What is lime plaster?
What is lime stucco?
What is lime ?
I am trying to disspell a few myths here,
and to provide some insight on the history of stucco, and the history of interior
Most stucco done through the 1920's was not cement at all, but lime and sand.
From the early 1930's on nearly all stucco had changed to cement mortar.
I have only seen 5 houses built before 1930 that had cement stucco. it is rare to see a building built after 1930 that had a lime and sand basecoat.
I am basing my observation on buildings in Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland.
I have seen other buildings done the same way in North Carolina, and South Carolina,
so I can assume most other places are about the same.
Lime is made mainly out of limestone, but was made from oyster shells in Eastern
Virginia. Oyster shell lime was used in Williamsburg, Alexandria, and practically anywhere near the water.
More mystic secrets about lime plaster..........
BTW: I am in Northern Virginia, in the Washington, DC area.
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