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    Lime novices in need of help!

    Blooming lounge plastered.. was the rest of that sentence
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    I suppose the bagged stuff wouldn’t change cos it can’t absorb more water... but the bags wet inside still anyway..
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    I get the point, but we did not have dry quicklime on site. It was premixed with water (slaked?). It was sold as hot lime mortar, but it was never hot. Not sure how old it was. But we still have some bagged and it’s not changed. While I don’t doubt there’s a potential issue with that, that’s not...
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    In terms of how we applied it, it was built up in about 3 goes filling in holes and securing loose stones. Mostly used a small tool and compacted as much as poss. Can’t remember how much time we left between layers (this was 6 months ago or so now) - kept to what we were advised. The other...
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    We did the hot lime ourselves with advice over phone. No, we’ve never used it. Premixed 3:1 mix crushed limestone/sharp sand/soft sand in a hot lime. A can of ggbs was mixed in just before application. As dust free as possible. Lots of wetting down. I’m not sure I’d call it used for...
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    The wall was falling to bits so it was essentially rebuilt in parts. Have to say I’m just getting more confused by the post. Gypsum is starting to feel a good alternative...
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    Yes, the dubbing we did with hot lime plaster then 2 layers of a lightweight insulating lime plaster. Ugh, when you say failed, you mean blown? Is the key not good enough or is that to do with how it’s been applied or the thickness? We had thought it was cos we let it dry too quick. 7-10mm will...
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    Thanks. I won’t state the manufacturer (only small) but it’s a 1:1 mix of fine putty and a super fine silica sand. It’s pre mixed/slaked? in buckets
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    So action plan: 1: take back the existing corner (using what and how far?) 2: wet it 3: use the finishing plaster with float and trowel 4: once cured use the corondum stone to merge the line Many thanks for taking the time to respond
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    We’ve had so much bad advice and information about what to do with our damp issue.. it’s been really hard to get to this point. Even advice from people that claim they have worked with lime told us it was better to line it. For someone who just wants their home to be comfortable it’s really hard...
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    Nope. We used a proper lime product. Not limelite. We used a plasterer who had not used proper lime before (only limelite) and that’s the risk we took. The manufacturer who quoted the 3k for the whole job (material and labour) said we would be better off doing it ourselves. We chose not to do it...
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    They, as in me? If I’m not welcome here I’ll go somewhere else. I’m trying my best to do the right thing for our house. I’m not a builder and sadly don’t have an unlimited budget. We took a risk and lost out. But we just could not justify £3k on 20sqm. We had 3 comparable quotes. We could have...
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    I would have if you could do 20sqm for a grand, in Yorkshire. o_O I’d be willing to pay for a fix.. but I fear it will also be too expensive. We should have stuck to a new build.. that makes me sad
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    I suppose my question is how we build the corners again and take them to the wall. Do we sand quite far down or is what we have sanded sufficient? Will look into the carborundum thank you. We have a float and trowel, but will be learning how to use them. We will be using earthborn paint. No...
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    Wow! Wish youd done ours!
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    Lime novices in need of help!

    Hi guys! Really hoping someone’s able to help. We have an 1850’s Yorkshire stone terraced cottage. We’ve recently had our internal lounge (facing external wall) and fireplace wall removed of gypsum. It’s about 20sqm. We were quoted £3k to have it plastered and the guy said we’d be better off...
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