Still very much a novice plasterer and have been asked to do a potentially tricky rendering job. Wanted to get some advice before I dive in.
I have been asked to render the inside of a fireplace ready for the installation of a wood burning stove. And a number of queries have popped into my head.
I presume I would need to use a different mix than a standard as the heat would crack a simple sand/cement mix. Any recommendations for a mix?
I presume a lime based mix would be my best guess?
Do I use a lime based render in the same way as a standard render? (scratch coat+top coat then float finish)
There seems to be few different types of Lime? Which is the best/easiest to work with and where can you get it?
My customer has asked if the render can be dyed. I know of K-rend etc that comes in different colours but can a standard render be dyed.
Really grateful for any advice/info received.