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Comment on How to Apply a Three Coat Lime Render by Adam Brown

Hi Lee Older bricks are very often porous and it can be difficult to achieve the correct moisture content in order to prevent the render from drying to quickly. Often before rendering we advise to saturate the wall and allow it to begin to dry back and then spray water when/if required, this may take a little time, but it is easier to control the suction of the wall. It also may help if you were to apply a slurry coat of lime, sand and water to the walls and cast/throw on a base coat of render when the slurry is still tacky, the slurry can help control the suction from the brick and the casting/throwing action ensures a good bond between the substrate and the render. If you have already applied the render it will likely be a case of monitoring and spraying the walls with water repeatedly to prevent the render from drying to quickly, this will be time consuming but if the render is already applied is the only real way to keep the wall damp. It is also advisable that any heating is turned off. Kind Regards Adam

Comment on How to Apply a Three Coat Lime Render by Lee

Hi. I am attempting to render the walls inside my house using NHL 3.5. I had to take off old cement render which was preventing the walls to breathe. The exposed bricks just seem to endlessly absorb water & dry out quickly. Am I best keeping an eye on the newly rendered wall by routinely spraying each coat so not to risk the render drying out too quickly or am I doing it wrong? Thanks

Comment on Why Use Beeck Mineral Paint by Tim Strang

Have you considered Moroccan polished lime plasters.....ideal for wetroom situations, and all lime of course.

Comment on How to Apply a Three Coat Lime Render by Adam Brown

Hi Jimmy Providing there are no waterproofers added to the sand and cement mix, NHL3.5 and a suitable sand will be fine to go over this. Kind Regards Adam.

Comment on How to Apply a Three Coat Lime Render by Jimmy

Hi...doing a wall at the moment...its been scudd edd with a 2:1 mix of sand and cement...is this ok to use nhl 3.5 oher it?

Comment on Beeckosil Application by Adam Brown

Hi Phil We would advise that the staining is removed before painting. My concern here is that if the stain is soluble it may keep coming back, as the paint is chemically bound to the wall you should be able to clean it, but if the stain is underlying it may be difficult to clean as the paint will try and reject liquid. The stain would almost be locked into the surface as the paint is chemically bound. Do you know what is causing the staining to take place or could you send me any photos? In terms of application a roller is fine to use, i would also recommend waiting for the temperature to cool, at the moment it is very hot and the paint will be subjected to quicker drying. There are additives which can be added to the paint (Beeck Base V) which can extend the open time, so this may also be an option. If you have any questions please contact me. Kind Regards Adam

Comment on How to Apply a Three Coat Lime Render by Adam Brown

Hi Gary Using NHL3.5 without putty is fine, small amounts of putty are sometimes added to try and help improve the workability, but this is usually personal choice of the applicator. Kind Regards Adam

Comment on How to Apply a Three Coat Lime Render by Gary Lee

Hi, If I'm rendering with NHL 3.5 do I need to add any lime putty in the mix or is the NHL ok without the putty. Thanks Gary

Comment on Beeckosil Application by Phil Guy

I have a large area 3 storey gable end with chimney lime rendered 7 years ago. There has been a chemical reaction with the brickwork beneath leaving black lines which follow the brick mortar beneath plus some hairline cracks. Will this staining need to be removed before painting with Beeckosil? What do you recommend. I have tried sugar soap to remove this and it seems to work. Also being such a large area 8x5mt keeping wet edges may be difficult. Would you recommend rollering the top coat instead of brushing?

Comment on What Are Mineral Paints by Adam Brown

Dear Fenella I have arranged for samples and information to be sent out to you, it should be with you early next week. If you have any questions please contact me. Kind Regards Adam
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