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Armourcoat Polished Plaster

Armourcoat Polished Plaster is a zero-VOC, durable, decorative troweled finish… Read more
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Brent Ehrlich
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Armourcoat Polished Plaster is a zero-VOC, durable, decorative troweled finish. The marble powders used as the main ingredient are byproducts from the manufacture of marble slabs and tiles. The product is vapor-permeable, making it particularly well-suited to old or historic buildings.

Lime plasters can have slightly lower embodied energy than portland-cement-based plasters, and they don't include petroleum-based ingredients, as acrylic plasters do. Integral natural pigments obviate the need for painting.

Products listed here include natural lime plasters and wall coatings made from ingredients such as clay, sand, and cellulose.

Repairing old plaster is preferable to material-intensive replacement, so some plaster repair systems are also included.

LEED Credits

EQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives&Sealants

IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants

MRc4: Recycled Content

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