Properties of Roll Plaster from Lime

Lime plaster is a well-tried building material, which was rediscovered because of its special properties a few years ago, and today as rolling plaster (49.99 € at Amazon *) is available for easier processing. He also ensures a very good living climate.

The special features of lime plaster

Lime is very breathable, odor-binding, taperless to process and especially mold. On stone walls he also acts particularly conserving. In the past, therefore, not only were the stables "limed" everywhere, for which, however, unslaked lime was often used, but it was also used on the inside and outside of buildings in many areas. Its use has been known from time immemorial; buildings were also whitewashed in antiquity, which gave them a dazzling white look. In Austria, since the Middle Ages, lime has been practically the only cleaning material and wall paint used for inside and outside in all farmhouses. Today restorers use a tried and tested trick to renovate old, damp walls: one or two packs of quark that is as fat as possible are put in each container. This removes moisture from the walls, which can escape through the breathable lime and the walls slowly dry out. With modern walls you should be careful here.

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Different structures and properties

Rolled plaster made of lime is now available in different grain sizes, the most common being 0.5 millimeter grain and 1 millimeter grain, which already creates a very rustic look. Some lime plasters available on the market are also completely smudge-proof - so they are a good choice for interior walls that are prone to soiling, such as in kitchens. What all Kallk plasters have in common is their high level of resistance; the processable lime becomes real limestone again after it has dried out, as it was previously mined. It is pure white immediately after application, but can also be tinted. A subsequent painting is just as unnecessary as a previous priming. This has a very positive effect on the cost side, together with the low consumption.

Processing of lime plaster

The previously used slaked or unslaked lime had to be applied in several layers with a brush. Modern roller plasters only need a special role that can withstand the chemical properties of the lime. Applying it is as easy as painting a wall with paint. Lime plaster can be used inside and outside because of its resistance.