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Painting over limewash brick

When we moved in to our home an interior brick wall had been painted over with some type of opaque white paint. I decided to limewash the wall - a coat of prep coat and two coats of limewash. It ...
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lime plastering over chicken mesh or reed

we are trying to put up walls for our insulated walls. We used fiberglass insulation and currently just put up chicken wires (not super flat but we are fine with the wall having curves here and there) ...
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What is the correct tuck pointing mortar ratio for a 1907, St louis brick main support column in basement. Lime? Portland? Sand? Water? [duplicate]

The owner believes the bricks are softer bricks due to the age of the house. All the research i have done say's after 1900 most houses in this area used Portland cement, lime, and a sand mix. I just ...
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How to drain a toilet bowl?

I want to clean a stained porcelain toilet bowl. It feels like a small crusty coral reef right at the bottom in the water, visible to anyone looking down. I suspect its like calcium/lime but this is ...
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Lime mortar for indoor applications

I have a question. Can I use lime mortar (hydrated lime and sand mix) for indoor applications? I have to re-point an old, brick wall (This is my first time doing it). Is it safe health-wise? What else ...
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1920 UK London House - How should I internal insulate?

The house was built in the 1920's east of London. The inside walls are cold to touch and we are considering insulating them. The house was recently externally rendered without external insulation :( ...
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Is it ok to cover this cement patch with lime mortar?

I previously asked about a patch on a deep hole which has been giving off a strong odour. In the comments people mentioned that the cement had probably been mixed with other materials hence an ...