Hi, I have a couple of questions regarding some work I’m undertaking to the lime render on my timber-framed cottage (listed building):
- The previous owner applied a coat of paint to the render which was either not properly fixed or the wrong product. The paint is now flaking away in places. I’m using a plastic plastic paint scraper to remove as much as I can, but that’ll only work up to a point. What’s the best way to remove the entire coat? Sandpaper? Some kind of solvent?
- I need to make some minor repairs to the render. What’s the best / correct product? Lime putty? Putter mortar? Or something else?
- The surface of the render beneath the paint layer is powdery. When the time comes to repaint, should I use a fixative? Which of the Beeck paints should I be using?
Thank you for the images. We would suggest you use the Scheidel Asur for paint removal For the repair its hard to say if we don’t know what has been used, if only minor we would suggest using our Fine Surface Filler which is a powder. You would need to clean the surface down, then the Beeck Fixative can help to stabilise this, followed by the Beeck Renosil paint. However, once you’ve removed the paint if you would like to send further images we can look again before you move on to the next step.
Please let us know if you needed anything further.
Thanks for getting in touch.
With regard to paint removal, we have a range of Scheidel products that will remove the paint. There are two main products, Asur & SG94 and one of them will work for you but it’s impossible for us to say which so we generally suggest that customers trial a litre of each to see which gives the best results. You can find further details on these products here:
To enable us to see the kind of repairs you need to make it would be helpful if you could send across some images – we can then take a look and tailor our answer based on your individual project – please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, Fixative is a stabiliser and consolidant so it’s always a good idea to use this before the Beeck Renosil paint system. Further information on Renosil can be found here:
We look forward to receiving your images.