The mix was much thicker and stickier than the first coat too, so my hope of having an easier time was not had. In fact it was waaaay more difficult running a trowel over the walls. The good news is tho... I could walk without discomfort and raise my arms above my head the next day... quite a good result really.
This would be an appropriate time to thank our regular volunteer Paul, a Melburnian who is in the planning stages to build his own straw bale home and comes along on the weekend every now and then to help out... and I suppose pick up some tips and tricks. Thank you Paul for organising your RDO for Tuesday and assisting us in the rendering... your help was invaluable.
|The chain gang|
|Paul balanced on a ladder|
which sits on a temporary balcony
|AC works her way up the wall;|
as you can see the top section has
not been trowelled yet.
I'm told the cracks that have already formed along all the outside walls is a natural occurence, and so long as they don't become wide open gaping chasms, it's all A-ok. Hmmm...
|The next day... part dry|
and the cracks start showing.