Scratch and Brown Coats For External Stucco Over Traditional
 Wood Lath or Wire Mesh, Straw Bale, Adobe and Cob using Natural Hydraulic Lime




A thrown on Stucco finish, called Harling, using St. Astier Natural Hydraulic Lime, sand and Gravel.
Private residence, Bar Harbor, Maine.





   Private residence, Napa Valley, California     Private residence, Sonoma County, California


   Private residence, Santa Rosa, California     Live/Works Units, Berkeley, California


  Private residence, Woodside, California       Private residence, Sonoma County, California

Private residence, Petaluma, California


Southwest Community College
San Diego, California

St. Gregory Old Sinai Monestary
Lake County, California

   Petaluma Public Library, Petaluma, California      Private residence, Richmond, California




Before and After: Visitors Complex, Roma National Historic Landmarks, City of Roma, Texas



Before and After: Garnier Building of the Los Encinos State Park, California



Before and After: Central Park Fence, San Mateo, California




Private Historical Residence, Salt Lake City, Utah


Pie Strawbale Hermitage in Junction City, California




            Private residence, Auburn, California      Three-coat NHL on strawbale, interior/exterior,
                                                                      lime paint on interior walls


Private residence, Wrangell-Saint Elias
National Park McCarthy, Alaska Service
Located in the largest park of the National Park,
this large strawbale structure has been finished
with a three-coat lime plaster (NHL 5 and NHL 3.5)
on all interior and exterior walls. Natural Hydraulic
Lime was considered the most appropriate and
durable finish product for this harsh environment


       Private residence, Hood River, Oregon      Three-coat NHL on earth plaster on strawbale







Using Limestone sand with straight Natural Hydraulic limes along with embedded abalone shells or a cut-away Nautilus shell, as viewed here, will allow you to polish the plaster beautifully as the limestones and binder all evenly wear together to a fine finish during the polishing technique. Regular silica sand grains may pop out and pit a surface which in some cases may be a desired effect as well