Shipping to US?

Hi Jerome, thanks for your enquiry. Yes, we can ship putty to the US.  Can you email justine@cornishlime.co.uk with your requirements and we'll come back to you?  Many thanks

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Repainting house

Thanks for getting in touch.  Best practice is to remove the existing exterior paint.  However, Beeck Rensoil could be applied over the existing paint (providing its sound) and it wont seal the sur...

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Product choice

Thanks for getting in touch. If rendering/plastering over you could use our Walling Mortar - here's a link to the product: https://cornishlime.co.uk/products/clearance/walling-mortar/ If you...

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Avoiding shrinkage when bricklaying

Thanks for getting in touch.  We would advise soaking the bricks beforehand, keep the pointing damp for at least 1 week and use hessian to keep the moisture in and prevent wind and sun drying. If ...

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Lime putty for outside repointing

Thanks for getting in touch.  Our CLM35 (pre mixed with lime putty and sand) would be appropriate for this.  It will dry a buff/biscuit colour. Alternatively you could use our Drymix CLD35 NHL2 - ...

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Repointing

Thanks for getting in touch.  Our CLM35 (pre mixed with lime putty and sand) would be appropriate for this.  It will dry a buff/biscuit colour. Alternatively you could use our Drymix CLD35 NHL2 - ...

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Repainting house

Thanks for getting in touch. The best option would be to remove the existing paint that's on the exterior.  However, Beeck Rensoil could be applied over the existing paint (providing it's sound) a...

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Sealing Stone Wall after Lime Mortar

Thanks for your enquiry. No, the walls shouldn't be sealed with anything after the mortar has cured as this will stop any breathability.  If you wanted to retain the aesthetic of the stonework and...

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Drying time between coats

Thanks for getting in touch.  Ideally you would apply the topcoat the following day.  If this isn't achievable then allow 7 days between coats. You will need to allow a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks bef...

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Cornerstone Insulating Render

Thanks for your enquiry.  Anything fixed to the wall requires the fixings to back into the brick (as is the case for any lime render/plaster). The Insulating Render could be applied as a heavy b...

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Best sand for lawn dressing?

Thanks for your enquiry.  We have a product that we call "Growing Medium" but it's a blended compost product mixed with sand.  It might be helpful if you're local to pop up and see us so you can se...

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Fireplace restoration

Thanks for getting in touch.  The Insulating Render that you have is out of date and we would not recommend using it. Also, because of the fibres in it it's not really suitable for fireplaces. We ...

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Mottled effect for lime render?

Thanks for your enquiry.    If you have a photograph of what you're looking to replicate and can tell us what materials your plasterers have been using we may be able to advise further.  The colour...

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Pizza oven paint

Thanks for getting in touch. I have attached a link to our colour card and details on our Beeck Renosil system. https://cornishlime.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Beeck-Colour-Card.pdf https...

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Skimming plasterboard cieling

Thanks for getting in touch.  On to a plasterboard ceiling you can use Breathaplasta but don't put PVA on first.  Alternatively you can use our ready mixed CLM66 but you would need to put something...

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Putty surface filler

Thanks for getting in touch.  With the CLM66 it's a putty-based product so we would suggest you use our Putty Filler which is a wet product in a tub.  It is finer than the CLM66 and will work well ...

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Stone walls cement mortar

Thanks for getting in touch.  Our Beeck Maxil Pro paint would be suitable for you.  It is a breathable emulsion and we can colour it to over 240 shades.  You can read more information here: https:/...

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Repairing internal walls

Thanks for getting in touch.  If you're able to send some photographs to us we can take a look for you.  We have several products available but if we can see the issues you're having we can tailor ...

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carrier boards and lime mortar

Thanks for getting in touch. This would be the only way we would generally recommend if you need to build out.  Celenit maintains vapour permeability, so won’t hold or trap moisture. It will als...

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Applying CL66 over Plasterboard

Thanks for getting in touch.  Setting times will vary depending on the suction of the background.  CLM66 doesn't have a chemical set like modern plasters and it will likely set faster over the blue...

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Which mortar would you recommend ?

Thanks for getting in touch.  Internally you could use our putty mortar or one of our Cornerstone products.  It depends on what you're doing with the product and what you want to achieve.  Perhaps ...

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Lead time on builk bags

Thanks for getting in touch.  You don't mention the product that you require or your location but our sands and aggregates are all in stock for immediate despatch and ready mixed mortars can be pro...

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Lime render room on granite

Thanks for getting in touch. We would suggest that you use our CLS28 sand for the base coats as it is a good, washed & well graded sand perfectly suitable for the rendering that you're underta...

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Colour matching

Thanks for getting in touch.  If you're able to send us a wet sample of the colour that you're looking to match or a piece of card with the colour painted on we should be able to match this in our ...

