American Clay Lime Putty and Limewash
American Clay Enterprises has introduced its own U.S.-sourced lime putty that can be added to American Clay's Earth Plasters or mixed to make limewash.
Lime putty is slaked lime forming putty, processed to provide additional hardness when added to and used with American Clay plasters. The addition of the lime putty to the original earth plasters lowers the working time of the plaster and creates a harder finish, achieving near maximum hardness in six months.
The lime putty for limewash is brushed onto a porous interior surface to enhance and enrich American Clay color, completely change the color of the plaster and provide sheen to the plaster. The brushed limewash can cover 200 to 400 square feet of wall space per gallon per coat.
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- The lime putty as a gauging material can be added to all American Clay applications: the two-coat process original plasters (loma, porcelina or marittimo) or the commercial, single-coat enjarre plaster.
- Application procedures for the lime putty are the same as the original earth plasters though American Clay recommends the lime putty and limewash be applied by trained American Clay artisans or experienced plaster professionals familiar with lime putty and its properties.
- Adding lime putty to the second coat of any of American Clay’s plasters will increase the square footage of coverage by approximately 10 percent.
American Clay Enterprises LLC