How is non hydraulic lime plaster/mortar made?
Our non hydraulic coarse stuff lime plaster is made on site using our CHALK LIME PUTTY and a blend of grit sand and WAREHAM WASHED SAND. It is supplied as a ready mix, meaning it is easy to use straight from the bag.
- Ideal for backing coats of internal plasters or exterior render.
- The limestone and flint grit makes it ideal for flint work or pointing rubble stone as the combination maintains the white mortar colour with flecks of dark particles.
- Available in 25kg bags and 8kg tubs. Or for larger orders, choose a tonne bag or a full pallet of 25kg bags.
What is non hydraulic lime?
Non hydraulic lime is lime in its purest form. It sets in contact with air through a process of carbonation. The slow setting process means non hydraulic lime remains softer and more breathable. It is good for internal plasterwork and for use on soft backgrounds such as cob, soft stone or friable material. There is more information on the differences between hydraulic and non hydraulic limes in our User Guide WHICH LIME?
We also now have the option of a ready mixed plaster made with the addition of polypropylene fibres. Polypropylene fibres work in the same way as the addition of horse hair in adding extra strength to the mix. However, they have the advantage of being cheaper and much eaiser to add to the mix.
**If you are ordering a large quantity to arrive by pallet, please advise us of any site or access restrictions at the time of ordering. Please be aware that delivery will be via a nationwide pallet service that will not provide a crane offload. See our delivery terms and conditions for more details.**