Application

Lime plasters can be applied either by hand or by mechanical means, and adhere directly to an earthen substrate when applied with some force. Harling (casting or spraying the plaster onto the surface) provides a better bond than simply troweling it on, particularly for the initial coat. Avoid overworking lime with a steel trowel, as the metal tends to lift the lime particles to the surface and promote cracking. Lime worked with a wood trowel, however, maintains microscopic pore spaces that readily accept another lime plaster coat, or lime washes. A few thin layers are more effective than one thick layer. Successive coats may be applied by hand, or troweled after the previous coat has set up to the point that it can be dented with a fingernail, but not with a finger. Prior to applying the next coat of plaster, always pre-moisten the wall. Allow the water to soak in, and then apply the next coat (Fig. 14.16a, b & c).

14.16c: Texture gun spray-on application.

14.16a: Hand application

14.16b: Trowel application

14.16c: Texture gun spray-on application.

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