LIMESTRONG PLASTER FINISHES are available from select building materials suppliers and for direct order online (below). Samples of each grade are available for order in both brand-categories.
he LimeStrong™ Pozzolanic Lime Plaster product line is designed and formulated for two brand-category segments—a pair of BUILD grades for new construction or restoration projects, and three ARTISAN grades for thin-coat interior finish applications, such as those utilizing Venetian-style and Tadelakt techniques.
Also available from LimeStrong are liquid color tints, an in-suspension grits for gaging (giving tooth) to primers, and finishing products—a Limewash and an Olive Oil Soap Sealer.
LIMESTRONG BUILD™ GRADES:
The two LimeStrong Build grades are designed to be used in typical two- and three-coat plaster applications, applied at 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch per coat over lath, masonry, existing lime plaster (not stucco), adobe bricks and straw bale. They can be tinted with paint pigments or mineral oxide powders. LimeStrong Build can also be colored/stained using a final tinted lime wash (or two). An ideal protective sealant is a roller-applied coat of our Olive Oil Soap Sealer.
LIMESTRONG RUSTICUS (COARSE)
The RUSTICUS GRADE is a coarse grade (up to 1/8-inch particles) primarily used for exterior applications. Also used in some interior applications where a rough, rustic look is wanted, or as a base coat over straw bale walls, adobe brick, pumice-crete, or similar.
NOTE: LimeStrong Rusticus sample packs ship components-complete (includes sand). For job-sized, pallet-quantity orders, we typically ship LimeStrong Rusticus without the sand component—this results in a significant savings in freight costs. You need only source a quality concrete sand and clean water locally to complete the LimeStrong Rusticus formulation.
LIMESTRONG CLASSICUS (FINISH)
The CLASSICUS GRADE is a fine grade primarily used for interior finish applications, including the finish coat over scratch coats. Also used as a finish coat for plaster restoration projects where the existing plaster has been repaired and keyed.
LIMESTRONG ARTISAN™ GRADES:
The three LimeStrong Artisan™ grades are designed for thin-coat interior applications over carefully prepared and grit-primed drywall interiors worked in one of the Venetian styles. Artisan grades are available from select distributors or can be ordered directly from the LimeStrong Artisan™ website.
The SAND ARTISAN GRADE is a medium-fine grade for developing a distinctive texture. Often used to mimic poured concrete or subtle rock-surface finishes. Applies in a thin coat over properly prepared and primed wall board.
The STONE ARTISAN GRADE is a fine interior grade for a very light textured finish. Can be finished smooth. Applied in a thin coat over properly prepared and primed wall board.
The MARBLE ARTISAN GRADE is a superfine interior grade used for a smooth, gleaming finish, often referred to as a “venetian” finish. Contains no grit; can be burnished to a high sheen. Applied in thin coats over properly prepared and primed wall board.
DIMENSION GRIT™ ROUGH BITE
An IN-SUSPENSION TEXTURIZER made from pumice used to gage (add toothy, grippy texture) to primers and surface sealants over smooth surfaces like wall board or poured concrete prior to application of a LIMESTRONG BUILD grade. The light, frothy nature of pumice and its low specific gravity keeps Dimension Grit™ in suspension and distributed in viscous liquids like paints, primers and industrial coatings. Heavier grits, like sand, will settle, requiring constant stirring or agitation or a last-minute sprinkle-in application right before applying.
GRADE SPECS: #1 grade size with a top particle size of 50 mesh/300 microns.
DIMENSION GRIT ROUGH BITE
LIMESTRONG™ FINISHING PRODUCTS:
LimeStrong LIMEWASH is used as a breathable, penetrating thin stain/colorant to add distinctive character and a rich depth to lime plaster finishes.
NOTE: A single 2 lb. bag of LimeStrong Limewash will make 1 gallon of wash; a 10 lb. bag will make 5 gallons of limewash.
LIMESTRONG SOAP FINISH
A natural, breathable OLIVE-OIL SOAP sealant used to penetrate and protect the lime plaster finish. Deepens and enhances the richness of the color, aids cleaning, guards against stains, and provides a lustrous feel.
NOTE: Shipped in half-gallon jugs.