From £22.59 + VAT per bag

Lime bonding render and plaster – Baumit MC55 W

Baumit MC55 W contact mortar is:-

  • is an easy to use, natural white, breathable, lime based contact mortar.
  • a base coat for render carriers
  • a bonding coat render that sticks to almost all possible surfaces.
  • a reinforcing coat with fibreglass mesh.

Product overview

Where is it used?

  • Baumit MC55 W can be used to prepare smooth concrete, mineral and synthetic renders and some painted surfaces to receive a render.
  • It can, with Baumit StarTex fibreglass mesh, be used as a base coat for render carriers.
  • It can also be used as a sponged finish render which can either be left as self-colour or decorated.
  • Baumit MC55 W is also suitable to plaster or render wood fibre insulation boards.

How is it used?

  • Baumit MC55 W should be mixed by a plaster whisk with clean tap water to a smooth consistency and then applied by hand or it can be spray applied by machine.
  • It’s ‘sticky’ nature means it is very easy to apply to a whole range of backgrounds.
  • As a base coat it is applied at around 6-8mm on to carrier boards such as wood fibre insulation boards or cement boards and reinforced with the Baumit StarTex mesh.
  • As a finish coat it is typically applied at a thickness of 3mm on to sound substrates and then left to stiffen.
  • Once stiff the plaster can be sponged with a fine sponge or a steel trowel can be used to produce a finer finish.

How much will you need?

Baumit MC55 W has a density of 1.0kg per mm per m² (1mm thickness of plaster over 1m²). Each 25kg bag will cover up to 4m² at 6mm thickness or 8m² at 3mm thickness.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to set?

Setting times vary with temperature and humidity but in the summer the product will usually stiffen enough to finish in a few hours and set hard overnight. In winter stiffening may be extended to more than one day with hardening more than two days.

Pricing & shipping

This product will require one pallet space and so shipping is likely to cost between £50 and £100, depending on where you live. Contact Us for a more accurate costing.

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