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Joshua Stevens
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We are finishing the wattleing of our timber frame walls and are about ready to start making the Daub/cob to press onto the wattle. My research has provided the recipes for the daub and lime plaster, but unfortunately not the exact sequence for applying each…

Can anyone tell me specifically how long to let the daub/cob dry before plastering?

Do we need to mist the daub walls before applying?

How long does the plaster then need to dry before lime washing?

How long do finished panels need to be protected from rain and other weather after finished?

Thanks all
Josh



 
Thekla McDaniels
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Well, Joshua, I am not going to be much help here. With earthen mud, it is not a matter of timing as in number of hours or days. What you will want to do is learn what to look for to know you are ready to move to the next step. The drying depends on so many things, like relative humidity, how much wind is blowing- or light breeze- how wet it went up, how thick a layer.

I searched the building forum, here is the link that will take you to where they discuss finishes.

http://www.permies.com/forums/f-154/Finishes

You can browse there for conversations about the process you intend to use on your structure. You can follow the link, and repost your question there...

hope that helps

Thekla
 
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