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Stipple paint on lime plaster

Thank you for getting in touch. It's difficult for us to state where you'd be best starting but if you wanted to send through some photographs this would be helpful so we can look and advise acc...

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Lime training day

Thanks for getting in touch.  We don't unfortunately have a full theory day that we can hold online but we do a Lime In Building CPD session which you are welcome to attend.  The next date for the ...

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Cornerstone

Hi, thanks for getting in touch. You can use the Insulating Render as a scat coat or you can use NHL2 as your base coat.  Either will work fine. Please don't hesitate to ask anything further.

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Granulometry Lime Mortars

Thank you for getting in touch.  These products are made using a coarse yellow sand such as our CLS28 which is a 5mm down flint sand.  If you are looking for product that uses a different sized san...

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External lime render paint

Hi Andy Thanks for getting in touch.  If you're able to send us some photos it would be really helpful.  We have a paint removal system called Scheidel which is on our website - you might look t...

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200 year old stone garden wall

Thanks for getting in touch.  We have a couple of options for - we supply a dry ready mixed mortar that you can just add water to.  This product can be found on our website here: https://cornishlim...

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Supplier near taunton

Hi I may need your advice but I’m looking for a mortar I can bed 2 blue Lias flagstones onto. I would use it to point in between them as well. It needs to match as near as possible some existing f...

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Tanking

Hi John, thanks for your enquiry. It is a very difficult situation and one area where the building regulations regularly fail older buildings. Whilst many tanking treatments claim to be breathabl...

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Badly Coated stone Wall

hanks for contacting us.  With this one it's difficult to say as you may need to allow for repointing as well as re-rendering as it could be a cement mortar. In regards to appropriate material, ...

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breathable paint

Hi Adam,  thanks for getting in touch.  If you wanted to send an image across it would be really helpful.  Please send to justine@cornishlime.co.uk and we can take a look at it for you.  Many thanks.

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Help and advise

Hi Cliff You could either use 6 of our CLM28 ready mixed coarse mortar or 6 of our Insulating Render and then finish with our CLM66 which you'll need 1 bag.  The Insulating Render can be applied...

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Help and advise

Hi Cliff, thanks for your enquiry.  Yes, please - if you could email some images through to justine@cornishlime.co.uk and we can advise accordingly.  Many thanks

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Interior Cob wall

Thank you for your enquiry.  Our Cornerstone Insulating Render would be very suitable here - you will need around 7 bags for the area and depth that you have mentioned.  Once completed you could us...

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Waterproof tanking

Hi, thanks for getting in touch.   We would suggest that you mix 1 part Prompt to 1 part Sand or 2 parts Prompt to 1 part sand to create a waterproof material.  You willl need to add a cap full of ...

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Wendy

Thank you for getting in touch.  We assume that you're looking at paints for a pizza oven or similar and whilst we don't market these paint for that application we have had great feedback from thos...

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Beeck paint for plinth

Thanks for your enquiry. For the Beeck paint to work best, you would need to remove the existing layer as the paint is only as good as the surface it is applied to.  Beeck Universal Full Colour ...

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Size of container

Thanks for getting in touch.  Our Limewash comes in 10L containers.  We estimate a coverage of 5m2 per litre per coat. Please let us know if we can help further.

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Dealing with damp on lime washed wall

Hi Steve, you won't be able to limewash over S P Plus as there's not enough absorbency for the limewash to work properly. If you want to discuss in further detail please give us a call on 01208 79...

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Dealing with damp on lime washed wall

Thank you for getting in touch. S P Plus could be used to try and help shed water and prevent it from ingression into the wall. However, as it is only as good as the surface it is applied too, t...

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Bulk Aggregate

Hi Peter, thank you for getting in touch. Would you please be able to supply us with a postcode so that we can get an accurate quotation for you?  We currently have two types of 20mm granite but i...

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Dampness

Hi Richard,  thanks for getting in touch. Which product are you referring to please?  If you wanted to run through any technical information please give us a call on 01208 79779 and we'll be able ...

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prompt lime

Hi Craig, thanks for getting in touch.  You can order Prompt directly here: https://cornishlime.co.uk/products/lime-binders/prompt-natural-cement/ Or alternatively please give us a call on 01208 7...

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Which paint

Thank you for getting in touch.  Our Beeck Maxil Pro is the paint we would suggest you choose.  It offers all the things that you require except that when a breathable paint is applied it can pull ...

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External paint for bricks below dpc

Thanks for getting in touch.  We would suggest you look at our Beeck Renosil paint as this will be the most suitable for you.  You can view the details here: https://cornishlime.co.uk/application-...

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Flashband and bitumen primer?

Thanks for getting in touch.  In all honesty it's impossible for us to comment without seeing it.  If you're able to forward any images to adam@cornishlime.co.uk we can take a look for you.

