Articles from Cornish Lime about using lime and associated products
Cornish Lime have an extensive technical library with detailed information available on our products. The following articles are not specifications but are offered as guidance and general information on subjects that we are frequently asked about. If you have a question or query please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
Lime in Building
An introduction to the use of lime in building written by Phil Brown. This article covers topics such as the history of lime, the types of lime and why they should be used.
Three Coat Render Work
A practical and step by step guide to rendering using lime putty. This paper explains the individual coats required and how to achieve the finish that you want.
Hempsulate is a high insultaing low carbon Render and Plaster developed by Cornish Lime providing an excellent alternative to Gypsum based products.
Lime Mortars for Pointing
A practical guidance sheet which explains the necessary preparation required for those undertaking lime pointing and how to use the mortar when pointing.
Prompt Natural Cement - Technical Information
Prompt Cement is a rapid setting cement ideal for a wide variety of repairs as well as new build applications. It has a controlable setting time and can be used under water.
Bag Rub Finish
A technical and instructional guide sheet on how to achieve a bag rubbed finish by using a putty/hydraulic lime and sand mortar mix and the advantages of doing so.
Decorating Old Buildings
An introduction to the decoration of older buildings written by Chris Counsell Msci. This article explains the different types of breathable paints available and why we should be using them.
Beeck Four Coat Mineral Paint System
This article gives an explanation of the four coat Beeckosil system. It offers a general overview of the system and each product individually along with basic technical information.
Beeckosil Application and Guidelines
Applications and User Guidelines plus other information about Beeckosil Water Resistant Exterior Mineral Paint
Beeck Renosil Application and Guidelines
Applications and User Guidelines plus other information for Renosil an Exterior Mineral Paint for Synthetic Resin Coated Surfaces
Beeck Renosil Coarse Application and Guidelines
Applications and User Guidelines plus other information for Renosil Coarse an Exterior Mineral Paint for Synthetic Resin Coated Surfaces
Lime Wash Application
An instructional paper on how to use successfully apply limewash including preparation, health and safety and drying time.
A brief paper written by Phil Brown which explains the alternative methods available for removing synthetic based paints and other types of decorative coatings.
Health Impact of Common Paints
A brief paper describing both the environmental and health issues that can be caused by the chemicals used in the manufacture of modern paints and the alternative coatings available.
Hemp for Building
An informative and interesting paper by Chris Counsell Msci. This paper describes the thermographic advantages to using hemp as an insulator and highlights the environmental advantages.