Plastered Walls are Making a Comeback, Naturally

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Decades ago, lathe and plaster walls were common in many homes, but with the advent of less labor-intensive (and less expensive) drywall, those days are long gone.  However, if you’d like to achieve the warm look of plaster in your new or historic home, you still have options.  Whether you live in the Southwest or in the Northeast, natural clay plasters work well in any climate.  Today’s natural plasters are beautiful, durable, breathable, non-toxic, and don’t off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  There’s no need to paint over these natural plasters as the color is integrated into the mix. 

  • American Clay Earth Plaster is manufactured in the USA and is composed of natural clays, recycled and reclaimed aggregates, and vibrant natural pigments. Earth plasters are non-dusting; resistant to fading, mold and mildew; repairable; and they also regulate moisture and humidity. Dozens of colors, textures and finishes are available.  You can win $500 worth of American Clay product and a set of American Clay trowels, OR $1000 cash, in the company’s Room Makeover Contest.  Entries will be judged upon aesthetics/appearance, creativity of project and use of materials. Enter before August 1, 2009.
  • Dimensions Plaster uses imported 100% all-natural lime plasters and mineral pigments from Italy in their Venetian, Grassello, Marmorino, Travertino, and Tadelakt plasters.

Tag(s): Green Building, Greening the Home

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