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Cornish Lime Forum

Cornish Lime believes we have a duty of care to help protect our built heritage and to share our knowledge and experience with our customers, whether they be trade, professionals or members of the public.

This forum is a place to help others, provide opinions and to ask questions. Please don't be afraid to get involved. Please bear in mind that while we will try to give helpful advice to anyone, each application is different and everyone has different methods.

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  • Masonary paint

    Hi, I need to repaint a modern (mid 1980s) house over existing masonry paint, what type/brand I have no idea as it is a second hand house. The rest of the wall construction from the outside in is concrete render......

  • Stone walling

    How much do u estimate 1 bag of sand to build ( 4"cut stone )allowing for a 5 to 2 mix , I need enough for 130m2 Many thanks Wayne...

  • Hempcrete as a Sustainable Building Material?

    Hello, I'm an interior design student from Falmouth. I'm very interested in the use of sustainable building materials, particularly hemp and hempcrete. My previous project was about removing the stigma behind marijuana. I was hoping you could answer some questions? ......

  • What paint can I use for the exterior of my listed building?

    I have a Grade II* listed house that has cement render (over brick and earlier render that was originally ashlar-scored) and many layers of paint applied. The render appears to be sound, so we intend to leave it alone for......

  • Granite Chippings Coverage?

    I need to put granite down and need it to cover 23 metres of land in total, how much should I order (1 tonne or more?) how quickly could you get it delivered to Perranporth? Thanks very much...

  • Barn Conversion Thermal Insulation?

    we will be converting an 19thc bank barn in the Autumn. Rather than board the walls for insulation purposes, we are wondering if you supply a thermal lime product? If not, do you recommend any other product?...

  • Interior painting of stone mullions?

    Hi, This is a bit of a vague question but looking for a bit of advice. Our house built in about 1983 has stone mullion window surrounds. We purchased the house in 2012 and all was decorated. Some of the......

  • Lime plaster on riven lath?

    Do you keep in stock riven lath. Enough for 5sq m...

  • Lime putty Mmx for tuckpoint ribbon

    Hello Folks I have a front elevation of a red brick Edwardian terrace which needs in its entirety reporting in a tuck-point - a red backstop mortar with black putty ribbon inlay. Could you offer some advice on the......

  • Lime putty mix for tuck pointing ribbon

    Hello Folks I have a front elevation of a red brick Edwardian terrace which needs reporting in a tuck-point - a red backstop mortar with black putty ribbon inlay. Could you offer some advice on the knocking up of......

  • Painting an exterior retaining wall

    In my garden I have a long exterior retaining wall (holding back earth). It is currently a brownish finish. I'd like to paint it - but not in a block colour. I was thinking a sort of 'wash' / 'chalky......

  • White pebbles 20-40mm

    Do you have these in stock and how quickly can you deliver them please?...

  • Repointed granite wall damp on inside.

    Our converted barn granite wall was reprinted with lime mortar last summer as it gets very damp on the inside during the winter, the wall faces the prevailing wind and rain. The inside has been rendered with normal concrete, I......

  • Painting of random stone wall. inside and out

    Some of the walls of The Old Jail House. at Kenton are of random stone with irregular finish both inside and out. They have previously been painted with modern paints witch is flaking. Without a flat surface it is difficult......

  • Hot lime

    Do you supply hot lime....

  • Slate plum

    Please could you tell me how much 18.5 M2 would be?...

  • suitable white paint for a pizza oven

    I want to paint a concrete pizza oven white, and i'm told you are the company to approach. the oven is insulated, so doesn't get too hot to touch. It's out doors so needs to be an exterior finish. what......

  • Post damp proof work paint

    We have a Victorian house brick house with no cavities in the walls. The house is on a hill and the ground floor is part basement. We've had a damp specialist tank and re plaster the walls due to penetrating......

  • Lime wash

    Hi just wondering if you have experience in this are, I have plasterboard walls and ceilings that butt up to rendered walls that I have lime washed But the White plaster lines show through primer and five coats of......

  • Shipping to US

    We need about 100 kilos of goat hair for a lime plaster project at Montpelier. Do you ship to the US? Virginia? Thank you....

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