flat boy skim
anyone give me an idiea on how its mixed and applied plz
tryed that and its not working for me mateneeds to be 2 sand to 1 lime ...for finish..
You need a fine silica sand mixed with lime putty ( 1:1) :RpS_thumbup:
Is it this one http://www.womersleys.co.uk/pdfs/plasteringwithfat.pdfI'm sure there are different ratios that can be used, but I'm using this at the minute and I'm sure it's a 50:50 mix marra :RpS_thumbup:
LINK>>>>> Womersley's Ltd 2
I'm using a garden sprayer to lightly damp the walls, (never soak them!) then apply it like any other finish coat BUT then I work it with a sponge float. It can be finished with the sponge float for a more open finish or a steel to close it right in or a car sponge for somewhere in between. Then there's the aftercare, the baby-sitting of the walls that they don't want to pay for :RpS_thumbup:
would you leave each coat of finish a day? did you trowel up with a steel trowel similar to gypsum?ive done a lot of this, i wouldnt use a nhl for finish,lime putty add to that silversand ,lightly dampen the background,use a crossgrain float between coats,
Two coats Flynny, but you can put a third on if you need to. As I said, I apply it like any other finish. It's slightly heavier work but lovely to use if you get my meaning marra. :RpS_thumbup:
I ain't an expert on lime by the way, so stand to be corrected, this is why I keep asking DANNY for a lime section :rolleyes)
how many metres did you get out of that tub also did you float the wall with lime or was it a reskim?You can close it in the day after and the idea is to keep it from drying too quickly by giving it a spray now and again over the following week.
Yes it's the 'Fine Stuff' in this link (Â£10 + vat)
Womersley's Ltd 2
It'll have a little bit of water on the top which you need to whisk back into the mix, but other than that it's ready for use, then just bang the lid back on until you need some more.
Did you get it delivered the right consistency, how many coats and over how many days did you leave it.Depends how thick you're putting it on, but you should get about 10 metres from a tub, walls were floated with lime yes, and a ceiling to overskim :RpS_thumbup:
float coat was 3:1, cos i know you're gonna ask:rps_wink:............and some man-made fibres as well. Scratch coat has horse-hair or similar:rps_thumbup:
The number of coats will depend on your walls, what are you going onto marra?
can i just add
you should not finish with steel trowel as this will bring lime to surface and also you can reduce breathability
the finish should be lightly textured by using a float or sponge to finish
I agree that a float or sponge finish is better, but you can use the steel if so desired.
I'm only passing on my (limited) experience/knowledge of lime and as I said I stand to be corrected, so the more people that contribute to these threads the more we can gain a better understanding of lime :RpS_thumbup: