Making, Pigmenting & Applying Limewash

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A half day course covering all aspects of making and working with limewashes including how to determine suitable finishes for a range of background types.

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SLCT Trainers

Charlestown Workshops

£ + VAT

This half day course will cover all aspects of working with limewashes including how to determine suitable finishes for a range of background types. You will gain an understanding of the materials used, the conditions required to produce successful work and the maintenance regimes needed for buildings and structures finished with limewash.

Course Suitability

This practical course is aimed at building contractors and those undertaking repair work to masonry structures. We are always happy to help learners choose the right course. Please contact us if you would like to discuss which course is suitable for you or your employees.

Learning Outcomes

  • Determination of substrate to assess suitability for application;
  • Preparation of backgrounds;
  • Preparation of materials;
  • Understand pigments and additives;
  • Ability to execute limewashing successfully;
  • Create a protection and curing regime.

Course Outline

  • Approaching and understanding backgrounds and preparing for application;
  • Batching and calculating materials required;
  • Addition of pigments and additives;
  • Application techniques and good site practice;
  • Determining the timing required between coats;
  • Protection and curing

Other sources of funding are also available.
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Please note: The Scottish Lime Centre Trust reserves the right to withdraw or modify any course being offered. In the event of a programme being withdrawn, we will try to find suitable alternatives.

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“The spread of courses and the SLCT's flexibility in providing them is attractive to employers and other educational establishments alike.” (Feb 2012)

John Durie, Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme Project Officer at East Ayrshire Council, Kilmarnock

Scottish Lime Centre Trust is a charity registered in Scotland No: SCO22692

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