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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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  • 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......

  • Damp to internal walls

    Unsure as what to do. We have a solid hardwood flooring and investigation says there are no leaks. We been told it's rising damp but other professionals have said it's due to condensation. Not sure how to solve problem. Visible......

  • Payment & collection

    Can I buy and pay online and get a friend to collect?...

  • Cornish granite delivery

    Hello Looking to cover an area in Cornish granite to a depth of 1.5in over 16x12ft I've worked out I will need around 1.2 tonnes, in terms of delivery cost would I be paying for one bag or two ? ......

  • Fungicidal wash

    Hi, I am about to paint the front of my cottage. It was re- rendered in a lime based mortar a year ago, and it looks good. I did the side of the cottage last year with an Earth Born......

  • Insitu cove

    What lime should be used to mix with casting plaster to run a length of cove insitu. Can you help me please. Regards Craig...

  • Cornerstone Drymix NHL 3.5 CLD45 Mortar 1:3 mix

    Is this product suitable for re-pointing interior granite walls which will then be lime washed? I don't want the pointing to look too coarse as it will be visible....

  • Courses

    Hello Do you plan to have training courses this autumn and winter? If so, when?...

  • delivery

    Hi I live in Torquay Devon, do you deliver to this area? Thanks...

  • Grainy lime putty

    Hi all, can anyone advise on lime putty please? I've used it for years and always found it gets creamier with age. However, I bought a batch of 6 tubs recently and have found that 2 of these are dryish......

  • 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? ......

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