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Cob: Re: natural remodelPatricia Kerns pkerns at twistedroad.com
Tue Oct 23 12:12:31 PDT 2001
I have only tried this myself on a very limited scale (and not on walls), but Athena Steen has redone part of the inside of her home by putting up burlap on the existing wall. She used a very sticky clay slip (think it was pottery clay) to adhere the burlap to the wall by running a trowel over it, kind of like a squeegie. This created a surface amenable to an earth plaster/paint. You might look at the Steens' web site (the canelo project, probably at canelo.com) for more info. Patricia -----Original Message----- From: Ted Schluenderfritz <ted at fidelitas.org> To: coblist at deatech.com <coblist at deatech.com> Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 6:24 AM Subject: Cob: natural remodel >Hello, >I ended up buying a 90 year old house and I would like to fix up the >finished attic space. It's got some sort of wall board that was painted >with a lead based paint (full of holes and peeling wallpaper on top of the >lead paint). Would it be possible to cob/plaster or light-straw-clay over >the walls to provide some additional insulation and to protect my family >from the lead. would this be too heavy for the floor? > >what about the ceiling which has the same wallboard type material on it (I >believe the previous occupant used drywall tape/compound on the seams--it >looks like a very bad job of dry-walling) > >Has anyone done this on an existing structure? > >Thanks for any help you can give! > >Ted > >
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