Internal Render - Cement, plaster or lime?


Postby welliegirl » Mon May 09, 2011 4:09 pm

Hi there,

We're renovating an old Cotswold stone house and whilst we've exposed stone in various rooms to great effect but the thought of another round of sand-blasting and re-pointing fills us with dread. So we thought we might try a light render over stone in some of the rooms. You the know the kind of thing? A smooth finish following the contours of the stone, often painted white. Sometimes seen in old pubs, Cornish cottages that sort of thing.

Traditionally I think this would be done with lime render but is there an up-to-date way of achieving the same look? Can it be done with standard plaster or cement render?

Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
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Postby welsh brickie » Fri May 13, 2011 10:46 am

the mix you require is 4:1:1 sand,lime,cement the lime gives the render more grip and flexibility
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Postby welliegirl » Sun May 15, 2011 8:45 pm

Hi. Thanks for advice. We'll do that then.
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