New and old finishes together. New one is obviously different, but looks OK to my untrained eye.
Roughcast was as wet as we dared when applying it - would almost run off a hawk.
Render is cement/lime/sand mix with plasticiser in it. Scratch coat then thinish second smooth coat. Same mix...
There's no coarse material in the original mix. And it's only had a couple of coats of paint. Anyway, finish for new render started going on today. Going for roughcast with 2-6mm rounded aggregate. Looks pretty clumpy - I think probably due to the different aggregate sizes - roughcast is...
We're going to try two trials - one as a roughcast finish, the other with madmonk's dash and cement slurry option. We're a bit concerned about durability ( and frost damage) with a thin layer of cement slurry though - even with SBR in it, although the finish is a painted one, which would help.
Yep, it does look like that - and that's what I thought it was until recently. It's only had three applications of paint - it was unpainted until the 1980's (I have photo's) , was repainted in 2002 and again two years ago. The paint layer is really thin.
My plasterer reckons not done with a brush. Some more pics:
Looks too smooth to me to have been done with a brush. The...
I'm having a new extension built at the back of my house. The planners require me to match the existing texture of the walls as it's in a conservation area. The original finish looks like this:
House is 1929...