By Reggie Bullard
love your site! And agree with you on the EIFS garbage wholeheartedly. Found you when an employee asked what I meant by "bag finish". I explained andthen wanted a more technical answer for our specifications. A google searchBag finish
uncovered you. As we are practically neighbors (we're in Clarendon) I hope our paths will cross in the field.
There are lots of varieties of bag finishes on old houses in the Washington area.
The old plasterers I used to work with used to carry burlap
the job years ago to make floats. They didn't have rubber floats back
These were called croaker sacks in Richmond because they
Patterns were made by putting mortar in the bags and smacking
dipping the bag in water, dipping the bag in mortar, or a variety of
depending on the imagination. I still do this stuff the way it was
me by old plasterers to match existing patterns.