Advice 1: How to clean lime

Lime is made by firing rocks. Widely used for whitewashing walls and ceiling. Before applying a new layer of whitewash or before finishing the walls of Wallpaper, tiling the entire old layer of lime must be washed. It is a difficult question.
How to clean lime
You will need
  • - spatula;
  • - rag;
  • bucket;
  • iron brush;
  • grinding machine;
  • - sandpaper;
  • - detergent for dishes;
  • - chlorine-containing agent;
  • - vegetable oil;
  • newspaper;
  • - cellophane.
Before beginning the work of removing the lime from the surfaces, prepare everything you need: a brush on a stick, trowel, bucket, cleaning products and detergents, vegetable oil.
Begin removing the old layer of lime with a spatula. The maximum scour the entire layer, which began to move away from the wall or ceiling. In addition to spatula you can use iron brush or sander with sandpaper. So less dust, moisten the whole layer of warm lime water.
After removal of the base layer start the regular wash. Add hot water a tablespoon of detergent for dishes. Dampen the rag and rinse the lime from top to bottom. First, rinse all the lime from the ceiling, then proceed to wash the walls.
Systematically change the water in the bucket, rinse cloth in clean water and wash the walls and ceiling until, until the entire layer of whitewash won't wash off. If you find it difficult to wash off the plaster with a cloth, then brush on a long stick and carry out flushing with a brush.
If after cleaning the walls you need to hold their alignment, then use the putty. Apply it with a spatula and smooth with a trowel boards.
Never do finish the walls other materials to the old layer of lime, as over time the old layer begins to move away along with pasted with Wallpaper or tiles.
If you need bleach to wash floors or tile, add 7 litres of hot water 100 g of vegetable oil, thoroughly clean the surface. Then pour it in a bucket of clean water, add 1 tablespoon of detergent for dishes or a few drops of chlorine-based products. Again clean all surfaces.
To minimize work after washout of lime whitewash, cover all surfaces with old Newspapers or cellophane. You will just carefully remove from the floor with the materials and throw them in the trash.

Advice 2: How to wash the lime

Repair – it is troublesome, not always pleasant, but necessary. One who is independently engaged in repair their homes, knows that every phase of work requires some training. One of such steps is to remove the lime from the surfaces of the room.
How to wash the lime
You will need
  • - flat spatula
  • - metal brush
  • - a foam roller or a spray bottle with water
  • - rags
  • - bowl of hot water to relieve particularly difficult lime.
In order to remove the old mortar from the wall or ceiling, you need to prepare yourself and prepare the necessary tools. Initially you need to protect yourself. To do this, find safety glasses, hat or scarf, dust mask and rubber gloves.
Protect all objects in the room, covering them with plastic wrap, otherwise, in addition to the removal of lime will also clean chandeliers, cabinets, floors.
The work of removing the old lime is very dusty, so take all the appliances in another room, clear shower curtain with window, glass seal or Newspapers or film.
Don't forget about ventilation, ensuring fresh air in the repaired room.
Take a roller, lightly moisten the foam with water and gently apply the water on the lime wall. Let the water soak in and dry. Repeat wetting. Difficult places, wet with the spray. Do not allow waterlogged and dripping water on the floor – it will only add to the problems with cleaning. Lime will start to lag.
Take the spatula and, holding it at an acute angle to the wall, begin to peel away the lime. Don't forget about the corners, the joints of plates and other difficult places. Clean off the core layer of lime, clean the residues. To do this, use a wire brush (or grinder with a special attachment).
Use wetting with hot water with subsequent drying, if the lime is not removed. The remains of lime wipe the surface with a damp cloth, allow to dry, damage plaster, and then apply primer and allow to dry.
Remember – the lime, which is whitewashing, is an aggressive environment, therefore, when hit by particles of lime with the skin or eyes, rinse with plenty of water.
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