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[Cob] Linseed oil sealant coat for the winter?Henry Raduazo raduazo at cox.net
Tue Nov 23 13:37:56 PST 2010
You do not want to apply a finish until it is dry. I have a couple skinny tarps used for covering wood piles (3 foot wide and 20 foot long) and which I use to cover the top of the wall. This will allow it to dry out but still keep the majority of the rain off the top. This is particularly true if, like me, you put thumb holes on the top of the wall help with drying and to bond with the next course of cob. You can also use the mixing tarps folded into thirds. The idea is that the sides are exposed to the air for drying the top sheds rain. Ed On Nov 23, 2010, at 10:50 AM, Leslie Sanazaro wrote: > > Hiya everyone- > > Question: > > We just finished a cob garden wall in the backyard. We got our > first heavy rainstorm last night. The wall got hit by rain pretty > hard in several places. It's fine, but got wet. > We are planning on doing an earthen finish this spring, when > temperatures allow for proper drying time (we go up and down around > freezing here right now and I know finishes need a long time to dry). > I am wondering if we could apply the Linseed oil/dish soap mixture > I was planning on putting over the final finish to the wall now, > for extra protection through the winter. > Will the earthen finish still attach to the wall properly in the > spring if we coat the wall in linseed oil now? > > Thanks everyone! > Cheers and happy holidays- > Leslie. > > ______________________________________________________________________ > __________________________________________________ > > > Get the new cd at CdBaby.com! > > > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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