Lime plastering a wall, can you use one coat of lime base or finish
Good day, my friends, In this video, I’m answering how to lime plaster a wall with one coat of lime base or lime finish, easy with plaster knowledge.
I’m answering a wonderful lady, Hally, who loves her husband so much she actually called me and asked to make a video to tell Milton, Happy birthday.
These guys are serious DIYers.
That expression of love so moved me. I did indeed call Milton and say Happy Birthday.
Milton asked about paging on a lime finish.
This reminded me of “old man Whitey” more than 35 years ago when I carried him while working with a union plastering shop.
I kept asking, Old Whitey, when are we going to parge some walls?
Little did I realize, I kept using the term paging out of content.
Old man whitey used to smile and say, “so, you want to parge some walls, huh?”
Finally, one day, when we had tons of time, it would take him two hours to spread the lime while I did pull-ups and twiddled my thumbs and asked a million questions.
I said again, what’s paging?
Whitey explained the benefits of parging lime over walls made of branches, bricks, rocks, logs, or anything else. The lime preserved the branches to protect occupants from bugs, like Mosquitoes, lice, spiders, ticks, and many other parasites not seen by the human eye.
He continued saying rats like warm rooms with food on the floor, but their little yellow teeth can’t chew through limestone. But, of course, the same applied to snakes and other curious critters.
I said, dude, why didn’t you tell me this long ago? His way was to just his smile. Moving on, in this video, I wish to explain a deeper knowledge of lime plastering.
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I apply my half an inch with as few troweling strokes as possible, and with just enough pressure to get it to hang, now I wait for it to darken just a bit, the means its setting.
Here’s the real art in knowing plastering materials. FYI, there are no tricks or secrets, just common sense that comes with practice.
When I place my wet trowel on this half-inch and wish to Create a glass finish.
I first wet the setting finish coat with water; then, I move the excess lime around to smooth out the lines. Too much troweling with brute strength instead of finesse the finish separates from the wall, blisters, or spider cracks.
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