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Earthen plaster over cinder blocks

 
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Hey folks,

I hope everybody is safe and healthy.

I have a question about earthen plaster over a cinder block wall. Due to the current climate I have to put my initial plans on the back burner and make a plan. I am going to renovate the only building on my property so that it is comfortable for habitation. As far as i can tell it was a stable. But who knows. It is made out of cinder blocks and I reckon that it will make quite a charming garden cottage once I am done with it.  

My question is, can earthen plasters be used over a cinder block wall? Clay plaster for the inside and lime for the outside?

Any experiences, suggestions, and insights welcome.
 
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YES
If you fasten a wire mesh or expanded mesh firmly to the blocks, that material will then provide a key for clay plaster to stay attached.
Plaster mesh
 
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Lovely, thank you
 
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