Ecologic Lime Mortar from Limeworks is a prepared blend of binder, aggregate, and pigments to which you just add water, mix, and go to work. The dry ingredients have already been prepared so that you get the right type of hydrated lime, the correct blend of screened sand, and earth pigment if needed.
Does not contain any Portland cement.
A traditional lime finish that can be used indoors or outdoors, use the Coarse blend (Type G) for joints over ⅜ of an inch, such as in making a mortar to repoint brick and stone, or as a base coat for finer plaster to be applied on top. Use the Fine blend (Type F) for joints between 1⁄4 and 3⁄8 of an inch, and butter joint to be used for joints under 1⁄4 of an inch.
Ecologic Mortar comes as a bagged dry mix. Add water and mix with water using a high torque industrial electric drill and a drill mixer attachment in five-gallon pail or using a mason's paddle-style mortar mixer.
All stock Ecologic Mortars are made with NHL 3.5 and sand blend.
Ecologic Lime Mortar will reach the 750 psi required for a Type N mortar while maintaining the high permeability required for repointing and repair to historic structures, originally built with lime mortars. Due to the lack of Portland cement, Ecologic Lime Mortar is immune to sulfates and salts.
Use these averages as a guide to determine how many bags of Ecologic Lime Mortar you will need for your project. One bag of Ecologic Lime Mortar is good for:
For more detailed calculations, use the Limeworks Material Calculator.
Coloured mixes are not stocked and are available upon request. Additional shipping and handling fees may apply.
Order the Ecologic Lime Mortar Colour Sample Kit to see true representations of the stock colours plus some custom colour examples.
Add your own dry pigment if you know the material, and you are comfortable with mixing yourself.
Custom colours can also be ordered from Limeworks based on an on-site colour sample or on a colour from an existing paint palette. Please contact us for more details.