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Lime Wall Pointing

Category: Barn Conversion Journal June 13th, 2007 by mbc

Having fed my lime pointing addiction over the last few weeks, my overall approach is established:

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To begin with the lime mortar is generally sound, if crumbly in places and needing some attention.

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After hacking back there are some deep areas needing extensive filling and other areas that remain mainly intact.

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Pointing is done using a 3:1 local sand to lime putty mix. The deeper areas have been filled with pinnings (small pieces of stone) and packed with lime. The joints are left roughly pointed.

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After a number of days to go off, the lime mortar is hard enough to finish with a wire brush to give clean defined joints and an overall smooth undulating finish to the wall. Sharp joints and changes to levels are avoided to prevent shadowing and opportunities for water to pool.

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  1. Phil Voice Says:

    Hi

    I found your site via tickeverybox

    I am renovating a French farm and I am jointing/crepie at the moment.

    You might be interested in the techniques I am using?

    I will be updating with more piccy’s later today as I have just pointed some of the well (rain stopped play at the moment

    Regards

    Phil

    http://www.perigordvacance.com
    http://www.landscapejuice.com

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