Traditional Lime Plaster

Lime Plastering

Capital Plastering Ireland are traditional lime rendering specialists.

Lime plaster is a type of plaster composed of sand, water, and lime, usually non-hydraulic hydrated lime (also known as slaked lime, high calcium lime or air lime). … Traditional non-hydraulic hydrated lime only sets through carbonatation when the plaster is kept moist and access of CO2 from the air is possible.

Lime render is applied to give protection to walls built of poor quality rubble stone or porous brick or to walls in exposed locations facing driving winds.

Lime renders were traditionally applied to give protection to walls built of poor quality rubble stone or porous brick or to walls in exposed locations facing driving winds.

They help by acting like a sponge, absorbing rainfall then allowing it to evaporate rather than soak into the wall. Most cottages and houses built of rubble stone would have been rendered originally and they tend to suffer from penetrating damp if the lime render is removed or replaced with a cement rich render.

They help by acting like a sponge, absorbing rainfall then allowing it to evaporate rather than soak into the wall.

There are many different ways to apply render depending on the type of finish required, the type of lime used and the preference and experience of the person applying it. The following should give you an idea of some of the common procedures but is by no means the final word.

Capital Plastering Ireland are traditional Lime rendering specialists no job too small and we will gladly give you a quote for lime rendering.

For more information or to arrange a free no obligation quotation contact Capital Plastering Ireland today on 085 87 10 30 4

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