Specially formulated mortars based on Natural Hydraulic Lime and aggregates for the repair or simulation of masonry, brick or stone. Neutral white or pre coloured mortar supplied in 1KG to 25KG bags to which mixing water is added. Mixing and use: Can be mixed manually or mechanically by whisk, adding up to 180ml water per kilogram of Lithomex used. Mix well for 3-5 minutes. The application surface must be clean, free from dust and oils. On porous surfaces, ensure that suction is controlled by pre-wetting and apply Lithomex before this is fully dry. Never apply to surfaces that are over saturated or have standing water.
Shaping and forming of details can be carried out for up to 1 week after placing by scraping to profile or level with metal tools, such as the edge of a trowel or steel float however most shaping and finishing work can be done within 24 hours. Sculpting, using appropriate tools, requires waiting up to a week or more depending on the weather conditions. Its unique qualities allow it to be tooled, shaped and sculpted even after the final set has taken place. This affords sufficient time to achieve the very highest standard of work with the best quality reproduction.
Where ashlar masonry or very finely jointed masonry has had considerable damage to the arises, flush finishing in Lithomex with a false struck joint is the ideal solution. If building details are damaged and require repair prior to the facade being lime washed or painted, plain Lithomex should be used as it will readily accept lime washes and paints.
On rendered areas Lithomex can be used to form decorative stone or brick features such as mouldings and cornices.