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Internal lime mortar

Thank you for getting in touch.  There are a few ways to deal with your issues.  You could use our CLM28 putty mortar which is a wet ready mixed product or our CLD30 Drymix product which you add wa...

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NHL 2 or Hot Lime

Thanks for getting in touch.  We wouldn't necessarily say that either one is easier but in terms of mixing then NHL2 is probably easier and safer.  The sand you use needs to be clean and washed.  M...

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Gypsom plaster on cob

Thanks for your question.  It would be best to carefully remove the gypsum, but there is a chance this can damage the underlying substrate and this will/may need to be addressed accordingly.  Unfor...

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Coarse or Fine Beeckosil

Thanks for getting in touch.  Beeckosil Coarse is used as a base coat of paint where there are surface imperfections or hairline cracks.  You would then go over this with Beeckosil Fine as your top...

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Damp walls

Thank you for your enquiry.  Yes, letting your property dry out is the first step and then you can consider the type of render that you would like to apply.  We would recommend that you look at out...

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Temperature for Mastic and oil

Thank you for getting in touch.  Although the freezing point of linseed oil is -20C approximately the mix will not firm up in those temperatures and any frost forming could form inside the material...

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Repairing cracked plaster

Thank you for getting in touch.   It's a little difficult for us to give you an answer without seeing the issues but generally speaking lime fillers wont work with gypsum and even if they can, move...

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Basement dilemmas

Thanks for getting in touch.We would go with the vented stud option, however we are unable to offer specific advice on this type of work as there will be unique factors depending on the building an...

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Wood wool boards

Hi John We have used woodwool boards (cement) on our TF extension on our random rubble building conversion. Beware! We are using Savolit boards, screwed to wood battens at 600 centres, in turn scre...

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Flaking and Cracked Lime Render

Thanks for getting in touch.  Looking at the photographs that you've sent in we would suggest that the existing limewash would need to be cleaned back and ideally removed as it is compromised.Once ...

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Wood wool boards

Thank you for getting in touch.  Unfortunately wood wool boards mineralised by lime are not available. The main issues with using lime for this process are that as lime is weaker than cement so you...

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frost damage

Thank you for getting in touch.  Our Beeckosil paint system would be a more long term option.  It will offer the same level of vapour permeability compared to a limewash but as it chemically binds ...

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patching large holes

Thank you for getting in touch. We would suggest you chose our CLM28 fibred putty mix for your first coat onto the laths, CLM28 as your second coat and then CLM66 as a fine plaster for your thir...

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Lime mortar and protection

Thank you for getting in touch.  Generally Spring and Summer are the best in terms of conditions.  Please have a look through our guide: https://cornishlime.co.uk/application-guides/apply-three-coa...

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Lime wash

Thank you for getting in touch.  Lime wash can be applied almost immediately onto fresh lime plaster as it's just a thin coat of lime. Please read our guide - Safe Application Of Limewash which yo...

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Granite lacquer

Thank you for your enquiry. The Asur data sheet mentions that it can be used on lacquer.  We would suggest purchasing a litre sample as a trial and seeing how you get on. A link to the technical ...

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Beake sp plus

Thanks for your enquiry.  The coverage for the S P Plus is between 2m2 and 4m2 per litre depending on how porous your background is.  You can find further information on the product here: https://...

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Etch & Fixative time limits

Thank you for your enquiry. It should be fine within that timescale.  There is a minimum time of 12 hours between each process. With the etching and fixative there is no maximum time before applyi...

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Lime plaster on blue grit

Thanks for your enquiry.  Yes, the CLD30 should be fine to go directly on to the blue grit - lots of people apply our lime products over blue grit.

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Job interrupted

Thanks for getting in touch.  There's no timescale - it's fine to leave as long as you like really.  However, if it is left for a significant time you may need to clean it down before applying the ...

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Outside render/repointing

Hi Emily, thanks for getting in touch. A lime render could be used over the block and in theory you could use the same or a similar material for both pointing and render and it becomes an aesthe...

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Window Replacement

Thank you for your enquiry via our website. As window reveals are generally an area susceptible to moisture we usually advise using Cornerstone tanking render (2x 10mm layers) to provide protect...

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Paint type

Thank you for getting in touch. Our Renosil paint is generally used on to pizza ovens, however, if the paint that is on there is unknown it is difficult to recommend a specific product.  For app...

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Renovating old walls

Thanks for your enquiry via our website. We would recommend option 2, firstly as the cement is likely harder than the host stone and this could cause damage to the substrate and secondly if any ...

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Insulation

Thank you for your enquiry. Closed cell insulation is not breathable.  We manufacture an Insulating Render which you could use.  The link to the product is here on our website: https://cornishlime...

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Limectete

Thanks for your enquiry.  Yes, we can supply Limecrete premixed or as separate components.  We also have a suitable membrane for use with limecrete.  If you wanted to let us have some further detai...

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