Control moisture movement in traditional and damp buildings with this lightweight, breathable, fibre-reinforced & BBA approved renovating plaster.
Lime Renovating Plaster
Limelite Renovating Plaster is a pre-blended, lightweight renovating plaster that avoids the need for lime-based plasters or sand and cement mixes. It is designed to control and manage dampness in buildings, letting walls breathe and dry out whilst providing a high quality long-lasting finish which will protect for years to come. The breathability and vapour permeability of Limelite Renovating Plaster enables the substrate to dry naturally.
Limelite Renovating Plaster is a rapid drying product, with a drying time of just 24 hours per coat. This provides a fast and effective solution, dramatically reducing project times when compared to traditional lime materials. This makes it ideal for use after the insertion of a new DPC, for flood damage remediation and heritage restoration in both domestic and commercial properties.
The Renovating Plaster can be applied to both modern and traditional substrates, including masonry, block, stone and wooden lath.
Important note: it is not suitable for use on gypsum plaster boards or bituminous coatings.
Limelite Renovating Plaster 25kg Bags
Due to the volume and weight of Limelite Renovating Plaster bags, we supply this product in pallet quantities of:
- 10 x 25kg bags
- 20 x 25kg bags
- 30 x 25kg bags
- 40 x 25kg bags
Note: Limelite Renovating Plaster is available for collection in individual 25kg bag quantities from our Bristol Trade Counter. We hold good levels of stock but please call ahead as this is a fast moving product.
How Limelite Renovating Plaster Works
Limelite Renovating Plaster contains waterproofing and salt inhibiting additives that control dampness passing through walls. The special formulation minimises efflorescence and controls pattern staining.
The Limelite Renovating Plaster formulation also includes lime to ensure an alkalinity that inhibits mould growth. Man-made fibres are also incorporated to control shrinkage and improve flexural strength.
Limelite Renovating Plaster can also be used in conjunction with Limelite Easy-Bond to further improve the overall resistance to salts, aid adhesion and further control suction.
Using Limelite Renovating Plaster
All surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to remove dust and other friable material. Loose masonry joints need to be raked out. Remove all traces of previous gypsum plaster coatings along with all organic matter (including timber fixings), bitumen coatings and prepare all fixing points which require cutting out.
Prime all substrates that are smooth or have high suction with Limelite Easy-Bond. Surfaces with high levels of salt contamination may require further preparation. This may include treatment with Permagard Salt Neutraliser before the application of Limelite Easy-Bond.
Mixing Limelite renovating plaster
Fill a clean plastic mixing tub with 12.5 litres of clean tap water. Add the full 25kg bag of Limelite to the water and mix with a slow speed drill with a paddle mixer attachment for 2-3 minutes until a smooth and homogeneous consistency is achieved. Make sure the edges of the mixing tub are scraped for dry powder or lumps and mix thoroughly.
Allow the mix to rest for 3-5 minutes before remixing back to the correct consistency. Additional small amounts of water can be added if required.
Applying Limelite Renovating Plaster
Solid substrates – Brick, block, stone etc.
Substrates should be primed with Limelite Easy-Bond and the first coat of plaster should be applied once the priming coat is tacky.
Limelite Renovating Plaster should be applied in coats of 7-15mm and a minimum of 24 hours is required between coats.
Additional coats can be applied if a greater thickness is required. Between coats and before the application of a finishing coat, the surface should be combed or lightly scratched to provide a mechanical key.
For application on to Wooden Lath
Wooden lath should be in structurally sound condition and preserved with Permagard Universal Wood Preserver where required. An initial coat of approximately 6mm of Limelite Renovating Plaster should be pushed into the lath to create a solid backing. This should then immediately receive a further coat of Limelite Renovating Plaster which should be used to level.
The backing coat should be allowed to set and dry for a minimum of 24 hours, preferably longer, particularly under adverse curing conditions.
Once the desired thickness has been achieved, Limelite High Impact Finishing Plaster should be applied as a skim coat. Note that gypsum finishing plasters are NOT suitable for use with Limelite Renovating Plaster.
Note: Final decoration can be applied 24 hours after applying Limelite High Impact Finishing Plaster. Paints used MUST be breathable, such as mineral based or water based paints. Wallpaper should not be used.
For more information on using renovation plaster after a chemical DPC, read our guide to re-rendering after a DPC.
Limelite Heritage BBA approved render system
Limelite Renovating Plaster has BBA approval, awarded by the UK’s leading building product certification body. Independent, expert-led and trusted by professionals, BBA certificates are a symbol of quality within the construction industry. You can use Limelite Renovating Plaster and related products safe in the knowledge they have been independently tested to ensure the highest quality levels. Please see technical downloads for a copy of the BBA certificate.
Permagard - limelite renovating plaster suppliers
If you require any further information on Limelite Renovating Plaster, or their range of heritage renders and finishing plasters feel free to send us an email or call our expert team on 0117 982 3282.
- Fibre-reinforced renovating plaster
- BBA Certified System
- Rapid drying renovating plaster – 24 hours per coat
- Provides a barrier to salt and efflorescence
- Prevents corrosion of metal fixtures, such as angle beads and lath
- Breathable – can be applied directly to damp walls and substrates
- Lightweight – less than half the weight of a sand and cement plaster
- Reduces condensation and prevents mould growth due to lime content that makes the product naturally aseptic
|Packaging:||Pallet quantities of 10, 20, 30, 40 of 25kg bags|
|Dilution:||12.5 litre of clean water to 25kg bag of Limelite Renovating Plaster|
|Coverage:||10 mm x 3 m² per 25kg bag|
|CE Mark:||EN 998-1:2016|
Certification No: 91/2692
Approved by the British Board of Agreement
|Country of Manufacture:||United Kingdom|
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