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  Established 2011 

  Quick & Safe Delivery


Product Code: 14665

Secil Natural Hydraulic Lime NHL5


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What is hydraulic lime?

Hydraulic lime sets by a process called hydrolysis, a reaction caused by water.  They are faster setting than non hydraulic limes and more durable, meaning they are well suited to use external use, especially in damp or exposed conditions.  There is more information about the differences between hydraulic lime and non hydraulic lime in our WHICH LIME? user guide.

Hydraulic lime is sold as a bagged powder, which means that it is mixed and applied in the same way as a modern cement. It is available in differing degrees of strength, classified as feeble hydraulic, moderately hydraulic and eminently hydraulic.

How do I mix hydraulic lime?

A standard drum mixer can be used to mix hydraulic lime, although a roller pan or paddle mixer is prefereable for larger projects.

In an empty mixer, add 1 part sand, followed by 1 part lime and then 2 parts sand.  Mix dry for at least 5 minutes.  Gradually mix in the water until the required consistency is reached. Mix for a further twenty minutes.  There are more details in our HOW TO MIX HYDRAULIC LIME user guide.

Or have a look at our User Guide PLASTERING WITH HYDRAULIC LIME for more information.


For plastering/rendering

A 25kg bag will cover 8m sq at 10mm

As a Finish Plaster

A 25kg bag will cover 26.5m sq @ 3mm

For Pointing

A 25kg bag will point 16m sq of brickwork.

A 25kg bag will repoint 10m sq of rubble.

For Laying Bricks

25kg will lay approximately 125 with 10mm joints

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great product - Excellent service and great product H L S Northwest 2016-03-25

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We have a tinting machine in store so all colours are always in stock. Any orders placed before 12 noon Monday to Friday, we will aim to despatch the same working day. 

The majority of paint orders are delivered by our couriers APC unless you are placing a large order on a pallet.

Delivery for one 5L tin will cost £7.95, delivery for up to three 5L tins will cost £12.95.