Galleting in the Garden

The Bronx, New York, USA – August 2008, August 2009, August 2012 On a sunny morning in August, 2008, more than a dozen volunteers gathered under an ancient mulberry tree in the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum garden. They were to begin galleting out in the historic terrace garden and return the garden walkways to their original […]

Re-Plastering the Jean [Jacob] Hasbrouck House

New Paltz, New York USA – August 2007 Restoration work at the Jean [Jacob] Hasbrouck House has been a multi-year cooperative effort between a number of non-profit organizations in the US and France involving generous donations, federal funding, a series of technical experts, and the hard work of many volunteers. Adventures in Preservation, then known […]

PastForward San Francisco 2018: Preservation for the People In SPECS!

During the summer, Melissa Luo interned at and assisted our laboratory staff with mortar color simulation projects including determining pigment and aggregate compositions and creating cured samples. She’s also working on her thesis while completing the graduate program in historic preservation at PennDesign (University of Pennsylvania School of Design). 1.0 Introduction Why do we […]

List of Nearby Hotels

The Washington House (~1.6 miles away) Official website 4 Star Hotel ★★★★☆ Colonial-era historic hotel and restaurant Call Washington House directly at 215-257-3000 rather than booking a room online. Mention and receive our special discounted room rates which are not available otherwise.   Econo Lodge (~9 miles away) Official website About $109*, 3 Star […]

Los Cinco Pasos Más Importantes Para la Preparación del Producto

English / Inglés – Descargable PDF La aplicación de la lima-para rellenar (lime plaster) es muy simila a la aplicación del Cemento Stucco. Unos pasos preventivos muy importantes de seguir para obtener buenos resultados:  PROTEJA EL TRABAJO USANDO COBERTURAS DE PLÁSTICO El control de sanar y extraer son los factores más importantes. Entre más lento es el […]

Lime Paints User Recomendations – Guide

Vibrant and beautiful, the St Astier lime paint range is the perfect compliment to lime plaster, render and harling, suitable for most backgrounds. Can be applied to gypsum plasters, lining paper, cement and lime backgrounds, bricks, blocks and untreated timber. Mixing: The general ratio is 1 volume of powder to 2 volumes of clean water. […]

Israel Nature and Parks Authority The Conservation of the Archeological Parks The use of St. Astier Natural Hydraulic Limes

Israel Nature and Parks Authority The Conservation of the Archeological Parks The use of St. Astier Natural Hydraulic Limes First Preliminary Report Prepared by Asi Shalom September 2000   Preface The National Archaeological Parks of Israel include great and important epics of history from the beginning of humanity through biblical and classical times. During the […]

Render on Wooden Lath – Guide

External rendering on wooden lath using St. Astier products. Timber framed buildings, historic or new construction have a tendency to greater movement than solid masonry construction, particularly new green timber construction.To achieve the maximum degree of tolerance to movement in a render on wooden lath, a low strength mortar of exceptional modulus of elasticity should be […]