Monday, November 23, 2009

Finished bookshelfs

We have some exciting times at the moment with the finishing of the internal plaster. The second, and final coat, was applied late last week and it looks fantastic. The top coat is called "adobe finish ", but it is actually a plaster with white cement. The walls are still drying so we have to wait a couple of days for the final results but it is looking good.
Some hard work has gone this week but all the interior has been finalised. The plastering crew has gone home to get some rest after two weeks on the job and we are preparing for the next big job (for us), the staining of the floor. Plasterers will be back next week to finish the outside.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bedroom plastering

This week the plasterers moved inside and started with the girls bedrooms. Here are Jeremy and Evan at work adding fibreglas netting to the first coat to strengthen the plaster. The plasterers are making long days and we see some impressive progress. The inside is getting two coats with the 2nd coat labelled "adobe finish". This is not a clay or loam finish but a coat containing "white" cement and with a smaller grain size than the first coat creating a smoother (and white) finish.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Scratch coat

Some great progress this week. Evan and his crew of plasterers arrived on Monday and they cracked on with it. Monday afternoon taping of the windows and doors. Tuesday and Wednesday first coat of plaster (scratch coat) on the outside. Everything is now covered on the outside and the tarpaulins could be lifted. Main purpose is to create a breeze for drying of the plaster but it also allows us to have a good look at the plaster. And it looks good.