Westox supply Lime products in liquid and powder form.
Calcium Oxide – Rock Lime / Quicklime (Powder)
Calcium Hydroxide – Slaked Lime (Course Lime for brick or stone laying mortars).
Calcium Hydroxide – Putty Lime (General purpose and plastering Lime).
Calcium Hydroxide – Run Lime (Fine grade for cornice work and lime washes).
Limes are the base of most traditional mortars and plaster mixes. Limes should be slaked for a minimum of 14 days prior to use when using in finishing materials. Slaked Limes are also used in our pre-mixed mortars.
Slaked Lime S.G. 1.1 – 1.3
Putty Lime S.G. 1.1 – 1.3 60% by weight water, 40% by weight Lime
Run Lime S.G. 1.1 – 1.3
To remove excess water from any of the slaked Limes, pour the lime into a ring made in a sand pit and leave overnight.
Lime mortars can be mixed by hand or by mechanical mixers
For specific uses and formulations containing Lime products consult our technical department.
All Limes are caustic and care should be taken and the correct safety equipment worn when handling these materials
Supplied in 20 Litre and 200 Litre drums
Storage life is indefinite provided the Lime is not allowed to dry out.