Friday, July 06, 2007

'Fuq il-Fil' - Fair faced wall.




What you are seeing here is what is called 'Fuq il-Fil' - Fair faced wall. It is done by first filling the gaps between the each stone with white sealer. After the whole of the facade is done , it is sanded finely. The finished result is where the man is working and the other side is not sanded yet.

11 comments:

Peter said...

Nice demonstration, explanation... and result!

According to the shadow, the poor man seems to work during a hot hour of the day!

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is different-looking. He must be making a lot of dirt and dust with the sanding.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

The Cooking Ninja said...

Beautiful! Lots of work. Hope he has a mask to protect himself from inhaling all those dust from sanding.

inspired said...

looks good ;o]

Dina said...

abraham, I can tell you, that this work does give alot of dust and dirt whilst it is being done, luckily today for me the wind is blowing the other way so I am not getting any of it, being I live across from this building.

Peter, actually it was around 9a.m. still but the sun was already strong.

cooking N, He was not wearing any protection gear at all.

inspired, the work does look good once it is finished cleaned and dusted away.

Sally said...

Thaks for the explanation of the process in action.

Wanda said...

Very nice pix, and I love the way you give us good information and comentary.

Martin Stickland said...

That's clever!

I like your cakes in the photo below! Yummy!

Have a nice weekend!

Susan said...

What a very pretty finish. Thanks fo the lesson. I bet the fnished result feels as smooth as silk!

RUTH said...

So smart and clean. It sounds similar to what we call "pointing" when gaps are filled with cement and smoothed.

Dina said...

Ruth, I think this is the same yes.