La Farge Tector Natural Base is a dry mixed natural hydraulic lime mortar for plastering, pointing and building. Manufactured by La Farge and sold in 25kg bags, Tector Natural Base is perfect for restoration work as well as new build constructions.
Tector Natural Base can be used as a base and top coat render for internal and external use onto substrates such as brick, block, stone and masonry. You can apply layers of up to 15mm when plastering/rendering. You can achieve multiple finishes with this product including a smooth finish all the way through to a lime harling.
Tector Natural Base is suitable as a base coat as part of the Tector Natural system finished with Tector® Natural Finish.
Tector Natural Base is cream in colour with an aggregate range of <2.5mm.
This product can be used both manually or mechanically through a spraying machine. It works through PFT machines as well as larger diesel machines such as the Putmesiter.
As this product is a natural hydraulic lime (NHL) mortar, it sets under the presence of water. The 25kg paper bags need to be kept dry, as if the product comes in contact with water it will start to set. If the product is stored under dry conditions it has a shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture.
As with all lime mortars, we would advise wetting down the background prior to using Tector Natural Base. It is important to mortar the protect while curing from direct sun and also frost. Hessian sheeting should be used to protect the mortar/render.