Chapter 4. Lime-Based Plasters, Renders and Washes

  1. Michael Forsyth
  1. Rory Young

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697696.ch4

Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation

Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation

How to Cite

Young, R. (2008) Lime-Based Plasters, Renders and Washes, in Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation (ed M. Forsyth), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697696.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405111706

Online ISBN: 9780470697696

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Keywords:

  • lime mortars;
  • plasters;
  • man-made products;
  • calcium-based rocks;
  • optimum temperature

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • What is lime?

  • Why use lime?

  • Choice of mortars and plasters

  • How to use lime

  • Procurement of materials: limes

  • Procurement of materials: aggregates

  • Choosing the right contractor

  • Seasonal timing

  • Public relations

  • Best site practice

  • The various applications

  • Case studies of lime-based repair to historic fabric

  • A warning of the realities of reintroducing lime in building

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