Lime in the mix

#1
Prob been discussed before but can’t find the info. Was thinking of going back to the old way I used to render. 6:1:1 Sand:cement:lime. Anyone else still use lime and for what reason
 
#2
Prob been discussed before but can’t find the info. Was thinking of going back to the old way I used to render. 6:1:1 Sand:cement:lime. Anyone else still use lime and for what reason
Same as you mate.always for the dash mix cos it bulks it up nicely and holds the stones better I find
 

carys

Active Member
#6
Prob been discussed before but can’t find the info. Was thinking of going back to the old way I used to render. 6:1:1 Sand:cement:lime. Anyone else still use lime and for what reason
Dubing out on stone work and I use just a touch when dashing
 

theclemo

Private Member
#8
Use it in winter to set the render faster. Not in summer as it sets it to fast and get hairline cracks
 
#17
Not to be technical but hydrated lime is used as a plasticser, and also to increase suction in subsequent coats, ie tryolenne, pebble dashing, or wet dash. Use of hydrated lime is fought with problems because of shrinkage chemical plasticser much easier to matain mixing ratio too
 
#18
Not to be technical but hydrated lime is used as a plasticser, and also to increase suction in subsequent coats, ie tryolenne, pebble dashing, or wet dash. Use of hydrated lime is fought with problems because of shrinkage chemical plasticser much easier to matain mixing ratio too
I use nhl 3.5 , never had any problems , although its a pretty stable climate here in Bedford perhaps
 
#25
How do yo
how do you leave a nap finish



Sponge float over it. Throw drop water, rub it lightly and nap. You have to be very carefurl because if you nap to hard, it shows all over the wall. Done correctly it looks good. TBH, I've always rubbed up with sponge to finish after floating but starting to like napping instead. Will get close up pics next time for ya. Its like a sort of light artex finish with S&C.
 
#31
Sponge float over it. Throw drop water, rub it lightly and nap. You have to be very carefurl because if you nap to hard, it shows all over the wall. Done correctly it looks good. TBH, I've always rubbed up with sponge to finish after floating but starting to like napping instead. Will get close up pics next time for ya. Its like a sort of light artex finish with S&C.
Good cheers
 
#32
Sponge float over it. Throw drop water, rub it lightly and nap. You have to be very carefurl because if you nap to hard, it shows all over the wall. Done correctly it looks good. TBH, I've always rubbed up with sponge to finish after floating but starting to like napping instead. Will get close up pics next time for ya. Its like a sort of light artex finish with S&C.
So still finish with a sponge and float