It’s time for yet more hemp lime plastering. My sister is visiting and wanted to lend a hand so we thought we’d show her how we do our base coat plaster – from mixing to applying to the rough stone walls by hand.
For the base coat we use:
- 2 buckets of hydrated lime
- 2 buckets of hemp
- 1.5 buckets of water
Mix to a consistency of tuna mayo
Leave for 15mins
Mix and adjust consistently with water until you have a mix that sticks together when worked in your hands
Apply by hand onto rough walls
Optionally apply with a trowel but you’ll need a significantly wetter mix.