ARTISAN LIME PLASTER

 

LimeStrong™ is a lightweight, mineral-based decorative plaster coating produced from ultra fine double-hydrated lime, premium pozzolan, and carefully selected pumice aggregates.

SAND

LimeStrong Sand is designed to create a medium to heavy texture with a matte finish. It is ideal for replicating concrete, stone, and other coarse finishes.

BELOW: LimeStrong Artisan Sand used to create a concrete-look finish on a check-out desk and logo wall in a gift shop at Utah’s Snowbird resort.

LimeStrong SAND-finished desk and logo-wall at Snowbird

PACKAGING: LimeStrong Sand is available in 32 lb. bags, which are portioned for mixing with water in a common 5 gallon bucket.

COVERAGE: 80-100 square feet per bag; two coats at 1/4 inch total thickness (2 coats) max

SHIPPING: Included in bag cost.

GRADE SPECS: top particle size of 40 mesh / 425 microns.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
SAND Use Instructions (PDF)
LimeStrong Mix Water Guide InfoGraphic (PDF)

STONE

LimeStrong Stone is designed to create a medium-to-fine texture with a matte or slightly polished finish (depending on application technique).

BELOW: LimeStrong Artisan Stone used to finish this fireplace surround.

LimeStrong STONE-finished fireplace

PACKAGING: LimeStrong Stone is available in 32 lb. bags, which are portioned for mixing with water in a common 5 gallon bucket.

COVERAGE: 150-175 square feet per bag; two coats at 1/8 inch total thickness (2 coats) max

SHIPPING: Included in bag cost.

GRADE SPECS: Top particle size of 30 mesh / 600 microns.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
STONE Use Instructions (PDF)
LimeStrong Mix Water Guide InfoGraphic (PDF)

MARBLE

LimeStrong Marble is the finest of our artisan grades, designed to be applied in successive thin coats to create a luminous, polished finish.

BELOW: LimeStrong Artisan Marble used to put a gleaming finish on this professional services office reception desk.

LimeStrong MARBLE-finished reception desk

PACKAGING: LimeStrong Marble is available in 30 lb. bags, which are portioned for mixing with water in a common 5 gallon bucket.

COVERAGE: 250-300 square feet per bag two coats at 1/16 inch total thickness (2 coats)

SHIPPING: Included in bag cost.

GRADE SPECS: top particle size of -325 mesh/45 microns.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
MARBLE Use Instructions (PDF)
LimeStrong Mix Water Guide InfoGraphic (PDF)

SURFACE PREP GRIT

Adding Dimension Grit to dry-wall primer to provide tooth prior to applying first coat of LimeStrong Artisan plaster.

Dimension Grit™ is a 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 a LIMESTRONG ARTISAN plaster grade. The light, frothy nature of pumice and its low specific gravity keeps Dimension Grit™ in suspension and dispersed in viscous liquids like primers.

BELOW: Fireplace surround prepped for a LimeStrong Artisan finish using an off-the-shelf drywall primer and Dimension Grit™ to provide tooth.

dry wall prepped for LimeStrong Artisan finish using Dimension Grit Baby Bite

PACKAGING: Dimension Grit (Artisan) is available in a 3 lb. resealable bag (5 cups).

COVERAGE: Stir in 1 cup per gallon of primer/sealer. Figure coverage based on that specified by the primer product. Typical application is with a clean paint roller using a 3/8-inch nap roller.

SHIPPING: Shipping included in bag cost.

GRADE SPECS: #0 grade with a top particle size of 100 mesh/150 microns.

LIMESTRONG SOAP FINISH

LimeStrong Soap Finish™ is 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.

BELOW: A LimeStrong Soap Finish will will give the plaster a silky feeling and increase stain resistance and wipe-abilty. The soap finish is applied after the plaster finish coat has completely dried.

mixing an olive oil soap to provide a protective finish to a new limestrong-plastered wall.

PACKAGING: LimeStrong Soap Finish ships in half-gallon jugs (concentrate).

DILUTION RATIO: Mix eight-parts water to one-part soap. One pint (two cups) soap per gallon of water; one half-gallon of soap concentrate will make four gallons of ready-to-apply soap finish.

COVERAGE: 200 to 250 square feet per gallon of fully-diluted ready-to-apply soap.

APPLICATION: Typical application is with a clean, 1/4-inch-nap paint roller in two coats.

SHIPPING: Shipping included.

SAMPLE KIT

Our LimeStrong Artisan™ Sample Kit contains all three grades of LimeStrong Artisan MARBLE (fine), STONE (medium), and SAND (coarse). Each sample contains enough dry material to make up one quart of wet plaster. Including both coats, coverage is approximately 12 sq. ft. for Marble, 8 sq. ft. for Stone, and 6 sq. ft. for Sand.

LimeStrong STONE-finished fireplace

CONTENTS: Kit contains 2 lbs each of all three grades of LimeStrong Artisan, three finished show tiles (one of each grade), a bag of Dimension Grit (enough to gage 1 quart of primer), a small bottle of our LimeStrong Soap Finish, a one-gallon paint strainer (for use with Marble), and an instruction sheet.

SHIPPING: Kit cost includes shipping. Ships USPS Priority Mail.

INSTRUCTIONS: Included with sample kit. [Download PDF]