Practical lime plastering and pointing for homeowners

Tywi Centre

All dates are now FULL

Whilst big jobs often require a heritage plastering professional, patch repairs are often easily undertaken by the owner of a building. In this largely practical 1-day course you will learn the essentials of testing your existing mortars; selecting appropriate aggregates and lime; mixing; and plastering and pointing application.

Course outline

  • - Lime types and their uses and applications
  • - The lime cycle, slaking and technical aspects
  • - Examples and why we use lime
  • - Health and safety
  • - The tools of the trade and practical tips
  • - Background preparation
  • - Application of coats
  • - Finishing techniques
  • - Patching and repairing cracks
  • - Pointing
  • - Curing and aftercare
  • - Discussion / Q&A



While you're waiting for the course, why not watch this short video about Lime and it's use in buildings?


PPE, tools and materials are provided. Those attending should wear suitable clothing and footwear, 

This course is ideal for homeowners and DIYers looking to get started with lime plastering and pointing. 

To register your interest in this course, please complete the form below or email

There is no charge for this course thanks to funding from the UK Government's Levelling Up Fund.   Spaces are limited and priority will be given to people who live and/ or work in Carmarthenshire. 


Practical lime plastering and pointing for homeowners

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