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Bart Glumineau
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We're live ! We just launched “The Art and Science of Natural Plaster” on Kickstarter. http://kck.st/1kX0Mrq
For the last months, Chris Magwood and I have been pouring our lives into a this educational documentary. We want to help more people to know about Natural Plaster and all it’s beneficial effects on us and the environment. We want to empower you with a real practical how-to video.



Transforming Your Home Is Dirt Simple !
Plastering your home with natural materials is a remarkably empowering, rewarding and healthy experience, transforming your walls into beautiful centerpieces in your home! 
With this DVD, let us show you the tactile sights and sounds of natural plastering so that you will be able to use affordable, local and non-toxic materials to undertake any type of natural plastering project.



If your house has walls, you’ve got the ideal scenario for using natural plaster!
You can learn to use natural, sustainable materials and hand craft them into exquisite, healthy, affordable and durable walls with your own two hands instead of using industrially manufactured and often toxic materials.
Whether you’re a professional builder or an inexperienced homeowner, the ability to work with natural plasters is within your means.
This DVD will give you everything you need to approach a wide range of natural plastering projects, from applying thick, structural plasters on new walls to applying thin finish coats on existing walls.

More infos at : http://kck.st/1kX0Mrq



Hope you’ll all jump in this social party in tribute to the beauty, health benefits and positive environmental impacts of natural plaster.
Let the mud be spread !

Get it NOW on Kickstarter !

 
Tyler Stark
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Totally in. "Alternative" building materials/methods are always interesting to me.
 
Bart Glumineau
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Here is the table of content :



Please concider backing and sharing with your network, this project can not happen without you ! http://kck.st/1kX0Mrq

 
Chad Johnson
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This looks great!

Are exteriors for cold climate possible and is that covered in the DVD?

If not, could you point me anywhere?

Thanks for all this Bart and Chris!
 
S Moore
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Looks great! We're excited to see the dvd.
 
Bart Glumineau
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Chad Johnson wrote:This looks great!

Are exteriors for cold climate possible and is that covered in the DVD?

If not, could you point me anywhere?

Thanks for all this Bart and Chris!


We are working in Ontario and Québec in Canada, so you can be sure that cold climate exterior will be part of it !
 
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Just finished plastering an outdoor wall made from super adobe--wish I had this resource just a bit sooner! I spent a great deal of time researching natural plasters and was not able to find something this comprehensive, so I am definitely supporting your Kickstarter campaign. I hope it gets funded!
 
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Ok tried to support this but kickstarter declined my perfectly good credit card. 2 different ones, anyone else having problems?
 
Bart Glumineau
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Great News, the Duke (AKA Super PAUL) is now our "Supreme Executive Producer with Bacon, Cheese and Sparkles" !
So we've been able to add some new rewards for amazing value to our campaign !
You can now get with "the Art and Science of Natural Plaster" dvd, the streaming for the "Woodburning stoves 2.0" 4 dvd set and the streaming for the "world domination gardening" 3 dvd set.
PLUS books, pdfs and more ...

You may be tempted to upgrade your participation ! Go check it out ! http://kck.st/1kX0Mrq
 
Erica Wisner
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Bart Glumineau wrote:
Chad Johnson wrote:This looks great!

Are exteriors for cold climate possible and is that covered in the DVD?

If not, could you point me anywhere?

Thanks for all this Bart and Chris!


We are working in Ontario and Québec in Canada, so you can be sure that cold climate exterior will be part of it !


I had the honor of getting a very proud show-and-tell from a natural builder in Ontario whose interior (unfinished) light clay-straw wall panels had held up beautifully despite being exposed to weather during an unexpected 2-year delay in construction. While we inspected, snow was blowing onto the wall, yet the surface was indistinguishable from the interior (protected) walls. The intended finish would have offered slightly more protection, which will likely extend the wall's life from years to centuries. I've heard similar stories about earthen walls, too - a barn that didn't get replastered for 80+ years, and the grandson had decided to learn natural plasters to get the maintenance schedule going again. The walls weathered slightly over that time; but not enough to cause structural failure over 80 years of missed maintenance.

Natural building and natural finishes are extremely resilient to cold climates, as well as hot ones.
With proper detailing they can be a great asset in wet climates too (breathable, don't trap damp or humidity like "waterproof" finishes). But proper detailing is definitely key: understanding how substrates, dissimilar materials, and weather protection details interact, and the appropriate finish techniques for each material and desired shape or texture.

Best of luck with the project!

-Erica
 
Conrad Farmer
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Love the approach to permanence (permie punny) that is resilient and low impact and organic. The wall applications are important, but what about floor applications? Maybe too obvious, but how would weight/traffic affect the various approaches?
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