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Let’s Clay! Adorn Your Walls With Natural Clay Plaster

8/4/2009 12:00:00 AM

Tags: clay, clay walls, American Clay, clay plaster, wallcoverings, interior design

There are so many eco-friendly ways to finish the walls in your house– including natural wallpaper and low-VOC paints. One of my personal favorites is clay plaster. It’s durable and can provide years of reliable protection with little maintenance. Best of all, clay plaster is both waterproof and breathable, resisting water penetration but allowing moisture trapped in the walls to escape. And you don’t need a professional to install it. Applying clay plaster is an easy DIY project and can even be done using your hands. 

American Clay, which comes in 40 natural colors (and unlimited custom colors), is one of my favorite clay plasters because it’s made using resources from the United States. American Clay plasters don’t outgas, resist mold growth and are easy to maintain 

The Natural Body Day Spa in Atlanta, Georgia—the first spa in the Southeast to receive the U.S. Green Building’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification—finished its walls with American Clay plasters. “Reducing our impact on the earth is always at the forefront of our thoughts when designing a new spa location,” says Cici Coffee, founder and CEO of Natural Body Spa and Shop.

Watch the video to learn how to use American Clay. Have you used clay plaster in your home? Let me know in the comments section.

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