Properties and Benefits: Master the art of plastering. This tutorial covers the basics of plastering including applying lime plaster over solid backgrounds or timber laths. Starting with the first coat - application, keying and curing - the view is taken through the whole process of plastering with lime. Correct background preparation, lath preparation and fixing for riven and sawn lath, screeding a wall to flat and square, good bonding for 2 and 3 coat work, working with "grounds", mixes and finishing coats, plaster repair and patching. If mortars are made correctly then a large number of problems of failed, cracked, crazed or boxx render, plaster or pointing work will be eliminated.