I have a house in Extramadura which requires major replastering. I am well able to do the work myself, but would appreciate any advice or tips on using lime as a top coat. It seems that this is the de-facto finish used here. Most of the existing plasterwork looks as though the original plasterer used a garden fork to lay the plaster on. In places the lime finish is badly crazed and falling off in flakes some of which are up to 1/2 an inch thick. Most of the ceilings are vaulted and I want them to look good. Does anybody have any experience in this field?