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    Renovating stone building to secure store office...

    Busy sorting out a stone built building in the farm buildings.
    Going to be used for secure storage (Tools Chemicals Quad Tags etc).
    Interior walls are currently Whitewashed random stone. Thinking about pressure washing them down, but what then?
    About 15ft square, don't need house quality finish walls but would like something a bit tidier than stone.
    Thought about Panelling , but it seems a bit over the top.
    Anyone had a go at making Whitewash (skip the politician jokes ) Slaked Lime and water??? Some mixes appear to have animal fats included for various reasons.

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    Re: Renovating stone building to secure store office...

    Whitewash is not a bad idea, if only because it will "stick" to old existing whitewash, whereas emulsion paint may not. Putting the fat into it does make it much more durable, and less likely to rub off onto anything touching it, but don't overdo it.

    If you decide on something more substantial than whitewash, such as a lime plaster, then be very thorough with the pressure washing beforehand

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    Regs. Apply for a chemical store , have a look at various leaflets on this.
    Also if mix hydrated lime up to make a lime whitewash do not get in eyes as will be very nasty and on skin,
    Been there done that.
    Sometimes if roof and floors ok maybe worth a re cement/dust render inside/outside to square all up.

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    Re: Renovating stone building to secure store office...

    Quote Originally Posted by RGT View Post
    Regs. Apply for a chemical store , have a look at various leaflets on this.
    Also if mix hydrated lime up to make a lime whitewash do not get in eyes as will be very nasty and on skin,
    Been there done that.
    Sometimes if roof and floors ok maybe worth a re cement/dust render inside/outside to square all up.
    New that would be picked up, already have a standalone professional chemical store elswhere.
    More meaning animal stuff with a fridge etc rather than Sprays.

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    Re: Renovating stone building to secure store office...

    Quote Originally Posted by RGSP View Post
    Whitewash is not a bad idea, if only because it will "stick" to old existing whitewash, whereas emulsion paint may not. Putting the fat into it does make it much more durable, and less likely to rub off onto anything touching it, but don't overdo it.

    If you decide on something more substantial than whitewash, such as a lime plaster, then be very thorough with the pressure washing beforehand
    So where do I find the fat?
    Is it just Lard????
    Or is there a particular source?
    Where do you buy Tallow?

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    Re: Renovating stone building to secure store office...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gee View Post
    So where do I find the fat?
    Is it just Lard????
    Or is there a particular source?
    Where do you buy Tallow?
    Think he may mean by fat being the creamyness or thicker consistency of the said mixture ???

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    Re: Renovating stone building to secure store office...

    If you can still find it I would use Snowcem rather than white wash. Whitewash used to need to be redone every year where snowcem was a one time fix.

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    Re: Renovating stone building to secure store office...

    Quote Originally Posted by RGT View Post
    Think he may mean by fat being the creamyness or thicker consistency of the said mixture ???
    http://youtu.be/_vl7hdqEeFs

    Certainly has fat in the mixture!

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    Re: Renovating stone building to secure store office...

    We "white wash" with lime every year. We put a bag and a half of hydrated lime in to a 40ish gallon tank and add around two pints of clean engine oil and the last few years I've added a good slosh of PVA (a slosh is about 1/2 a pint so a good slosh is a bit more. Sorry for the exacting standards). We use a pressure washer then to mix it into a creamyish solution and paint on to the walls with a soft floor brush. A partly worn brush is best. Apart for the PVA, which has made the covering more durable, this is how it's been done on our traditional buildings for over a century. The lime wash can be tinted or coloured. Looks like our buildings were a yellow colour many years ago and also pink at one stage. You find this if you scratch away at the many layers. Don't get it in your eyes and good luck.

    Just adding that around here it was mainly buildings constructed using poorer, rougher stone were white washed while the better stone was left natural.
    Don't itch for something if you're not prepared to scratch for it.

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