Lime Rendering & Plastering Course

Join us for a one-day course where you will gain a practical introduction to rendering and plastering with lime, including which materials to use, application and finishing methods and aftercare.



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April 12th 2024: £120.00 £144.00 inc VAT
April 15th 2024: £120.00 £144.00 inc VAT
May 10th 2024: £120.00 £144.00 inc VAT
June 28th 2024: £120.00 £144.00 inc VAT
July 26th 2024: £120.00 £144.00 inc VAT
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October 25th 2024: £120.00 £144.00 inc VAT
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This one-day course consists of two parts, theory and practical. Hosted by our own Phil Brown and Master Plasterer Sean Wheatley, we begin the day with a presentation on the theory behind lime, providing a solid foundation for understanding how lime works, its applications and the benefits it can provide for solid wall construction.

The second part of the day will include practical demonstrations and hands-on training, including guidance on background preparation, application and finishing, plus tips from Sean and Phil’s experience working with lime. There will be plenty of time for Q&A throughout the day, and open discussion is encouraged.

Course Overview


  • Lime types and their uses and applications
  • The lime cycle, slaking and technical aspects
  • Examples and why we use lime
  • Health and safety

Demonstrations & hands-on sessions

  • Difference between onsite mixing and premixed mortars
  • The tools of the trade and practical tips
  • Background preparation
  • Application of coats
  • Finishing techniques
  • Patching and repairing cracks
  • Curing and aftercare
  • Discussion / Q&A

Lunch and refreshments will be served; please note any dietary requirements as needed when signing up.

PPE, tools and materials are provided. Those attending should wear suitable clothing and footwear, including warmer layers for spring, autumn and winter courses. In addition, all participants will receive a comprehensive literature pack and follow-up support if needed. Finally, if you have questions regarding a specific project, we will be happy to help advise you.

This course is ideal for contractors, building professionals, specifiers or homeowners and DIYers looking to get started with lime rendering and plastering. For a more general introduction to lime and its applications, see our Lime Training Day.

Course Instructor – Sean Wheatley

Sean Wheatley has worked as a plasterer for over 40 years, becoming a Master Plasterer with the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers in 2022. Sean and his team have worked on prestigious buildings across the country. Sean also teaches our Decorative Plaster & Running Mould Masterclass for those looking to learn more.

Phil Brown is the founder and Managing Director of Cornish Lime, with over 40 years of experience and expertise in the construction industry and the use of lime-based materials.

Location & Time

This course is held onsite at Cornish Lime, Old Callywith Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DZ, from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Please arrive ten minutes early to check-in. Limited spaces are available, with a maximum of 10 participants per course. Multiple dates are available for booking online throughout the year.


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