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Interior Plaster & Paints Workparty

July 18, 2024 ∞ 11:00 am - July 21, 2024 ∞ 3:00 pm


A 4-day workparty teaching about interior plasters and paints over a strawbale wall system! We will cover the essentials of the interior plaster prep and application process specific to using natural insulations and clay plaster base coats. The interior currently has clay plasters that are in need of repair, the plaster was applied during a previous learning experience before the client called our company to help fix and finish the home. This is a unique opportunity to see how to repair errors and learn what not to do! We will go over plaster finish options and showcase the art of natural plasters by also using ready mixes from our favorite natural material suppliers. This work is being completed on a fire rebuild home in Paradise, CA. We are utilizing grant funding to complete this house for a lovely women who has been living in a trailer for the past years. There is no cost to attend these workparties, our hope is to have many hands make light work and get us closer to a finished home years after these devastating fires. We appreciate you coming to learn with us and using your hands to help finish this home.

This workshop will cover:

  • How to source the raw materials that make up natural plasters

  • How to source clay and lime plasters and climate appropriate options

  • Aggregates and what is appropriate for use in plasters

  • Using carbon sequestering building materials and what that means for our planet

  • How to test and ensure good plaster and paint mixes

  • Mixing techniques and efficiency

  • Application techniques and what tools to use

  • Natural wall systems and appropriate substrates specific to natural plasters & paints

  • How to properly prepare wall systems to receive natural plasters & paints

This course is suitable for both beginners and experts. You will learn everything from the basics, how to test recipes, and apply that mix. You will leave with a confidence and understanding of how to apply exterior plaster to your own home.


July 18, 2024 ∞ 11:00 am
July 21, 2024 ∞ 3:00 pm


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