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 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. This lime can be used in old buildings (highly recommended) and in new buildings under construction and renovation, thanks to its waterproof, breathable, insulating, anti-bacterial, sanitizing and anti-humidity qualities. The company Calci chaux managed by mr Pinel in Ebreuil in Allier (Auvergne) is the last French artisanal company to manufacture lime in natural paste in an old stone kiln with coal following an ancestral method (see the oven of Mr. Pinel in our booklet "the little illustrated guide to lime").
The qualities of this lime are recognized by the regional heritage and historical monuments department of the Ministry of Culture and is used by the builders of the Château de Guedelon
Calci chaux holds the label "company of living heritage", by purchasing this lime you are making a gesture for the preservation of the artisanal heritage and the know-how of France. Visit the calci lime website.