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The Perfect Earth Plaster Course
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1. Understanding and Finding Your Ingredients.
Video Overview: Introducing Your Ingredients. (18:08)
Lesson 1: Understanding the Basics of Clay, Straw and Sand (11:49)
Lesson 1 PDF: Understanding the Basics of Clay, Straw and Sand.
How To Do A Soil Test. (2:45)
Practical Assignment: Find Some Clay. (4:29)
2. How to Mix Your Plaster for the Best Results.
Lesson 2: Mixing Your Plaster (6:30)
Lesson 2 PDF: How to Mix Your Plaster
Extra Tip: Plaster Consistency. How Much Water Should You Add? (3:13)
Extra Tip: How to Use and Slake the Clay from Your Land (2:53)
Practical Assignment: Test Your Dirt.
3. Testing Your Plaster
Lesson 3: How to Test Your Plaster. (9:47)
Lesson 3 PDF: How to Test Your Plaster
Extra Lesson (Updated 2022): Watch My Plaster Testing Process (6:00)
Extra: Making a Plaster Board. (1:37)
Practical Assignment: Mix Your First Test Batch of Plaster.
4. Preparing the Surface you Want to Plaster.
Video Overview: Substrate Preparation and Plaster Application. (9:40)
Lesson 4: Prepping Your Substrate (Updated 2021) (15:31)
Lesson 4 PDF: Prepping Your Substrate (Updated 2021)
Extra: Two Easier Ways to Prime Wood for Earth Plaster. (1:05)
Extra: Prepping Gypsum Walls, Cement. Drywall, and Non-Porous Brick (PRIMERS).
Extra: How to Plaster Rough Stone Walls (4:01)
Practical Assignment: Testing Your Plaster Part 2
5. Applying the Plaster.
Lesson 5: How to Apply Your Plaster (Updated 2019) (17:04)
Lesson 5 PDF: How to Apply Your Plaster (Updated 2019)
Extra: A Beginner's Guide to Using a Trowel with Earth Plaster (3:09)
Extra: Which Kind of Trowel?
Extra: Plastering in Cold Climates
Practical Assignment: Apply Your First Layer of Earth Plaster.
6. What Went Wrong? A Trouble Shooting Guide.
Overview Video: Troubleshooting and Maintenance. (7:20)
Lesson 6: What Went Wrong? And What to Do About It. (8:32)
Lesson 6 PDF: What Went Wrong? And What to Do About It?
Practial Assignment. Adding Your Second Layer of Plaster.
7. Other Ingredients You Can Add to Your Plaster.
Lesson 7: Do You Need to Add Extra Ingredients (Updated Jan 2019) (16:33)
Lesson 7 PDF: Do You Need to Add Extra Ingredients? (Updated 2019)
Extra: Thinking of Using Lime? Read this First!
Extra: How to Make a Wheat Paste. (2:57)
Extra: How to Make Insulating Plaster
Practical Assignment: Choose Your Additive.
8. How to Make Earth Plaster Water Resistant.
Lesson 8: Ways to Make Earth Plaster Water Resistant. (6:33)
Lesson 8 PDF: Ways to Make Earth Plaster Water Resistant.
9. Maintaining and Protecting Your Earth Plaster.
Lesson 9: How to Maintain and Protect Your Earth Plaster. (7:38)
Lesson 9 PDF: How to Maintain and Protect Your Earth Plaster.
Practical Assignment: Apply Your Top Layer of Plaster.
10. Creating Beautiful Finishes (Advanced).
Lesson 10: Creating Beautiful Finishes for your Plaster (21:07)
Lesson 10 PDF: Creating Beautiful Finishes for your Plaster
Extra Video: Creating Beautiful Sculptures, Mosaics and More. (8:57)
Extra Video: How to Use the Leather Hard Stage to Your Advantage. (4:56)
Extra Video: How to Burnish Earth Plaster. (2:21)
Making Clay Paint (1:28)
Practical Assignment: Have a Go at Burnishing. It's fun!
11. From Plaster to Cob: Using a Mud Mix to Build
Overview Video: Mud for Building (11:01)
Mud As Mortar (Video) (3:59)
Using Your Earthen Plaster to Build (PDF Version)
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