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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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  • Repainting over lime wash

    Dear forum I hope this is a straightforward one .. I have a lime washed paint ( about 10 years old ) over my internal lime plastered walls all in Good condition I just want to repaint with Earthborn......

  • Painting interior granite wall

    Hi I am currently renovating a granite wall cottage in s Newlyn and would like to paint one of the interior walls white but am conscious of ensuring it is breathable. I’ve read about the SD value on your website......

  • Paint cracking and peeling off interior walls

    The house is 400 yrs old with very thick stone walls. Some walls have been covered in plaster and painted, and in some areas this paint has cracked and is peeling. The house is very exposed and in the last......

  • Delivery to France

    we have an old house (1640) are looking for paint for internal walls which we understand have been lime rendered and also walls which are modern plaster board. We thought that the Beeck range would be good for these. 2......

  • Internal cob walls

    We live in a house with an original cob section that was extended with rendered block work extensions during the 1980s and 1990s. As a result, the external face of the front if the building is a cob wall and......

  • Internal painting of a converted barn

    Good morning Very impressed with the advice you are giving on your website so could I ask a little for myself? I live in a barn converted about 20 years ago where some of the internal walls have......

  • Looking for a paint for an exterior lime plastered wall

    I want to apply a finish coat on a limeplaster (exterior wall). I am looking for a recipe for a limepaint. I was thinking about rockdust with lime and maybe some fine sand. How do I prevent dusting of the......

  • Interior walls

    Hi we renovated a house in Germany about 5 years ago, the internal walls have lime wash paint , over new lime plaster, we find that in some high traffic areas the plaster chipps easily and the paint is still......

  • Paint removal and breathable paint

    Hi, I wonder if you can help. I own a part timber frame part brick house. The timber framed part is c.400 years old and the brick extensions are c. 200 years old. The house has been treated badly in......

  • Breathable paint over earthen plaster earthbag building

    We live in Northern Arizona (30 miles south of the Grand Canyon). We will be building a small earthbag building and want to render exterior walls with earthen plaster (sand and clay with straw fibers). Because we can experience monsoon......

  • Water spots on my internal wall

    Hi, we had our bedroom re-plastered last year using lime, we have used Earthborn paint on it. In the last month or so I have noticed that we have water marks in certain places on the walls. Not damp as......

  • Paint removal and breathable paint

    Hi, I wonder if you can help. I own a part timber frame part brick house. The timber framed part is c.400 years old and the brick extensions are c. 200 years old. The house has been treated badly in......

  • 1920's semi detached solid wall town house

    Hi Usual black spot mould internally and external masonry paint blistering Can anyone tell me if I need to remove all of the external paint from the exposed end of house where the......

  • 1920's semi detached

    Free end of house suffers from water damage and internally black mould growth externally there are large areas of flaking paint will we need to remove all of existing masonry paint to treat with lime paint to allow......

  • Painting Victorian cellar walls

    Hi, We live in a south London c.1900 London terrace. We have a cellar which is dry, but the walls are dusty, ventilation is good, now! The walls have previously been painted - I’ve removed everything that is loose. I......

  • 1920's semi detached

    We have a house that suffers damp on the end wall Having read extensively about lime paints and the need for the solid wall to breath etc My only question is do I need to remove......

  • Re-painting lime rendered external wall

    We have a lime rendered external wall done about 3 years ago. We painted it using your products and advice. A section of the wall gets splashed by passing traffic and so is dirty and needs reprinting. Before we do......

  • Painting fresh lime plaster

    Hi, I have recently replastered my kitchen walls in natural hydraulic lime to achieve better breathability, and I now want to move on and paint the walls. I have read that I need to leave the walls for up to......

  • Prompt

    Is there a builders merchant in Manchester area who supplies prompt....

  • 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......

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