Natural Clay Plasters have been used extensively in buildings all over the UK and indeed all over the world for thousands of years. Although it is not widely known, there are thousands of buildings with clay materials in their structure in the UK alone, many of these being Clay Plasters. Often, Clay Plasters are not recognised because they have been painted over or have a thin lime putty coating. Many Clay Plasters are still performing well after many centuries both in vernacular buildings and in higher status properties.
Natural Clay Plasters are not just important historic materials that require proper repair and preservation; Clay Plasters are also a viable and high quality material for use in standard renovation work and within modern building contexts.
Clay Plasters were used extensively in a variety of historic buildings up until the 19th century. Their disappearance was partly due to the separation of agriculture from construction as a result of the Industrial Revolution. The disappearance was not related to Clay being a primitive material nor had it failed. The disappearance can be linked to the changing economic conditions of the time, which is a crucial fact to remember when looking at Clay Plasters, Lime Plasters and Lime Mortars in practice.
Clay plasters have many complex qualities that require a proper understanding. Given this understanding, they can perform to a very high level and are durable and attractive in any application
American Clay Earth Plasters are a natural, environmentally friendly way to finish any interior. Non-toxic and made in North America, these plasters are an alternative to cement, acrylic and lime plasters, offering superior color, richness, texture and depth not found with other finishes.
With 110 Standard Colors and eight Natural Depth accents, you can recreate your favorite vacation destination, or turn your home into the beach or mountainside you’ve always wanted to visit!
The natural oxides and ochers used in our Color Packs ensure your finish will be naturally resistant to UV rays and will not experience the kind of fading normally associated with other finishes.
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