LIME PASTE


M

matt.demphsy

Has anyone found a source of limepaste online? I am looking to do some
masonry on my house in the spring but have been unable to locate any
at local hardware stores or online.

-Matt
 
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Z

zxcvbob

Has anyone found a source of limepaste online? I am looking to do some
masonry on my house in the spring but have been unable to locate any
at local hardware stores or online.

-Matt

I'm thinking about making some with that bag of slaked lime out in my
garage. Just mix with excess water and let it soak for a few months,
stirring occasionally for the first week or two. I'm sure it's carbonated
a little by now, but if the results are at all promising I can find a fresh
bag of lime.

I wonder if adding a *little* white portland cement to the lime paste just
before using would be a good thing?

Bob
 
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DanG

What are you making? I've never heard of lime paste, but I assume
you all are talking about lime putty. Lime putty requires slaking
lime for a minimum of 16 hours, longer doesn't hurt a thing. Lime
putty by itself will probably never set up for wall purposes. It
needs plaster to set up. Lime is used in Portland recipes, but
not lime putty. Lime putty type plasters are not intrinsically
compatible with Portland.

Here is the bible according to plaster work:
<http://www.usg.com/resources/handbooks/ViewChapter.do?bookId=1&chapterNum=7>


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