U5 – Finishes

U5 – Session 8:
Direct Plaster Practice
Lime Top Coat



Trainees are …

  • able to organize building site, materials and tools for plaster/render
  • aware of health and safety in relation to other workers, building site, machinery, equipment, PPE (personal protective equipment) and of issues specific to working with lime
  • able to apply the finish coat of a multilayer plaster/render


  • practical exercises at a workshop or building site together with relevant theory


  • different functions of interior and exterior lime finishes
  • how to improve weather resistance of exterior lime finish
  • the additives to improve the resistance
  • the range of decorative possibilities


  • Exercises:
    • apply a finish coat layer to interior surface (plaster)
    • apply a finish coat layer to exterior surface (render)
    • try out samples with different textures
    • check good execution to ensure finish is weather proof
    • try out additives

Materials/Documents: U5 S8 – Session Plan

Training Time: 1 day