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Cob: outdoor plaster >lime renderCharmaine R Taylor tms at northcoast.com
Fri Jan 19 10:13:20 PST 2001
Hi you could do first a clay plaster with cow/horse manure in it, this will help. If you do a simple lime plaster the bench will be pretty darn white unless you add a lot of dark earth /clay for pigment. I have done this and it can work. be sure to design a drain groove on the seat of the bench, near both sides/arms so water will naturally drain off..pour a bucket of water onto the bench and see how the water leaves, or wher it puddles. Lime plaster is a ration of 1:3::1/2 one lime, 3 sharp sand, 1/2 more or less of chopped fiber or hair (goat) you can see recipes for renders and limewashes at: http://www.northcoast.com/~tms/render.html render is plaster for exteriors. When you have clay in the lime it also sets up harder and makes a type of Roman cement. the bench will erode over years, but can be re plastered and patched. a bag of hydrated lime 50# sack is $8.00 approx, soak in cold clean water (covering lime) 48-72 hours min, then add to sand , add fiber and mix well for 20 minutes, let set in bucket 48 hours then use as plaster, add very little water to temper. Thanks, and email me with any questions. Charmaine Taylor/ Taylor Publishing PO Box 6985, Eureka CA 95502 707-441-1632 www.dirtcheapbuilder.com email: books at dirtcheapbuilder.com PS: visit the Good Used Books page too at: http://www.northcoast.com/~tms/used.html +++++++++++++++++++++++
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