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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.

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  • SD level of interior clay paint, earthborn

    Having read your useful info on breathable paint, i decided to go for the earthborn range. However, when finding the actual one i want, clicking on the data sheet, there is no mention of the SD level... what is it......

  • Ready mixed lime putty mortar Cotswold or Bath stone colour

    Hi, can you produce ready mixed Lime Putty Mortar in a Bath stone colour for general pointing work, estimate I require 1-2 tons delivered via hi-ab to Cirencester Gloucestershire. Thanks Bob Davis...

  • stabilisation

    I am refurbishing an old schoolhouse constructed from sandstone random rouble with dressed quoins. the inner surface is very dusty and I need to have a instead timeframe added to this. How do I treat the dusting internal surface to......

  • Damp walls

    Our 200 year old brick built cottage has a damp problem in the bedroom. It has had damp patches for 20 years to our knowledge. Having stripped off the current paper there is a combination of lime plaster and modern......

  • Painting of exterior hydraulic lime with silicate paint system

    Hello there, I hope you can give me some advice. How long after new hydraulic exterior lime render has been applied to brickwork can it be overpainted? The render was applied on 7/10/17 to the upper front exterior of a......

  • Paint over brick and flint internal wall

    We recently moved into a barn conversion which has one internal wall made of brick and flint. This is really dark and I wondered if we could apply a white "wash" or something similar to lighten it up? I would......

  • Stock

    Do u have Top Soil available and if so how much including delivery to Bodmin. Cheers...

  • pizza oven paint

    Hi. I have just received the paint Beeckosil fine and The Fixativ .on the instructions after stage 2 it says thin the Beeckosil with 15% neat fixative and apply. How much of the Beeckosil do i need to mix with......

  • Pizza oven paint

    Hi I have a clay pizza oven and wanted to paint it so it could be left outside in the rain do you supply anything I could use for this ? It would be stored inside over winter but would......

  • Internal lime plaster

    We have some damp on an internal wall. We have removed the cement render that was over the stone work. Some stone work has been previously replaced with some concrete blocks. Can we render over these with lime render? Or......

  • Expanded clay floor base/ insulation

    Have you, or could you arrange delivery to ireland ? I'm looking for approximately 6m3 of clay insulation for under a limecrete floor. Calculatio say .15m death x36m2 Could also do the limecrete process 36m2x 60mm Dept ufheating On .1m......

  • Internal Granite Pointing

    Hi, We’ve just bought a granite cottage in Ashton near Helston. Some of the walls inside are pointed with just concrete ( recently I think as there’s a heavy smell of concrete in the house). We want to replace......

  • Church interior

    Advice for breathable interior coating suitable for use on wall coated with old distemper...

  • pebble delivery

    pebble for area in rear of house - laneway too narrow for big truck. front is elevated off road with a railing - does truck have ability to lift bag up and over rail?...

  • Breathable Paint

    I have an old basement floor slab that is subject to seasonal moisture coming up from the ground below. I would like to paint the concrete but am concerned about trapping moisture that is being forced through the slab by......

  • Paint for internal woodwork

    We are renovating a 1950's bungalow and want to use a paint which is kind to us and the environment. The external walls are lime rendered and most of the internal are gypsum. We are tempted by the mineral based......

  • Painting an exposed brick wall in a kitchen

    We are planning to have a solid, exposed brick wall in our Victorian terrace behind the sink and hob in our kitchen which we'd like to paint white. I'm aware of the importance of allowing the brick to breathe, especially......

  • Sandtex paint on Cobble, Flint and Brick Walls

    Hi, We have a 200 year old cottage with cobble and brick walls and the rear has been painted with Sandtex to cover alterations and poorly done repairs. One wall had previously been lime washed and the Sandtex......

  • Internal fireplace wall

    We want to plaster a fireplace wall, where a log burner is used. It is constructed of cob wall at the back and breeze block at the front, what would you recommend using for the base coat and top coat......

  • Can limewash be applied to concrete based render?

    We have a rendered stone cottage built early 1800's approx 1 mile from coast in west Somerset. Our cottage is in bad need of painting as it has been neglected by previous owners. Can we use lime based washes and......

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