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