Our aggregates library at Rose of Jericho

Technical Advice/Guidance

TGN 1 - Limewash and Distemper have a beauty hard to match with modern paints.  They possess softness of texture and purity of colour lacking from their modern equivalents.  They are based on natural...
TGN 2 - Limewash is a traditional permeable paint for use on porous building materials such as lime plaster, lime render, limestone and soft brick. It is a thin dilution of non-hydraulic lime, water,...
TGN 3 - Paint Type Summary Chart Product Sizes Approximate Coverage Drying Time Thinners/Clean Brushes in...
TGN 4 - Non-hydraulic lime putty mortars are soft, porous and permeable. These are the mortars used to build most traditional buildings and are therefore normally the appropriate materials for the rep...
TGN 5 - Non-hydraulic lime putty internal plasters are soft, porous and permeable.  These are the materials used historically to plaster traditional buildings and are therefore normally the appropriat...
TAN 1 - Lime Putty used for the production of lime mortars, plasters, and renders must be of the best quality and the ageing or ‘maturing’ of non-hydraulic lime putty is an essential part of the produ...
TAN 2 - ‘Tempering’ is the practice of allowing Lime putty mortar to stand undisturbed for a period of time in the wet state before use. The workability of pre-mixed lime putty mortars and plasters ca...
TAN 3 - Historically, Shillingstone, Totternhoe, Dorking and many other limeworks produced ‘lean limes’.  These combined the good working properties of non-hydraulic ‘fat’ lime with some slight hydrau...
TAN 4 - There has been much discussion and disagreement concerning the blending of hydraulic and non-hydraulic lime.  Those in favour of such hybrid or complex mixes can provide many examples of their...
TAN 5 - This is calcium carbonate present as limestone aggregate but also as un-burnt material in the lime. The reaction series that is critical to the performance of historic lime mortars is carbonat...
TAN 6 - There is renewed interest in hot-mixed non-hydraulic lime mortars with many proponents being of the view that lime mortars prepared in this way have advantages over the normal practice of mixi...
TAN 7 - Lime plastering to solid masonry walls can be carried out in one, two or three coats. Three-coat work is normally necessary on uneven masonry. Two-coat work is often sufficient on flat surface...
TAN 9 - Animal hair has been added to strengthen and reduce shrinkage in lime plasters for centuries.  This reinforcement is particularly important when applying basecoat plaster to laths (especially...