Courses at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

Lime Plasters

The Course

An introduction to the use of lime plasters and lime mortars for homeowners and professionals working with historic buildings. The focus will be on the use of lime as interior and exterior damp management system, the repair of damaged brickwork and decorative finishes. We will view samples of lime within the grounds of the Museum, followed by a practical demonstration. Participants can enjoy the hands on experience of lime plaster.

The Tutor

Sibylle Heil studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and graduated in 1998. Her main subject is painting and the use of colour. She has worked as a specialist decorator for nearly 20 years and runs her own business (general and specialist decorating and paperhanging, and aspects of building restoration).

Participant Information

Please wear warm clothing (some of the day will be out of doors), and clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on, or bring overalls.

Fee & Refreshments

£95 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees and a light lunch. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.


Fri 16 October 2020






Brick, Flint & Lime