Improving Indoor Air Quality in Wine Cellars and Tasting Rooms

 

As a decorative artisan concerned with improving indoor air quality, I would like to re-introduce you to the lovely attributes of lime and clay plaster wall finishes for homes and wineries.

 
Lime plaster surfaces have been around for thousands of years, and are perfectly suited for modern day wine cellars or other areas where moisture may be a concern, since lime plasters emit no VOC's and are mold, mildew and fungal resistant.

Clay and lime plaster walls and ceilings actually help the modern cooling system, in creating a stable climate for the room, holding the temperature and humidity in balance. Lime-based plasters dry hard and continue to cure for months by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air, and reverting back to the original limestone state.

Lime plasters are beautiful when applied, but become even more beautiful with age. Lime plasters are the real thing - the same ingredients that you will find on centuries-old walls in Europe.

Protection: Lime plaster surfaces can protect your home, family and business from some of the most common enemies...mold, mildew and dust through its unique natural properties such as a naturally high pH and dust resistance.

Durability: Lime wall finishes last many, many years against cracking, rotting, moisture and fire. They are easy to maintain and save you time and money.

Green: Clay and lime plaster finishes are rare in that they combine beauty, durability and are considered "Green and Sustainable" by industry professionals.

Thank you for your time in reading this blog post. I hope this helps lend an understanding of the wonderful and unique characteristics of lime and clay plasters, and how they can improve indoor comfort and quality of living in any interior environment.

 

Johanna Annable Creative Owner

Johanna's Design Studio

"Creating Unique Interior Walls and Ceilings"

http://www.johannas-designstudio.com

Johanna Annable lives in Vancouver, Washington and is a certified master craftswoman in the application of clay and lime plasters and venetian plastering techniques. Johanna's Design Studio is licensed, bonded, and insured in Washington and Oregon: WA-JOHANDS931CN  OR-174433


Resources and Links:

http://www.firmolux.com
http://www.italianplasters.com
http://www.stastier.co.uk/ecology.htm
http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2008/8/28/Vapor-Retar...
http://www.lungusa.org/healthy-air/home/resources/formaldehyde.html
http://www.alaw.org/air_quality/healthy_house_programs

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Tags: Air, Art, Clay, Green, Indoor, Interiors, Lime, Plaster, Quality, Rooms, More…Sustainable, Tasting, Wine, Wineries

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