Sussex Lime Plastering offers a friendly and professional service for your lime plastering and lime mortar needs to bring your historic building back to it's former glory.
Preparation is a very important part of any project and must be done right, removal of blown plaster damaged laths, old render, raking out of brickwork etc, is all undertaken to ensure the end result will last for many years to come.
With a wide range of tools on hand there are no hidden costs for 'specialist' tools or equipment. One thing to keep in mind is access, the hiring of scaffold may be needed for some projects.
If you have any questions, queries or would like us to come and have a look at your historic property then please get in touch.
Internal Lime Plaster
Whether it is a repair of a lath and plaster wall/ceiling or a solid wall repair or a complete refurbishment of a property, the appropriate method and materials will be used.
We also carry out all work needed on the outside of your property. Repointing of brickwork, renders and flint work repair and renovate.
Lime plasters are not just restricted to old buildings, it can also be applied to modern plasterboard to give any building that 'old' feel.
The steel float finish has a smooth to the touch feel .
The sponge finish has a beautiful subtle texture to it, a little like a medium sandpaper.
The wooden float finish is more suited to outside rendering as it has a much coarser finish, that being said, it also looks great on internal walls.
Getting the correct mortar mix is very important, as using the wrong aggregate will dramatically change the colour and appearance of your project.
Here at Sussex Lime Plastering we can take a sample of your mortar and have it analysed to get as close to the original mortar as possible. This is achieved by using specific blends of sands and grits, and may also require the addition of a colour pigment or larger stone to achieve the correct finish.
The finishing touch to your project may be to add some colour to the finished plaster. Below is just a sample of Earthborn Claypaints colours, with over 70 colours to choose from, these Claypaints have a luxurious ultra-matt finish and are highly breathable. For internal walls and ceilings.
Limewash is also an excellent, more cost effective way, to add some colour to your walls and ceilings. Limewash can be used both inside and out.
Please contact us if you have any questions