LIME PASTE


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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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.
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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.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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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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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