Clay and lime renders, plasters and paints
A how-to guide to using natural finishes

By (author) Katy BryceBy (author) Adam Weismann


Web Description

This book was previous published under the title Using Natural Finishes.

"A splendid book. A real addition to what's out there and very complementary to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings' technical manual on Old Building repairs." - Kevin McCloud, presenter of Grand Designs

"This highly informative and sumptuous book shows how the threat of climate change is also an opporunity to make buildigns more beautiful." - Sunand Prasad, president of RIBA (Royal Insitute of British Architects)

With the increasing awareness of eco-building techniques alongside the desire to make our homes healthier, the historical benefits of using natural renders and paints are being rediscovered. Clay and Lime Renders, Plasters and Paints is an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing and application of lime and clay based plasters, renders, paints and washes.

  • Step-by-step instructions for applying lime and clay based plasters, renders and paints.
  • Information on the benefits of natural finishes for personal health, the environment, and for buildings.
  • Drawing on traditional methods & materials for using lime & clay finishes on new and historic buildings.
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date online resourceguide to suppliers, practitioners and courses.

Easy to follow DIY projects guide the reader through all aspects of using these natural finishes, with beautiful photographs of techniques and examples from the UK and abroad.