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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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  • 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....

  • Delivery

    Do you delivery 5t of 20mm Cornish granite chippings to oxfordshire?...

  • Cracks in old lime plaster

    I am renovating a cottage and having stripped the wallpaper have found some cracks in the lime plastered walls. What should I use to fill the bigger ones and smooth the smaller ones, I am not expecting a perfect surface....

  • Using beeswax glaze over a claypaint?

    Could i overpaint a clay paint with the Aglaia Beeswax Glaze? - or should it only go over one of their own plaster products? Also could you describe using the Aglaia glaze please, as the data sheet isn't very expansive......

  • slaking quicklime

    I have been slaked my own lime several times, usually slaking 1/4-1t quicklime at a time. I've always used calbux 90, a 90micron fine powder also from Buxton. The result is very good putty and the process is.... hot and......

  • CLS37 Sea Dredged Brown Fine Sand - 1 Tonne - Sample

    Hi there, Is it possible to get a sample of this sand delivered?...

  • Decorator

    We have used your products to decorate the exterior and interior of our farmhouse near Gunnislake. Can you recommend any decorators to re-decorate the interior?...

  • Stockists

    Does anyone in west Cornwall stock your Buxton Limewash paint please?...

  • lime plaster for freehand sculpting

    We are due to move into a cottage ( Somerset) in the next few months. Originally it was built in the 1600's with additions as you would expect....

  • Paint for lime render

    We are going to re-enter back of our house with lime render. Which Beeck undercoats/paints would be suitable for outside?...

  • Repairs and repointing to a pond

    What ratio of prompt and sand would be best for mortar joints under water?...

  • Brick pointing

    Pointing old brickwork right mix for putty lime...

  • Masterclass with Jeff

    Hi I am interested in attending the masterclass in lime plastering with Jeff Orton you have on the website. Can you give me information on when these courses run?...

  • Concrete blocks 440x 215x100

    Please could we have a quote for approx 5000 blocks, plus sand and cement, we are in the Falmouth area . Many thanks...

  • Lime Vs Masonry Paint

    How can I tell the difference between Lime and ordinary masonry paint once it has been applied to external walls?...

  • Protecting brick surface from water and frost damage

    I live in Norfolk and have an old barn near the coast (about 500 meters: I only mention this as salt mist may be relevant to the discussion). The barn is built with quite soft Norfolk brick and lime mortar......

  • Painting lime plaster internally

    We have a house with lime plaster internally and a Dulux vinyl Matt undercoat has been put on. Dulux have said it is breathable with an SD of < 0.03. Should this be acceptable or is it impossible to have......

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