Category Archives: Lime Plaster

renovation of our lounge

The walls were still lime plaster, some on masonry and some on lath but all were painted with purple emulsion. They were pitted, some of the top coat of plaster was pealing off and the walls had been chased for … Continue reading

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stamped plaster update

It took about half an hour, but I thought it would be nice to add some colour – only water colour but the lime is so smooth and paper like it took the paint easily. an alternative technique to carefully … Continue reading

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Stamped plaster work

Stamped plaster work. Initial trials of stamping lime plaster with wooden blocks using an innovative plaster recipe. The plaster can be used as an ultra fine lime finishing plaster which can be applied 3-4mm thick and simply trowelled smooth but … Continue reading

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Renovating old domestic plaster surfaces

A testing job for my own recipe JBLime finishing plaster but one that any other lime plaster may well have not managed so easily. The walls are generally old lime plaster but have been painted with emulsion, wall papered and … Continue reading

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Tricks of the trade 2

What is my most important piece of kit? The fantastic Japanese trowels I use? My handmade wooden hawk? My paddle mixer? no none of them. The most important piece of kit is my plasterers light because without harsh side lighting … Continue reading

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Recipe for course stuff

My recipe for course stuff: 3 parts lime putty 1 part horse hair about 30mm long 6 parts sharp sand method: put the lime putty in a mixing tub such as a large trug, add the hair and stir it … Continue reading

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Silly ideas that might work. no.1

I found one of these in my local store, I think it’s for rubbing horses down. The balls rotate as you move it around. The idea: now that my plaster is drying nicely ready for the top coat, but despite … Continue reading

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