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About byrnesurfaces

conserver and repairer of historic surfaces

Plastering with my own Lime Rich Mortars

I have been lime plastering for a number of years and over those years I have usually bought in ready mixed course stuff and fine stuff, however I have recently developed my own finishing plaster as mentioned already and I … Continue reading

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JB Lime Finishing Plasters

The first field trials began this week. After a number of weeks of trials, adjusting recipes and readjusting recipes I sent 130 litres to the Cotswolds to be applied by someone else outside of my own house. The feedback was … Continue reading

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lime plastering plasterboard. with the correct tool and material it works well.

This intriguing little tool I purchased from  Arford enterprises – www. it is manufactured for the rubber industry apparently I bought it because I have had occasion to apply lime plaster to plasterboard. you will wonder how it applies … Continue reading

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JBlime finishing plasters

JBLimeplastering will soon be producing high quality lime finishing plasters, They are designed to overcome the drawbacks of many other ready mixed finishing plasters, They are designed to minimise cracking, to spread easily, to be applied up to 4mm thick … Continue reading

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John Byrne – director of JBLimeplastering has moved to Appledore, North Devon. Although JBLimeplastering is still operating in Gloucestershire it is branching into the SW peninsula creating and repairing lath and plaster walls and ceilings and other lime plastering projects – Training … Continue reading

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The colour of a house

One of the privileges I enjoy is the opportunity to make my mark on the landscape, and when a client has the boldness to choose a rich colour for their house it is a chance to make a statement. The … Continue reading

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Recipes and

Apparently the top search on this site is for  “correct mix ratio silver sand nhl2 lime” . I can answer that, There is no correct ratio but a good one would be between one and one and half portions of sand … Continue reading

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Smooth and crisp and even.

There is this house and the owners had done a considerable amount of the work themselves, and very good it is too. However they did need some help with the plastering. They had already got a first coat of hemplime … Continue reading

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Chalk lime plaster from AngliaLime

It might seem a recipe for trouble if the aggregate in the plaster is not sand but crushed chalk, very sticky and smooth yes but tremendous shrinkage also. Yes that is true but Anglialime put so much hair or fibre in … Continue reading

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lath problems

This is a quick aside. A customer had a ceiling he needed me to plaster, he had already fitted the laths, sawn oak, he had fitted them really well with very good spacing, the job was simple the ceiling only … Continue reading

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