick job and one that…

I started by making up a batch of Tadelakt plaster which required a week to sit. This allows the sand and lime to amalgamate. On the day of application the fist layer of plaster is applied and allowed to dry to leather hard and then the second layer is applied. This layer is also allowed to dry to leather hard and then compressed and smoothed with a trowel. By the end of this step Javan had worked a 15 hour day and I was close behind with 13 hours. By no means a quick job and one that…

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How to Make Homemade Waterproof Matches - Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog

How to Make Homemade Waterproof Matches

How to Make Homemade Waterproof Matches - Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog

In deze betonnen woning overleef je de Apocalyps… in stijl

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Learn how to mix and apply tadelakt --> Online Cob House Building Lessons: http://www.members.thiscobhouse.com/online-cob-house-workshop/

Learn how to mix and apply tadelakt --> Online Cob House Building Lessons: http://www.members.thiscobhouse.com/online-cob-house-workshop/

Tadelakt, a nearly waterproof lime plaster, originates from Morocco. It can be found on both the interiors and exteriors of buildings there, including hammams (Moroccan bath houses).  The traditional finish starts out light gray and is mixed with natural colors to create a bright, striking surface.  The plaster is traditionally polished with a river stone to yield a smooth, glossy finish, which is then rubbed with soft soap to provide water resistance.

Tadelakt, a nearly waterproof lime plaster, originates from Morocco. It can be found on both the interiors and exteriors of buildings there, including hammams (Moroccan bath houses). The traditional finish starts out light gray and is mixed with natural colors to create a bright, striking surface. The plaster is traditionally polished with a river stone to yield a smooth, glossy finish, which is then rubbed with soft soap to provide water resistance.

adding a smooth finish with earthen plaster - find a recipe for it at   http://greenbuildingelements.com/2008/11/19/natural-building-101-how-to-make-and-apply-earthen-plaster-finishes/

adding a smooth finish with earthen plaster - find a recipe for it at http://greenbuildingelements.com/2008/11/19/natural-building-101-how-to-make-and-apply-earthen-plaster-finishes/

Tadelakt is a waterproof lime plaster, that is polished with smooth stones & sealed with olive oil soap. The surface is soft to the touch and warm to the eye, and can seamlessly cover walls, sinks, showers, and even bathtubs. When it is carved back, as shown here, the carving is called sgraffito.

Tadelakt is a waterproof lime plaster, that is polished with smooth stones & sealed with olive oil soap. The surface is soft to the touch and warm to the eye, and can seamlessly cover walls, sinks, showers, and even bathtubs. When it is carved back, as shown here, the carving is called sgraffito.

Tadelakt bathroom! Love the color, the texture

Tadelakt bathroom! Love the color, the texture

How to apply the layers of Lime Plaster over interior Cob base walls for a smooth finish (using a Venetian Trowel with rounded corners and chamfored edges...

How to apply the layers of Lime Plaster over interior Cob base walls for a smooth finish (using a Venetian Trowel with rounded corners and chamfored edges...

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