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[Cob] Plaster Mildew

Jill Hogan jill.hogan at
Wed Oct 15 14:25:16 CDT 2008

Isn't lime a fungicide that is why it was used so extensively

Regards Jill
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: michael montagne 
  To: Coblist at 
  Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 11:03 PM
  Subject: [Cob] Plaster Mildew

  The rains have started here in Portland.  I re-plastered my oven this summer
  with a clay/sand plaster.  There are now several spots of mildew that appear
  and only go away when it gets hot and dry.  Since it won't be hot and dry
  for many months, I'd like to see about getting rid of the mildew.  I've
  heard of incorporating borax in the plaster mix to help prevent this sort of
  thing.  I tried a borax/water wash that didn't seem to help, at least

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