Category Archives: Lime Plaster

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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A Decorated Render

During the spring I began the creation of a Modern modelled render – not pargetting, but neither strictly sgraffito. In actual fact not modelled at all but carved into the hard surface of the render, which itself was applied to … Continue reading

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Spring 2011 Struggling with lime in the frost

January 2011 was taken up with the monumental struggle against the conditions to render a rather nice extension. A hundred and twenty metres of lime stucco onto concrete block. Thin coats, lots of frost protection and some luck led to … Continue reading

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A simple lime plaster cornice

This is in a National Trust property in Gloucestershire, UK. The building is a summer house and tends to be damp in the winter, for this reason I decided to fashion this cornice from lime plaster in situe rather than … Continue reading

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