Nepalese Lime Rendering

A plaster from Nepal should guarantee frost-resistance! The mixture consists of 15 kg lime, 6 kg of melted ox tallow and 36 litres of water.The tallow is used as water repellent. The mixture hasto be left for 24 hours at a low temperature.The water leftonthesurface is then poured away, and the creamy mixture at the bottom is mixed with 3 kg of quartz sand. The plaster is applied in layers 3-5 mm thick. Curing takes some weeks, and the surface must be protected during this period (Minke,1980).

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