What's gone wrong here?

lngn2

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Lime plaster job down in Hampshire. Cracks all over the place. Anyone care to venture a diagnosis?
What's gone wrong here?
 

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Yes. For the avoidance of doubt this was the work of a pair of subbies who are blaming it on the materials.
 
Did they use fibres in the scratch and allow enough time between coats and plenty of hydration
Yes - scratch was haired. There were complaints the top coat was too wet (!)... We are coming to the view that it's been massively over-worked (an electric float was used...). The below shows a panel using the same material done by our builder recently. Chalk and cheese..
 

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It should be left for good few weeks to dry between coats, in the meantime sprayed regularly and covered in damp hessian, thats the way we used to do it, small cracks in scratch are nothing to worry about but yeah not the topcoat
 
It should be left for good few weeks to dry between coats, in the meantime sprayed regularly and covered in damp hessian, thats the way we used to do it, small cracks in scratch are nothing to worry about but yeah not the topcoat
Ha, yes indeed. The blokes who did it are insisting it's fine so think it's going to be an insurance job.
 
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