Misting the Walls

After all the conscious effort you have made to keep your walls dry, you are now going to contradict your good bale training and turn a hose on them! Most plasters consume water in order to cure, and dry straw will wick away too much water to allow for proper curing. Plasters affixed to damp straw further strengthen the bond between the materials.

Avoid applying a direct stream of water at the bales; rather, apply a fine mist. Careful work with a garden hose and a spray attachment will suffice, but a back-pack sprayer as used by land-scapers is also suited for the task. You can use straight water or lime water. Keep the walls damp as you proceed, since they will tend to dry out quite quickly.

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