A Homeowner's Guide to Plastering

A homeowner's guide to plastering, including a plaster prime, earthen plasters, moisture management, lime plaster and cement stucco.



This homeowner's guide to plastering will help homesteaders understand how to work with plaster.
This homeowner's guide to plastering will help homesteaders understand how to work with plaster.
Photo by Dan Chiras
A new earthen-plaster straw bale home in Colorado.
A new earthen-plaster straw bale home in Colorado.
Photo by Dan Chiras
Earthen plasters require the handiwork of folks who don't mind getting dirty.
Earthen plasters require the handiwork of folks who don't mind getting dirty.
Photo by Dan Chiras
Earthen-plastered buildings, like St. Francis de Assisi church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, have weathered the centuries.
Earthen-plastered buildings, like St. Francis de Assisi church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, have weathered the centuries.
Photo by Dan Chiras.
Natural plasters easily lend themselves to artistic expression and flights of fancy.
Natural plasters easily lend themselves to artistic expression and flights of fancy.
Photo by Dan Chiras
Synthetic stuccos are used in exterior insulation and finish systems like the one shown above.
Synthetic stuccos are used in exterior insulation and finish systems like the one shown above.
Photo by Dan Chiras
Chart of types of plaster and stucco.
Chart of types of plaster and stucco.
Chart by Dan Chiras
A less environmentally friendly finish, cement stucco is still commonly used on exteriors of buildings and homes in the Southwest.
A less environmentally friendly finish, cement stucco is still commonly used on exteriors of buildings and homes in the Southwest.
Photo by Dan Chiras

















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