POZZOLANIC LIME PLASTER

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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.

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bigThe 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 Build are an in-suspension grit for gaging (giving tooth) to primers/sealants, plus a couple of 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. The plasters can be tinted with paint pigments or mineral oxide powders. LimeStrong Build can also be colored/stained using a final tinted limewash (or two). An ideal protective sealant is a roller-applied coat of our olive oil soap finish.

LIMESTRONG BUILD™ 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.

NOTES: LimeStrong Rusticus sample packs (order below) and job-sized orders (packaged in supersacks: contact us) are shipped WITHOUT the sand component—this results in a significant savings in freight costs. Job-size quantities of Rusticus arrive as a 1900 lb. pallet in two parts: LimeStrong Build binder (1000 lbs) and lightweight pumice pozzolan aggregate (900 lbs). You need only source a quality concrete or masonry sand locally to complete the LimeStrong Build Rusticus formulation. Shipping costs are included in the total product cost we quote you. Product typically ships in 2 to 3 days. Contact Us.

RUSTICUS MIX PROPORTIONS:
• 2 parts sand (sourced locally)
• 1 part LimeStrong Build binder
• 1 part lightweight pumice pozzolan aggregate
• Add clean water to desired consistency*

TYPICAL COVERAGE: One square foot (if applied in 3 coats up to one-inch thick) per six pounds of LimeStrong Rusticus provides 17 square feet of coverage per 100 lbs. of completed dry-weight Rusticus mix (including the sand). See surface prep guidelines before applying LimeStrong Build.

SAFETY: Download Safe Use Guidelines (PDF)  |  Download Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

*Trowel Test for Proper Consistency—scoop/load a clean, dry margin trowel or a pointed towel with mixed LimeStrong Build. 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 BUILD RUSTICUS

LIMESTRONG BUILD™ 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 Build Classicus ships components-complete in 50 lb. bags or 1000 or 2000 lb. supersacks. Cost for shipping samples or 7 or fewer 50 lb. bags is included in price. For 8 or more bags, supersacks or palleted bags orders, we will provide a shipping quote along with an updated product price. Contact Us. Product typically ships in 2 to 3 days.

TYPICAL COVERAGE: One-and-one-half square feet (applied one-quarter-inch thick) per one pound of LimeStrong Classicus, providing 150 square feet of coverage per 100 lbs. of dry-weight Classicus plaster mix. See surface prep guidelines before applying LimeStrong Build.

SAFETY: Download Safe Use Guidelines (PDF)  |  Download Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

LIMESTRONG BUILD CLASSICUS

 

SURFACE PREPARATION:

LIMESTRONG BUILD™ GRIT

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 prior to application of LIMESTRONG BUILD plasters. The light, frothy nature of pumice and its low specific gravity keeps 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.

NOTE: See surface prep guidelines before applying LimeStrong Build.

COVERAGE: Use one cup of grit per gallon of primer. Use square foot coverage reference as specified on the primer/sealant.

SHIPPING: Included in cost. Product typically ships in 2 to 3 days.

LIMESTRONG BUILD GRIT

 

LIMESTRONG™ FINISHING PRODUCTS:

LIMESTRONG BUILD™ LIMEWASH

LimeStrong Build LIMEWASH is used as a breathable, penetrating thin stain/colorant to add distinctive character and a rich depth to lime plaster finishes. Tint/colorize with dry mineral oxide colorants or liquid pigments (obtained from paint stores). Add colorant to the mix water before adding limewash powder.

NOTE: A 2 lb. bag of LimeStrong Limewash will make 1 gallon of wash.

INSTRUCTIONS: Download Limewash Application Instructions (PDF).

SHIPPING: Included in cost. Product typically ships in 2 to 3 days.

LIMESTRONG BUILD LIMEWASH

LIMESTRONG BUILD™ 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.

NOTES: Soap concentrate, shipped in half-gallon jugs. Mix 8 parts water to 1 part soap. Apply 2 coats.

INSTRUCTIONS: Download Soap Finish Application Instructions (PDF).

TYPICAL COVERAGE: Figure on roughly 200 to 250 square feet of coverage per mixed gallon.

SHIPPING: Included in cost. Product typically ships in 2 to 3 days.

LIMESTRONG BUILD SOAP FINISH

 

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.

LIMESTRONG ARTISAN™ SAND

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.

LIMESTRONG ARTISAN™ STONE

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.

LIMESTRONG ARTISAN™ MARBLE

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.

LIMESTRONG ARTISAN™ TADELAKT

A special-purpose plaster designed for use in wet areas, such as tub-surrounds, shower walls, kitchen backsplashes. It provides a beautifully seamless, uniquely-charactered alternative to tile or panelized surrounds. It can also be used for decorative, dry-area applications. NOTE: For a tadelakt-finished plaster wall to function as a water repellent surface, it must be applied and finished by an applicator experienced in the tadelakt technique. This is NOT a product for the untrained, unpracticed applicator or the DIYer.