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Keeping the character

Discussion in 'Video Tutorials On How To Use The Plasterers Forum' started by Nicholas8323, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Nicholas8323

    Nicholas8323 New Member

    A lot of useful information on this site I’m finding it very useful. I’d like to ask a question if I may. We are doing a barn conversion at the moment using traditional materials where we can. Lime render plaster on stone walls etc. Inevitably when converting the building like this there will be some new stud walls built . Now I fully understand that you can use traditional lath and lime plaster to create these walls but this isn’t a route that I have decided to go down. the walls are stud work with plasterboard and I’m trying to keep the character by getting the finish right on these walls. I’m using the trim tex rounded bullnose corner beads which are giving a nice rounded soft edge but my question is, when plastering these boards how or what is the best way to keep some character making it a good finish but a more grainy and imperfect one rather than the super modern ice rink flat.

    Any advice and opinions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you, Nicholas
  2. JessThePlasterer

    JessThePlasterer Well-Known Member

    Skim the board, smooth and leave it. So it's still flat but matt and will have imperfections. I did this at my mates 500 year old cottage, looked nice when painted and not too cottagey but not too new either
  3. Topspread16

    Topspread16 Well-Known Member

    Did one about 15 year ago where customer wanted limelight sponged up on the Stone and block and bonding on the studs wasn’t for me at first but warmed to it once it was complete. Since bonding reduced the size of vermiculite it could be similar to what your after. Try different ways of finishing it on sample boards. Sponge it the Just as it’s going green a light spray and flexy trowel so it with be flat and smoothish but pitted at the same time.

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  4. Vincey

    Vincey Private Member

    Chuck gear on and follow with a brush
  5. Builderboi

    Builderboi Well-Known Member

    Use one coat and sponge up
  6. Stevieo

    Stevieo Well-Known Member

  7. choppa

    choppa Well-Known Member

    Throw some bonding in with the mix the rub with a fine sponge on last stage of troweling to bring the grains up.
  8. flynnyman

    flynnyman Private Member

    Show us what your trying to match up to?
  9. Dropsalot

    Dropsalot Private Member

    In the dark.
  10. vfr12

    vfr12 Private Member

    R50 or R 100 over painted surface if you want to match other walls in the house
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  11. zombie

    zombie Private Member

    Sounds hideous!!!
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  12. malc

    malc Private Member

    thistle universal is a grainy finish that can be applied to plasterboard. it is white in colour.
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  13. robbiboy1970

    robbiboy1970 Active Member

    a couple of hand full of building sand in a mix with 10L (ish) thistle board finish ,,one coat and a soft brush from floor to ceiling ......when painted it looks like whitewash
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  14. Nicholas8323

    Nicholas8323 New Member

    Thanks for this. Just googled this as I didn’t understand. so the r100 r50 is a bridging cost so I could use a line render coatthen whitewash?
  15. Nicholas8323

    Nicholas8323 New Member

    I alpreciate all the comments here all good stuff.

    I’ll try to post a photo tomorrow.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018
  16. Nicholas8323

    Nicholas8323 New Member

  17. vfr12

    vfr12 Private Member

    Both r50 and r100 are finishing coats, very nice finegrain and uniform finish, which you can’t get with limewash.
    Still patchy.maybe if you zoom in you can see the grains. I can’t see anything on my phone:rolleyes:
  18. zombie

    zombie Private Member

    Acknowledge new areas as new and contemporary & old areas as old!
  19. JDM0703

    JDM0703 New Member

    Does anyone know if its actually possible to match the rendering on the picture? I moved in after (I'm guessing) a vent had been removed and would ideally like to repair the patch rather than persuade all of my neighbours to change the rendering along a block of 10 terraced flats.

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  20. vfr12

    vfr12 Private Member

    Re render the whole bit
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  21. JDM0703

    JDM0703 New Member

    There are 6 areas with this patch of rendering so that would require everyone in the block to agree to all of them being rendered, no other options?

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