Properties of rolling plaster made of lime

Lime plaster is a well-tried building material, which was rediscovered a few years ago because of its special properties, and is now also available as a rolling plaster for easier processing. He also ensures a very good living environment.

The special properties of lime plaster

Lime is very breathable, odor-binding, easy to process and especially mold-inhibiting. On stone walls it also has a particularly conservative effect. In the past, stables were not only "whitewashed" everywhere, but lime was often used for this, but it was also used on the inside and outside of buildings in many areas. Its application is known from time immemorial, even in antiquity buildings were limed, which gave them a dazzling white appearance. In Austria, since the Middle Ages lime has been virtually the only cleaning material and wall paint for all farmhouses used indoors and out. Today's restorers are resorting to a tried-and-tested trick to renovate old, damp walls: each package contains one or two packs of fat curds that are as fat as possible. This drains moisture from the walls, which can escape through the breathable lime and the walls dry out so slowly. But you should be careful with modern walls.

Different structures and properties

Lime plaster is available in different grain sizes, the most common being 0.5 mm of grain and 1 mm of grain, which already makes for a very rustic look. Some lime plasters available on the market are also completely smudge-resistant - so they are a good choice for interior walls that are prone to soiling such as in kitchens. All Kallkputzen share their high resistance, the processable lime is the absorption of CO2 after drying back to real limestone, as it was previously mined. It is pure white immediately after application, but it can also be tinted. A subsequent brushing is just as necessary as a previous primer. This has a very positive effect on the cost side together with the low consumption.

Processing of lime plaster

The previously used erased or unquenched lime had to be applied with a brush in several layers. Today, modern roller plasters need only a special role that can withstand the chemical properties of the lime. Applying is as easy as painting a wall with paint. Lime plaster can be used indoors and outdoors because of its resistance.

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