Natural Pozzolana described by Vitruvius in the Roman Era

9th November 2018

Vitruvius writing The Ten Books of Architecture in 27BCE reminds us that natural and manmade pozzolana has been used to improve fat lime mortars for a long time.

Joseph Wright of Derby, ‘Vesuvius in Eruption, with a View over the Islands in the Bay of Naples’ c.1776–80

An introduction to Silicate Paints

9th November 2018

This short piece provides an intruduction to pure active silicate mineral paints.

Spenfield House Decoration Inspires Training Day

31st October 2018

Womersleys will run their final built heritage training day for Leeds City Council, for this year, at the Art Hostel on Kirkgate on the 6th of November.

The day inspired by beautiful finishes at a baroque palazzo in Noto, Sicily and high quality arts and crafts work and faux decorative finishes at Spenfield House, Leeds, pictured here. The day will introduce attendees to the historical development of paint and we will make lime wash, distempers, water glass finishes and use traditional linseed oil based paints. There will also be an opportunity to try all these paints and have a go at Faux Marbling. The event starts at 10am and can be booked via laura.hodson@leeds.gov.uk

Faux Marbling and Traditional Paints Training

28th October 2018

Womersleys will run their final built heritage training day for Leeds City Council, for this year, at the Art Hostel on Kirkgate on the 6th of November. The day will introduce attendees to the historical development of paint and we will make lime wash, distempers, water glass finishes and use traditional linseed oil based paints. There will also be an opportunity to try all these paints and have a go at Faux Marbling. The event starts at 10am and can be booked via laura.hodson@leeds.gov.uk

Training at the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham

25th October 2018

Fantastic day with students from south and city college Birmingham learning about historical development of buildings around the Jewellery Quarter followed by arch building session The Hive. A great group of young ladies and gentlemen undertaking different levels of brick laying.

    

Lime render finish coats for innovative design

24th October 2018

Womersleys have been pleased to supply the base render Prepbond WP and the self-coloured lime finishes to coat the spaces between glulam fins on a mock up of part of Maggie's Centre, which is being constructed in Leeds

A refresher day on Hot Limes for Mono Masonry

19th October 2018

Mono Masonry described a training day provided at their yard on Friday as 'a Great day with Mark Womersley from WOMERSLEY'S LIMITED talking all things lime! A perfect refresher for our experienced workers, and a great insight into stone conservation for our younger team members'.

The colour is great and lots of very positive comments

19th October 2018

Please find below a quick photo of the work in progress at The Old Manor using Beecks paints from Womersleys. The client attached to his photo one message: "The colour is great and lots of very positive comments".

Paint Stripping Samples for Wythenshaw Hall

18th October 2018

Womersley’s have been employed to undertake sample paint stripping to the fire damaged main hall at Wythenshawe Hall. The ornate plasterwork ceiling was damaged by a fire, on the 15th March 2016. Scheidel paint strippers have proved effective at removing both charred acrylic based paints and earlier plant oil based finishes below.

Cast Roman Cement from 1840 on a building in Liverpool

18th October 2018

Cast, run in situ and flat renders made from Roman Cement can be found throughout Liverpool in the first two thirds of the nineteenth century. For all our regular customers we offer on-site support and were pleased to work through some of the issues faced by Dave Lawton from Specialist Plastering whilst he is trying to sensitively restore a number of large and grand terraced properties in Liverpool.