Making and Applying Your Own Natural Finish Plasters

  • 22 Oct 2016
  • 23 Oct 2016
  • Peterborough

Making and Applying Your Own Natural Finish Plasters

October 22-23, 2016
9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Endeavour Centre, Peterborough

Instructors: Jen Feigin & Chris Magwood

Workshop Description

You can make your own natural finish plasters to bring the beauty and benefits of natural building to any home, whether renovating a single room or building a new home..

These homemade clay and lime plasters can be applied on any typical wall surface, including drywall (painted or new) and plasters or masonry of all kinds. The plasters are made from easily obtainable, affordable natural materials and can be mixed and applied at home in a vast range of colours and textures.

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Natural clay or lime plasters add a dimension to a room unobtainable with any other finish. In addition to their inherent beauty, they are non-toxic and can help regulate humidity in a room. They are durable and repairable and the best way to make your home a more natural, warmer and healthier place.

In this workshop, you will learn how to source the required materials, prepare wall surfaces for plastering, mix and tint plasters and apply to wall surfaces. During the workshop, you will create a series of sample boards in the colours of your choice to take home to help make plaster choices for your own home/project.

Entry Requirements
Open to beginners and experienced plasterers

Early Bird- $295
Regular – $350
Fee includes healthy lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available)

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