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natural limes

natural limes

natural limes. lime is a binder that has been used for thousands of years by the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians for the construction of their buildings. its exceptional qualities of elasticity, sound and heat insulation, its adaptability and resistance to very high or very low temperatures, its capacity to disinfect and breathe masonry and its inimitable decorative finish make it a unique material that cannot be replaced, even today, by any other artificial product.

lime paste
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the lime paste calci lime is manufactured in ebreuil in the alloy. This pure and 100% natural lime paste is handcrafted, unlike powdered industrial lime, which gives it remarkable aesthetic and ecological qualities as well as a remarkable carbonation (becomes after drying as solid as the original stone which has been fired). It is, once dry, a very pure white (grayish when wet), very smooth and grain-free and does not flour. It is very suitable for the realization of frescoes, limewash, fine plasters and stuccos and tadelakt. This lime has aged 12 months and can be stored indefinitely as long as it remains in its lime water, it will only be better.

air lime powder cl90
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slaked aerial lime cl90 in white powder for traditional plasters and decorative paints and plasters. This air lime slaked in white powder is used to produce lime paints (or whitewashes) as well as interior or exterior plasters with sands or marble powders and pigments. The flexibility and breathability as well as its unmatched sanitizing properties make lime a binder perfectly suited to old substrates. As this lime sets in contact with air, it is however not possible to make thick mortars (max 1.5cm).

Roman hydraulic lime
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Roman hydraulic lime for the composition of purifying, breathable and very resistant mortars like cement

lime water
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lime water is a 100% natural varnish resulting from lime quenching which is used to create patinas, consolidate whitewashes, stones, frescoes. The water is used to extinguish quicklime and it is during this extinction, when a strong heat is released, that this water becomes charged with calcium hydroxide to form lime water. Then when it is used, lime water reacts with carbon dioxide in the air to form calcium carbonate (caco3, calcite found at the end of stalactites in caves) which is then freezes on the surface to form a transparent limestone.
marrakech lime
veritable marrakech lime ,  very used for the manufacture of Moroccan tadelakt and for all the interior or external coatings. the lime of marrakech is a very rustic lime and which contains impurities. It is it which gives the traditional style to the tadelakt. To carry out their tadelakt, the Morrocans use this lime of gray colour and granulous aspect, due to the cooking of the stone, the stone used and its sifting. it results from a career where the stone is charged in silica. sold in 25kg bags