The beautiful earthen plaster on these drywall walls creates a gently textured matte finish that suits the look of the plastered straw bale walls. Using earth pigments and ochres for the colour also complements the natural wood of the timber frame.
The colour plaster for the drywall walls in this house combines white clay, finely chopped straw, and earth pigments to form a thick mixture that is applied with a metal trowel.
There was a big push to get the drywall finished so the owners’ family could help them paint on a certain weekend. Hanging the drywall sheets goes fairly quickly, but waiting for the drywall compound to dry between coats challenged our tight time schedule. Using fans to improve ventilation makes a big difference, especially in a basement with small windows.