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[Cob] Lime PuttyHenry Raduazo raduazo at cox.net
Sat Jul 31 04:07:14 PDT 2010
Go to a place that sells bricks, mortar, sand and masonry products only, and ask for mason's lime, builder's lime, limeoid or hydrated lime (it goes by different names at different places). Do not go to places that also sell garden supplies. They do not have a clue, and will probably give you garden lime which is just ground up limestone. It will probably come in a 50 pound bag and will make two drywall buckets full when you mix it with water. Once mixed you can cover it with a layer of water and put a lid on it, and it will keep that way for years. When applied to a wall, it will absorb carbon dioxide from the air and turn back to limestone on your wall. Don't forget if you spill any of it on your glass or stone, clean it up right away (before it undergoes a chemical change). After it has chemically reacted with the air it is difficult to wash off. That goes for tools too. Don't ruin a good float or shovel by being lazy and not cleaning it each time you take a break from plastering or painting. Ed On Jul 30, 2010, at 9:56 PM, Janet Standeford wrote: > ok...I think I'll go with the lime wash over earth plaster. > > Other than that where do I buy and what kind? > > Thank you for the info Ed. > > Janet Standeford OR > www.buildingnaturally.info (Owned by you) > A resource for healthy homes. > > >
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