Category Archives: technical stuff

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

Posted in Lime Plaster, technical stuff | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Lime Plaster, technical stuff | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Lime Plaster, technical stuff | Leave a comment

update on silly ideas 1

On reflection it really was a silly idea in that it did work but was totally not needed. And this is the point. Despite the mix being 1 lime to 2 sand and the plaster being on average 20mm thick … Continue reading

Posted in technical stuff, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Lime Plaster, technical stuff | Leave a comment

Tricks of the trade number 1

This wall, being damp, had over the years been repaired with a host of materials, plaster board, metal lath and cement, universal one coat and gypsum. All that was removed and the wall was pretty undulating and there was a … Continue reading

Posted in Lime Plaster, technical stuff | 1 Comment

Lime for beginners training course. Cotswolds Rural Skills.

So another course has come and gone. We had fun. and sun. and got a lot of work and learning done. So what happens on a John Byrne led lime workshop? We start with an introduction to the ingredients: limestone, … Continue reading

Posted in Training courses, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

my favourite plastering technique video

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

Posted in Lime Plaster, technical stuff, Training courses | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Lime Plaster, technical stuff | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Lime Plaster, technical stuff | Leave a comment