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Lime Putty 16ltrs

  • Chalk Lime Putty in 20ltr tubs
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Lime Putty 16ltrs

Matured lime putty, available in chalk or buxton, supplied in 16 litre tubs.

What is Lime Putty?

This lime is often regarded as the most appropriate lime to use in the conservation of old buildings where maximum permeability is required. Chalk lime putty is stiffer than the pure white Buxton lime putty but creates a more firm stickier mortar and is better used in a forced action mixer or roller pan mixer.

How is Lime Putty made?

Our Lime Putty (also called wet lime, non hydraulic lime, putty lime, fat lime) is produced by slaking fresh Quicklime in an excess of water. It is slaked into a permeable container for the excess water to drain before being transfered into sealed containers to fully mature for a period of at least one month. We only use powdered 90micron Quicklime as opposed to the cheaper lump quicklime. The resulting fat lime putty does not require sieving and is exceptionally smooth.  Lime puttys only harden as a result of exposure to the air /re-carbonation and does not set under water.

Benefits

• Produced using a fine powdered quicklime not lump lime to ensure that there are never any unslaked particles and there is no risk of 'popping'.

• Matured for a minimum of 1 month before being put into tubs with a layer of water on top.

Uses

• Used to create mortars and plaster mainly for historic buildings, soft masonry or where exact mortar matches are important. See how it has been used in our SALISBURY CATHEDRAL case study.

 

Lime Putty Mortars, Lime Putty Plasters and Limewash

We blend our chalk lime putty with sand on site to produce our MEDIUM STUFF, FINE STUFF  and COARSE STUFF set plasters/mortars.  We also dilute it to make our OFF-WHITE LIMEWASH.

Lime Putty Mortar Mix

• Use without the addition of water.

• As a rough guide 1 volume of putty mixed with 3 volumes of sand produces 3 volumes of mortar/plaster.

 

Please see our delivery charges for more details on carriage costs.

 



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  1. Beautiful mature creamy putty - Brian Metcalfe, 4th Apr 2018

    Beautiful mature creamy putty

    Posted by Brian Metcalfe on 4th Apr 2018

    Top quality, delivered promptly on a pallet. Excellent value.

    Makes fantastic limewash.

  2. Lime Putty - Unknown, 10th Apr 2017

    Lime Putty

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Apr 2017

    Silky smooth great product - mixed with sand for a very good plaster.