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Walls & Ceilings

While every interior Earthaus Plaster Finish is made for application over for general walls and ceilings, there are practical considerations to help determine which finishes are most suitable:

Sealed vs Unsealed Finishes

Tadelakt, Marble, and Stone Finishes are sealed with Olive Oil Soap Sealer. This makes them wipeable and cleanable as they are no longer absorbent. One trade off to choosing a sealed finish is that they are harder to repair/touch up.

Sand, Limewash, Slurry Finishes are not sealed which leaves them absorbent. Unsealed absorbent finishes are not wipeable. The trade off is that unsealed finishes are easier to repair/touch up.

Damage types & risk

Staining & Etching can compromise both the functionality and the aesthetic continuity of a finish. Etching may occur when a finish is exposed to foods containing acids or dyes or personal care products with acidic chemicals. For kitchen and bathroom areas that are at higher risk for staining and etching, consider sealed finishes (Tadelakt, Marble, and Stone Finishes) + the necessity of being mindful of exposures + prompt cleanup 

Chipping & Nicking can compromise both the functionality and aesthetic continuity of a finish. The risk for chipping and nicking increase in high wear and high traffic, consider using another material instead of plaster. Users assume all risk for using Earthaus plasters in high wear and high traffic areas

Care & Maintenance Guides

Steps & Skills

Fewer Steps & Less Technique Required: Sand, Stone, and Limewash Finishes.

More Steps & More Technique Required: Tadelakt* and Marble Finishes. Recommendation: Hire an experienced Plaster Artisan or DIY practice ahead of time.

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