Greetings from Virginia, the most historic state.
All exterior finishes you see are REAL Portland cement and REAL sand and not the TOXIC SYNTHETIC (fake) junk that comes out of a bucket.
Did you know that making SYNTHETIC STUCCO finish, acrylic paint and other TOXIC building materials generates more pollution than all the car exhaust in the world ?
Finish is REAL cement and sand. Color is from
Espo stucco in San Diego.
|Lath and stucco
installation was done about 6
years ago by someone from Maryland. It was
already falling off the wall. The plastic lath used
was brittle, and apparently deteriorated from
hot and cold cycles, like other plastic materials.
Tearing off the plastic lath was like tearing off newspaper. More...
|Flimsy EIFS garbage blows off
We replaced it with REAL stucco. I guarantee
it will never blow off.
Color finish on Gable.
|BEFORE: Old lime plaster suffered from effloresence, due to
excess humidity in this basement. Plaster was torn off and replaced
with cement plaster.
|AFTER: New cement plaster with a
white portland cement and white sand finish.
Cement plaster is used for resistence to humidity.
Decorative color plaster finish is troweled
down. We really did this two years ago,
and I never added it to jobs in progress.
It deserves it's own page, too.
|Proteus came back to town and
did a couple of cool little projects. This durable rubber mold can be
used for pouring decorative stucco medallions, or can be poured with
plaster and drilled through the center for a decorative ceiling
medallion for a chandelier.
How this mold was made
Patch and Match