Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tadelakt Plaster Application At the Bucks County Designer House & Garden

LimeWorks.us was commissioned to complete a Tadelakt plaster application at the Bucks County Designer House in Doylestown PA. Tadelakt is a very traditional plastering technique which originated in Morocco.  It’s especially applicable for bathrooms due to its resistance to water. Using a natural hydraulic lime based plaster, Randy Ruth spent a few days completing the plaster application.  His […]

Understanding Mineral Paints and Stains for Masonry Applications

Ecologic™ Silicate mineral paints are mineral paints made using potassium silicate, also known as waterglass. They are combined with inorganic, alkaline-resistant pigments and these paints have zero VOC offgassing. Silicate Mineral paints were patented in Germany during the late 19th century. Examples can now be found around the world in masonry conservation and alterations as well […]

What Sand Should I Use With Natural Hydraulic Lime For Repointing My Building? FAQ Friday

Quick and short of it…. Make sure the sand meets ASTM C-144. But you might ask yourself, what the heck does that mean? ASTM C-144 is a standard specification for aggregate for masonry mortar, brought to you by the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM). To start off many people will use the term aggregate […]