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Kabekobo Shikkui Plaster


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Shikkui Plaster is a traditional and innovative Japanese lime plaster made of slaked lime of high calcium purity. The series consist of 3 relief surfaces, with a varying added materials like diatomite powder and sand. The surface is breathing and durable. It has been widely used throughout Japan for both internal and external walls of houses, temples and castles, as well as for ceilings and decorative purposes for over one thousand years.

How Shikkui Plaster adds value
• Natural components, no harmful chemicals
• Absorbs CO2, VOC gasses and bad smells
• Naturally kills bacteria, viruses, fungi and molds due to high alkalinity
• Naturally anti-static, prevents dust accumulation
• Humidity-regulating
• Fire resistant
• Absorbs and reflects light most evenly
• Wide range of custom and standard pre-mixed colors
• Unique and customized textures
• Much less labor-intensive and requires no sanding in reaching high-polished surfaces
• Can be used towards LEED credits
• Cradle to Cradle certified (Silver)

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