Traditional lime based plastering, although not extensively used on todays modern properties, still remains one of the best forms of plastering for most background materials, both
internally and externally.
Gauging the right mix is essential
When lime is added to sand it produces a flexible, permeable mortar which greatly reduces the chances of shrinkage cracks and allows the backing material to breath.
The mix is let to stand for a few days
Lime plastering consists of three coat work, a render followed by a floating coat ( in coarse mortar ) and then a setting finish coat is applied ( lime and sand finish ). Hair is
always added to the coarse coat to act as a reinforcement.
Lime plastering can be decorated with lime wash or Distemper