Rendercote is based on blend of limestone aggregates, sourced mostly from the Buxton area.

Breathable | Robust | Sustainable | Traditional

Rendercote is based on our best understanding of the probable mix used for the high relief stucco work at Hardwick Old Hall in Derbyshire, a lime plaster finish exposed to the elements since the mid eighteenth century. Rendercote is based on blend of limestone aggregates, sourced mostly from the Buxton area. It is combined with a moderately hydraulic lime and natural stearate to repel liquid water but allow free transport of water vapour. It is for use only for masonry backgrounds and is intended as a robust two coat system for high exposure areas such as parapet walls, chimneys and plinths, as well as windmills and lighthouses.

To find out more information about the applications of Rendercote as a lime plaster finish for your projects, get in touch with Best of Lime today.

A 25kg bag of Rendercote will cover approximately 1.7m2 if used at 10mm thick. This applies to both Base and Finish.

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Please see our delivery details and minimum order quantities listed below.

For more information on how Rendercote could suit your project, email us at

Learn how to mix our lime plasters


Water first, clean, no more than 6 litres to start, more can be added if a wetter consistency is required. Next add the plaster - Rendercote can be mixed with a paddle, a standard drum mixer or a pan mixer. Be careful when adding the plaster not to create excessive dust, or splash back. Eye protection must be worn at all times when handling lime. Lastly, add the fibres from the small bag contained in the 25kg bag. The fibres should be added gently, though it is not necessary to 'tease' them in. Rendercote is not for use on lath, or a timber framed background, please see Warmcote and Limecote. Dubbing out of damaged masonry can be done best by mixing the Rendercote Base slightly stiffer (less water), ensuring that the full amount of fibres have been added. Once filled to flush, apply a light scratch to the face of the repair. Overall, Rendercote Base and Finish are intended as a 20mm system. Once any dubbing out has been carried out and the repair has set to ‘green hard’ (hardened, but not dry), apply a 10mm coat of Base and scratch to give a good key. Once the scratch coat has hardened off, but not dried, apply the 10mm of Finish. The final coat is best finished with a steel trowel to a smooth, closed finish. In high exposure areas, it is recommended to decorate with a mineral paint system, giving greater, long lasting protection than a traditional lime wash.


Caution: Calcium Hydroxide is an IRRITANT.

  • Causes serious eye damage
  • Causes skin irritation
  • May cause respiratory irritation
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Wear protective gloves, eye and face protection
  • If in eyes, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes and immediately call for medical advice
  • If on skin, wash with plenty of soap and water
  • Avoid breathing dust. If inhaled, remove the affected individual to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing

The minimum order quantity for a Rendercote delivery is 5 or more bags. For orders of less than 5 bags please contact our sales office on telephone: 01440 848200 to arrange a custom delivery. We can deliver to the whole of the UK. The cost is generally governed by the number of packages. Anything more than 5 bags would go onto a pallet, up to a maximum of 40 bags per pallet (1 tonne). This will be a tail lift delivery, effectively dropped at the kerb/lorry side where safe.

Please advise us of any special delivery instructions, as we will not be held responsible for any issues arising at the delivery point. The drivers will work with you to get your pallet delivered safely and effectively. Pallet delivery costs are priced per pallet and are postcode driven, and we can offer additional services such as AM delivery and timed delivery. All are chargeable extras. This is a service that we pass on the cost that we pay - we do not make any money out of this service and we do not charge for the pallets. The other option is collection from us in Haverhill: again, this needs to be booked in. Because of lead times and safety concerns, we cannot currently accept walk-ins due to the current situation.

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Just wanted to say how fantastic your patchcoat product was to use. We have an 18th century farmhouse that we are renovating and after old skirting was removed, large patches of plaster and some brick surface came away. Put patchcoat on yesterday and it looks fantastic. So easy to mix and handle, was able to build up a broken corner by hand and mould to shape, yes still easy to put a skim coat on the shallower areas. Plus two litres of filler for £9.50 is incredible value. Will definitely be getting another tub of this as we move through the house, would use it over any other filler without hesitation. Thank you.

Peter Howie
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"Limecote and Warmcote are ideal products for use on timber framed buildings and low strength substrates with their excellent flexibility, bond, and light weight compared to sanded plasters. Being dry bagged makes it easy to transport and store, with the added advantage of being able to adjust the mix to suit thin or very thick coats without compromising the product, or the quality of the finished work."

Roy Cafferty
Traditional Plastering Services
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"Best Lime plaster system on the market!! I found this accidentally due to the coronavirus pandemic as stocks of everything ran out, and it's changed the way all of the plasterers in our area are now plastering conservation listed buildings as well as new builds... due to its unique formula and characteristics of extremely quick application, drying, workability and breathability. It's rare to find such a great product and more importantly a great level of customer service in the build industry."

Murray Smith

Why choose Best of Lime?

The Best of Lime materials
At Best of Lime, our traditional lime plaster products are developed under the strict rule that they must be the best of what is available. We continuously listen to and evaluate feedback from specifiers and contractors as to how certain materials perform, both on site and long term.
Our lime plasters, manufactured by us on site in rural East Anglia, are sustainable, environmentally friendly building materials which tick all the requisite conservation and green boxes. We have yet to find anything that they won't stick to, including bricks, wooden lath, straw bale, and stone.
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