Limecote™ has been described as a 'game changing' lime plaster mix.

Non-hydraulic | Breathable | Extraordinarily Flexible | Sustainable | Traditional | Beautiful

Limecote™ is based on a lost English medieval lime plaster recipe, once used commonly, particularly on timber framed buildings. It can still be easily found in 15th to 18th Century buildings – from the humblest thatched cottage to the grandest, high status mansions. It is highly likely that the recipe was used for one of the most extravagant buildings Europe has ever seen: Nonsuch Palace, Henry VIII's grandest and most elaborate building project. The building was timber framed and was decorated with 700 high relief stucco panels depicting classical scenes. This recipe has its roots in the Stucco mixes used in the classical world from 3,500BC. The connecting thread through history is the use of calcium carbonate instead of sand, be it marble dust, powdered limestone or crushed chalk.

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The fact that the plaster can still be commonly found is testament to the robust and tenacious nature of the lime plaster mix.

These qualities were undoubtedly there by design. When dealing with timber framed buildings, especially built with green oak, there can be a phenomenal amount of background movement as the timber dries out. This movement would have been too much for the far more rigid, heavy sand based mixes and would have (and still does) result in failure.

Limecote™ is a non-hydraulic plaster made using East Anglian chalk and Derbyshire lime. It sticks to most surfaces, is phenomenally flexible, and can be used internally or externally, for anything from a thin finish coat over historic plaster to heavy relief pargetting.

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Limecote™ is a dry ready mixed, non-hydraulic lime plaster for internal or external use.

Limecote™ is packaged in 25kg recyclable LDPE bags.

MIXING: Pour no more than 10 litres of clean water into a mixing tub. Gently add Limecote™, mixing with a plasterer's paddle. Do not add all of the dry plaster at once, bring gradually up to the required consistency. If necessary, add more water. There is no 'right or wrong' amount of water to add, it can be used at whatever consistency best suits the job, be it thinned down for spraying, or thick enough to hand mould into heavy relief as with modelling clay.

Once the Limecote™ is uniformly mixed, gently add the fibres from the small bag and mix thoroughly. Limecote™ does not need to stand, it can be used straight away. Ensure that the background is clean and free from loose and friable material. Lightly damp down, avoiding a film of water on the surface. While Limecote™ will adhere to practically any background, it doesn't contain any hard, sand aggregates. When it dries, it won't crack, but may pull back into the substrate. In a raking light, such as low sun or artificial up/down lighters, variation in background from lath, block mortar joints etc. may show through. For this reason, it is worth applying a scratch coat of Warmcote™ onto these backgrounds first.

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Caution: Calcium Hydroxide is an IRRITANT.
  • Causes serious eye damage
  • Causes skin irritation
  • May cause respiratory irritation
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Wear protective gloves, eye and face protection
  • If in eyes, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes and immediately call for medical advice
  • If on skin, wash with plenty of soap and water
  • Avoid breathing dust. If inhaled, remove the affected individual to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing

There is NO minimum order quantity for Limecote™. For orders of no more than 4 bags we can send them in individual boxes, via APC. We can deliver to most of the UK. The cost is generally governed by the number of packages. Anything of 5 bags or more would go onto a pallet, up to a maximum of 40 bags per pallet (1 tonne). This will be a tail lift delivery, effectively dropped at the kerb/lorry side where safe.

Please advise us of any special delivery instructions, as we will not be held responsible for any issues arising at the delivery point. The drivers will work with you to get your pallet delivered safely and effectively. Pallet delivery costs are priced per pallet and are postcode driven, and we can offer additional services such as AM delivery and timed delivery. All are chargeable extras. This is a service that we pass on the cost that we pay - we do not make any money out of this service, and we do not charge for the pallets. The other option is collection from us in Haverhill: again, this needs to be booked in.

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"Thanks,, I'm fully converted now 👍 won't be using lime putty for a while that's for sure, much better finish compared to what I've been using for the past 8 years or so, and peace of mind that it doesn't crack, lighter, less mess, no binding in needed.

I was also pleasantly surprised about how far it goes per bag 👍 definitely a game changer for me, will be back next week sometime for some more."

John Thompson
Limelight Restoration
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"Used their product Patchcote on my timber framed house for some repairs.

Really easy to mix, apply and finish.

Left-over product was just as pliable 3 days later, it can be left sealed inside the container supplied, after mixing, for up to a year!

Best product I’ve worked with!!"

Geoff Morland
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"Limecote and Warmcote are ideal products for use on timber framed buildings and low strength substrates with their excellent flexibility, bond, and light weight compared to sanded plasters. Being dry bagged makes it easy to transport and store, with the added advantage of being able to adjust the mix to suit thin or very thick coats without compromising the product, or the quality of the finished work."

Roy Cafferty
Traditional Plastering Services

Why choose Best of Lime?

The Best of Lime materials
At Best of Lime, our traditional lime plaster products are developed under the strict rule that they must be the best of what is available. We continuously listen to and evaluate feedback from specifiers and contractors as to how certain materials perform, both on site and long term.
Our lime plasters, manufactured by us on site in rural East Anglia, are sustainable, environmentally friendly building materials which tick all the requisite conservation and green boxes. We have yet to find anything that they won't stick to, including bricks, wooden lath, straw bale, and stone.
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