Analytical investigation of traditional lime plasters: The case of Sardinia, Italy

Enrico Fodde

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The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the nature of lime plasters of a region of Sardinia, Italy. Several samples of scratch coat and skim coat were collected from both external and internal parts, and their study was assessed by employing a straightforward methodology. The conclusions are of practical implication for future conservation as the experimental analysis provided the following information: type of aggregate, ratios between binder and aggregate, calculation of aggregate grading envelopes for every subcategory, softness and management of water vapor, use of pozzolana, and nonhydraulicity of lime.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-198
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Architectural Heritage
Issue number2
Early online date30 May 2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • vernacular buildings
  • lime plaster
  • aggregate
  • Sardinia
  • experimental analysis
  • Italy


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