Lime Plaster is a unique product that has been around for centuries. It is perfect for exterior plastering as it is highly durable.
It is the base of many different exterior rendered finishes such as tadelakt and durable decorative finishes such as venetian plaster.
Also referred to as lime mortar, lime plaster, limestone, lime render and lime wash, lime plaster is universally used in exterior rendering and is a truly versatile render.
We’ve come up with the top five reasons why you should consider lime plaster for your next new home build or home renovation.
"WHEN SET, LIME PLASTER BECOMES AN EXTREMELY HARD AND SOLID MASS THAT IS VERY DURABLE."
1.Lime-plastered walls have lasted for thousands of years, are unaffected by water and will not soften or dissolve like gypsum plaster or drywall.
2. Unlike gypsum plaster or drywall, lime plaster is sufficiently durable and resistant to the elements to be used for exterior plastering.
3. When set, lime plaster becomes an extremely hard and solid mass that is extremely durable.
4. Compared to cement plaster, lime plaster is less brittle and cracks much less, requiring no expansion joints as a result.
5. The elevated pH of the lime in the plaster will also act as a fungicide; mold will not grow in lime plaster or on nearby wood. (Lime Plaster, n.d.)