How to Build a Straw Bale House : Various Finishes for your Straw Bale House


There’s lots of different ways you can finish
your straw bales. There’s plasters, there’s different types of cement stucco finishes,
and I’m going to read you a couple of different mixtures of the cement stuccos. One is your
scrathco. You’re going to use two bags of cement, one bag of lime, and thirty-seven
rounded shovels of screened, clean sand. Your brown coat, you’re going to use one bag
of cement, one bag of lime, forty-five round shovels of screened, clean sand. And you’re
finished coat, you’re going to use a bag of cement, a bag of line, and forty rounded
shovels of screened, clean sand. Real fine sand, or even silica sand for a really smooth
finish if you want that real special kind of a look on the outside of your house. So
believe it or not, the way you make your mixtures of your cement in your stucco and your plasters,
really makes a difference so really keep an eye on it. It’s got to be like a recipe-
try to keep it the same all the time so your stucco or your cement or plasters are consistent,
and have at it.

1 thought on “How to Build a Straw Bale House : Various Finishes for your Straw Bale House

  1. for these stucco mixes , you should give exact ratios… rather than 37 round shovels .. also bags of cement may be different sizes, in different parts of the world… Round shovels will be different sizes also

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