This section is from the book "Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment Vol2", by G. A. T. Middleton. Also available from Amazon: Modern Buildings.
The sand to be clean, sharp and free from all impurities, and washed if required.
The lime to be approved fat lime, that for the setting coat to be run into putty at least one month before it is required for use.
The cement to be Portland, as described in Bricklayer.
The hair to be best long cow hair well beaten, and used in the proportion of 1 lb. of hair to 3 cubic yards of mortar.
Float and Set - Float and set on concrete partitions.
Render, float and set internal faces of all walls except where otherwise specified.
Lath plaster, float and set stud partitions.
Girth of Cornice.
Twice whiten ceilings and soffit of stairs.
Twice distemper to a selected tint with approved washable distemper all plastered walls, partitions, etc., except where otherwise specified.
All salient angles of plaster to be in "Keene's" cement, slightly rounded with 1-inch wings on Portland cement grounds.
Render and set in Portland cement for a height of 18 inches above scullery sink and draining boards with flush bead at top stopped.