Limousin Living
Living and Building a home in the heart of France
13th December 2005
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The renderers arrived on Tuesday, set up their scaffolding and started with the corners. Their metal bars get clamped to one edge and render is trowelled up to it, giving a nice sharp corner. The machine for mixing the render is large, noisy, messy and uses an Archimedes screw to pump the mixed goo through a wide hose.
On Thursday they're back to start on the walls, first the studio. He squirts the render goo onto the block walls, then smoothes it with a giant squeegee. Then they leave it for a while to go off. The textured finish is then done by rubbing the surface with a scratchy board causing render dust to fall like snow and leaving a lovely texture.
Scratchy texturing tool
resulting texture