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PLASTER + MORE

LimeStrong plasters and accessory products are available to order online (buy buttons below) or from a growing collection of stocking suppliers.

STONE

limestrong stone plaster finish

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

AVAILABILITY:

2 lb. Sample Bag   [$18]

32 lb. Bag   [$90]

PACKAGING: LimeStrong Stone is packaged in 32 lb. bags—enough to mix with the 2.4 gallons (9 liters) of water in a common 5 gallon bucket (makes one batch).

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

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

SHIPPING: Cost per bag includes shipping within the continental U.S. Also available for pickup or delivery from select stocking distributors.

 

SAND

limestrong sand plaster finish

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.

AVAILABILITY:

2 lb. Sample Bag   [$18]

32 lb. Bag   [$80]

PACKAGING: LimeStrong Sand is packaged in 32 lb. bags, which are portioned for mixing with 2 gallons of water in a common 5 gallon bucket (makes one batch).

COVERAGE: 80-100 square feet using two coats at 1/4 inch total thickness max.

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

SHIPPING: Cost per bag includes shipping within the continental U.S. Also available for pickup or delivery from select stocking distributors.

 

MARBLE

limestrong marble plaster finish on a reception desk

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

AVAILABILITY:

2 lb. Sample Bag   [$18]

32 lb. Bag   [$106]

PACKAGING: LimeStrong Marble is packaged in 30 lb. bags—enough to mix with 3 gallons (11 liters) of water in a common 5 gallon bucket (makes one batch).

COVERAGE: 250-300 square feet per bag/batch using two coats for 1/16 inch total thickness.

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

SHIPPING: Cost per bag includes shipping within the continental U.S. Also available for pickup or delivery from select stocking distributors.

 

BASE

LimeStrong Base is the coarsest of the LimeStrong Artisan plasters and was developed to be used as the shaping foundation beneath our Tadelakt Finish. Base can also be used to repair, fill, and level a wall or ceiling surface before applying any of the artisan grades. For example, Base would be applied over a block wall to fill, level and provide a smooth surface—effectively hiding the mortar joints, face roughness, and chip-damage typical of masonry block construction. Base can be used as a rough interior finish coat or as an exterior finish coat, but, unlike our STONE, SAND, and MARBLE grades, BASE should not  be applied directly to primed drywall or previously painted surfaces.

PACKAGING: BASE is packaged in 50 lb. bags—enough to mix with 2 gallons (8 liters) of water in a common 5 gallon bucket to make one batch. [$80]

COVERAGE: Coverage per bag of Base is 70-100 square feet for one coat, depending on thickness and substrate.

SHIPPING: Cost includes shipping within the continental U.S. Also available for pickup or delivery from select stocking distributors.

INSTRUCTIONS: BASE is formulated to be applied only over porous, absorbent substrates. It is not suitable  to be applied directly to primed drywall or previously painted surfaces. Please download and read the Base Use Guide (PDF) for a list of suitable substrates as well as detailed mixing and application instructions.

 

LIMEWASH

a beautiful limewashed plaster wall

LimeStrong Limewash is a mineral-based paint that creates a subtle matte finish with a soft and porous feel, integral to the surface.

AVAILABILITY:

2 lb. Bag   [$28]

10 lb. Bag   [$80]

PACKAGING: Sold in 2lb (one gallon mixed) or 10lb (5 gallons mixed) quantities.

COVERAGE: Coverage rates will vary depending on the texture and absorbency of the surface/substrate to which is it applied. A good rule of thumb is 100 square feet per gallon for 2 coats.

SHIPPING: Cost includes shipping within the continental U.S. Also available for pickup or delivery from select stocking distributors.

INSTRUCTIONS: Because limewash creates a calcified, penetrating, thin mineral coating, it can only be applied to suitable substrates—surfaces that are both absorbent and open. Please download and read the Limewash Application Guide (PDF) for a list of suitable substrates as well as detailed mixing and application instructions.

 

LIMESTRONG COLOR SYSTEM

The LimeStrong Color System consists of eight powder-pigment base colors and a formulation guide that allows applicators to mix a wide pallet of rich to subtle colors based on the concentration of pigment used, by weight.

PACKAGING: Sold in 250-gram resealable bags. [$12]

SHIPPING: Cost per bag includes shipping within the continental U.S.

INSTRUCTIONS: The LimeStrong Color System is designed to scale dark-to-light by weight: use less grams of pigment for lighter, less intense color; use more for deeper colors. Our color use and formulation guide (linked below) details the simple calculations and a recordable formula-code standard. A pair of online color formulation calculators make the calculations a snap. Make use of a digital scale to consistently weigh and add the same amount of pigment per batch. Mix powered pigments thoroughly into batch-measured water BEFORE adding plaster.
DOWNLOAD: LimeStrong Color System Use and Formulation Guide (PDF)

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LIMESTRONG SOAP FINISH

Our soap finish is a natural, breathable Castile Olive Oil Soap sealant used to penetrate and protect the lime plaster finish. It deepens and enhances the richness of the color, aids cleaning, guards against stains, and provides a lustrous feel.

PACKAGING: Sold in half-gallon jugs. LimeStrong Soap Finish is a concentrate: dilute 8 parts water to 1 part soap before applying. [$28]

COVERAGE: Coverage per gallon of ready-to-apply soap finish is 300 to 400 square feet depending on plaster texture and porosity.

SHIPPING: Cost per jug includes shipping within the continental U.S. Also available for pickup or delivery from select stocking distributors.

INSTRUCTIONS: Before application, dilute soap concentrate 8-parts water to 1-part soap. For a full bucket of ready-to-apply soap finish, mix the one-half gallon of olive oil soap concentrate with 4 gallons (15 liters) of water. Apply with a clean roller.
DOWNLOAD: Soap Finish Application Instructions (PDF).

 

DIMENSION GRIT

Dimension Grit™ is a texturizer made from pumice used to add toothy, grippy texture to primers and surface sealants over smooth surfaces (like drywall) 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.

PACKAGING: Dimension Grit (Artisan) is available in a 3 lb. resealable bag (5 cups). [$22 / $14]

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 paint roller.

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

SHIPPING: Cost includes shipping within the continental US.

 

ARTISAN SAMPLE KIT

Our LimeStrong Artisan™ Sample 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 Marble), and an instruction sheet.

PACKAGING: Ships in a USPS Priority Mail box. [$55]

SHIPPING: Kit cost includes shipping within the continental US.

INSTRUCTIONS: Included with sample kit. [Download PDF].