A practical course covering the mixing and application of lime plaster to lath, masonry, and modern substrates, including pricking up and base coats, float coats and setting coats. You will also get a brief introduction to running a cornice in-situ.
This course is suitable for people with practical plastering skills. Experienced plasterers used to working in gypsum will particularly benefit from the course. We also welcome anyone interested in learning about plain lime plastering for their home or old building(s) under their care.
Tutors Sean Wheatley and Michal Wolf are both Master Craftsmen of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers, with many years of experience in traditional plastering techniques.
"Courses like this are vital to build up the skills and knowledge of the best ways to repair, maintain and care for historic buildings." – course participant
"Really good balance of practical and theory, and delivered in an engaging manner and setting." – course participant
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- Booking details
Call 020 7377 1644 Head to https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on/courses to book your place.
- Meeting point
Heritage & Rural Skills Centre in Coleshill Village, Buscot and Coleshill Estate, SN6 7PT
- What to bring and wear
Work wear and sturdy footwear, ideally steel-toe capped boots. If you can, please bring your own set of plastering tools (labelled). We recommend that you bring your own gloves, goggles and masks.
Please contact us if there are any adaptations we can make that would make the course more accessible for you. We would be happy to have an informal chat about the course and possible access issues before you book.
Refreshments and lunch are provided. Accommodation is not included. Head to https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on/courses to book your place.
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings