Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Knuckle test

If I press the render with my knuckle and it doesn't leave a dent, it's ready for the top coat. That's good news because I thought I'd have to wait a week.

It's another clear day so I got stuck in.

I used a 1:3 mix as opposed to the base coat of 1:4.  I'm very pleased with the outcome. Now I know what needs pointing. I'm looking forward to finishing it off.

When it dries I'll wire brush the stone and hopefully the lime will come off. I've never rendered with lime before so this is a new experience for me.

You were probably wondering why I had stands on the top of the wall in earlier photos. Well, now you know I think ahead :)

With luck the weather will hold for another week and I'll be able to finish the other side.  I'm not holding my breath.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't even know what "render" meant in this context...I'm enlightened now!!!!
    You do keep yourself occupied with so much and accomplish much you get the deserved pats on the back too? :D
    I'm sending one...