Papercrete is an alternative construction material made from a paper-like fibrous material mixed, Portland cement and clay or soil. Papercrete dates back to 1928 when it was first patented. Since the late 80′s Papercrete has had renewed interest as an alternative or environmentally friendly building material due the amount recycled paper used to make it. The fiber in Papercrete makes it fairly flexible which tends to crack less than stucco mixes. It is commonly used in earthbag and rounded or domed structures. Once dry it has a fibrous texture and gray in color. Spray papercrete in layers to let the mix dry as you are building thickness. This will give more surface area than papercrete blocks for faster dry times.
Papercrete Photo Gallery
Brandon has started a geodesic papercrete dome in Arkansas using shrink wrap, metal tubing and sprayed papercrete for the insulation. Also included is 7 steps to spraying papercrete on geodesic domes. Keep reading on Brandon’s dome adventure…
Mix Papercrete – Papercrete Recipe
This is a good place to mention and thank Clyde and Kate at Eve’s Garden. They were early users of our sprayers for papercrete and they have done a great job of building, sharing and teaching. Keep Reading…
There are many approaches to building papercrete homes. Building near Phoenix, AZ, John Annesley found designing his papercrete homes is the most efficient by using the local adobe in the mix. Keep Reading…
Stucco Sprayer for Walls
The Tirolessa USA Stucco Sprayer can be used for applying plaster, shotcrete, papercrete, earthen mixes, plastering a stucco house, traditional one coat or three coat stucco, GFRC, stamped concrete, stucco fences, organic sculptures, and more!
Wall & Ceiling Stucco Sprayer
The new Wall and Ceiling Combination Sprayer has a stainless steel hopper for unmatched durability. The unique hopper angle and overflow flap allows for application on ceilings or higher areas. It can be used to spray mortar, plaster, small scale shotcrete, papercrete, earthen mixes, and more!
3-Hole Plaster Sprayer
The Plaster Sprayer is a favorite tool of concrete artisans and plastering professionals. The stainless steel hopper is extremely durable and easy to clean. The extension handle and hopper handle are designed to give you good control, balance and comfort while you are applying material.