Tips for lime plaster processing

In lime plaster processing, it could be said that there are two schools: the classical and the modern. The classics swear by old techniques and simple means, while the modern school comes with reinforcements, additives and other things. The classic fans point out that their plasters often last a lifetime, even after decades still completely crack-free are extremely easy to clean, especially with a lime lime paint on it.

The advocates of modern processing point to the sometimes long drying times of lime plaster, which was applied in a traditional way. There is hardly any compromise between the two - so you can follow the recipes of one recipe or the other. One thing is certain, however: the less the additives in the lime render, the more the positive properties of lime come to bear.


It means that because it consists only of white limestone hydrate and sand. It is rubbed on the wall in the classical way and represents the most primitive form of lime plaster, but has also proved itself in old buildings as a good means of preserving the building fabric and creating a good indoor climate. Of course, that also applies to modern buildings - or maybe even more. Only a slightly longer drying time, often of a few days, you have to accept.

After a while, the lime render changes back into the starting material: limestone

Until the lime is completely carbonated, it usually lasts even longer - but after this transformation back into limestone, he unfolds the fullness of its positive properties in its entirety.

Lime plaster as a rolling plaster or brushing plaster

In these modern prefabricated building materials, the mildew inhibiting property of lime is slightly reduced by the admixtures - but it is of course much easier and above all without plastering knowledge of each to process. A prerequisite here is, of course, that there is also a corresponding flush, which should also be breathable, and the lime plaster should provide sufficient support. Lime-cement plaster provides a good basis for modern buildings. Brush-on plaster also develops a characteristic, very rustic structure on the wall, if it is not finished with a smoothing spatula.

For the correct processing of lime plaster there are - independent of classical or modern "school" fixed rules, which always apply: Link

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