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 powdered pigment color tints, an in-suspension grits for gaging (giving tooth) to primers, and finishing products—a Limewash and an olive oil soap finish 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 LimeStrong Soap Finish.
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 and job-sized orders (1000 or 2000 lb. supersacks) are shipped WITHOUT the sand component—this results in a significant savings in freight costs. You need only source a quality concrete or masonry sand locally to complete the LimeStrong Rusticus formulation. Shipping costs are included in the total product cost we quote you.
2 parts sand (sourced locally)
1 part LimeStrong binder
1 part pumice pozzolan aggregate
Add clean water to desired consistency*
TYPICAL COVERAGE: One square foot (applied one-inch thick) per six pounds of LimeStrong Rusticus. That's 17 square feet of coverage per 100 lbs. of completed dry-weight Rusticus mix (including sand).
*Trowel Test for proper consistency—scoop/load a clean, dry margin trowel or a pointed towel with mixed LimeStrong. Using a single sharp, quick bouncing motion, "set" the plaster against the trowel—about a half-inch thick—then quickly turn the trowel upside down. If the consistency is right, the plaster will stay stuck to the trowel.)
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.
SHIPPING: LimeStrong Classicus ships components-complete in 50 lb. bags or 1000 or 2000 lb. supersacks. Cost for shipping samples or single 50 lb. bag is included in price. For supersacks or palleted bags orders, we will provide a shipping quote along with the product price.
TYPICAL COVERAGE: One-and-one-half square feet (applied one-quarter-inch thick) per one pound of LimeStrong Classicus. That's 150 square feet of coverage per 100 lbs. of dry-weight Classicus plaster mix.
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 dry wall.
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 dry wall.
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 dry wall.
DIMENSION GRIT™ BUILD
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.
COVERAGE: Use one cup of Dimension Grit per gallon of primer. Use square foot coverage reference as specified on the primer.
SHIPPING: Included in cost.
DIMENSION GRIT BUILD
LIMESTRONG™ FINISHING PRODUCTS:
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: Soap concentrate, shipped in half-gallon jugs. Mix 8 parts water to 1 part soap.
TYPICAL COVERAGE: Figure on roughly 200 to 250 square feet of coverage per mixed gallon.
SHIPPING: Included in cost.
LIMESTRONG SOAP FINISH