Category Archives: Lime Plaster

my favourite plastering technique video

A master of plastering – I aspire to this level of dexterity and cleanliness!

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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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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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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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A ceiling in need of a stitch in time

The ceiling had a crack in it running down the centre, on inspection we found that 5 of the joists had come out of their slots allowing the ceiling to drop. So I drilled holes through each joist just above … Continue reading

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Short measures

I am fed up with opening tubs of lime putty and finding that there is not the 15 litres I was expecting, I assume I am being charged for 15 litres so why am I not getting them all? its … Continue reading

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Keying Plaster

The keying of lime plasters and renders is I suppose, best done in a criss cross diamond pattern, you see it everywhere on old buildings, and this can be done with a scratcher made from sharpened laths or maybe a flat … Continue reading

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