Problem Solver - Lime Plaster

Problem

Lime plaster is 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) Non-hydraulic lime plaster can also be made to set faster by adding small quantities of gypsum plaster.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Dry brush the surface down using a stiff bristle brush to remove any loose materials

Brewers recommends:

If any mould or mildew is apparent, treat with a suitable fungicidal solution, rinse again with clean water and allow to dry.

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Fungicidal Wash 1L
    - A 1 litre concentrated multi surface treatment to prevent the growth of surface mould on timber and masonry

Depending on surface substrate check condition and carry out any remedial works required to make sound

Brewers recommends:

Stage 2 - Topcoat

Once the surface is clean and all loose material has been removed, paint with a limewash if that is the finish required.


Or apply an appropriate breathable topcoat and allow to dry, followed by a 2nd coat to finish.

Brewers recommends: