Definitions for "Lime putty"
Ca(OH)2 calcium hydroxide, made from quick lime slaked in water, to form the soft buttery mixture which is lime putty.
The plastic material resulting after the lime hydration process stops and the semi-fluid mass cools off. In t his form the hydrated lime is ready to be added to masonry mortar mixes (as a plasticizer) or can be used by itself as either base- or finish-coat plaster, especially in historical restorations.
Lime, which is moistened to a puttylike texture and, when added to mortar, keeps it workable by retaining water.
Used to let old buildings breathe by absorbing condensation and allowing damp to evaporate.