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VCAS High Reactivity Pozzolan

VCAS High Reactivity Pozzolan

Regular price $6.00 CAD
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VCAS Pozzolan can be added to our VP series, lime wash or Intonachino series to produce an AFL, or artificial hydraulic lime. This is how the ancient Roman cement was developed prior to Portland cement, and produces a very durable hydraulic lime with cementitious qualities superior in most cases to cement. The Pozzolan will react with the calcium hydroxide in the hydrated lime and produce chemical bonds that far exceed the strength of our plasters prior to adding the Pozzolan. The plaster will thicken and have more body after the addition of the pozzolan. 

This addition is highly recommended for all exteriors, wet areas or areas of high abuse.  You can add 5-10% by weight of our pozzolan into any of our VP series, lime wash and Intonachino series that are wet mixed or dry mixed prior to application. Color variances may occur due to this addition and should be tested against our color chart with samples prior to install. 

NOTE: For wet mixed buckets only add 70% of pozzolan provided to account for the water content in mixed plaster. A 20kg of wet plaster will only require 1.4 kg of pozzolan, compared to 2 kg for 20 kg of dry plaster. 

5% Pozzolan: Comparable to NHL 3.5 (Moderately exposed areas)

10% Pozzolan: Comparable to NHL 5 (Heavily exposed areas)

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    All orders usually ship within 2 days to 2 weeks depending on the size of the order and the availability of local raw materials, and will typically be received 2-7 business days after dispatch depending on location. Weekends and holidays are not included in transit times. Call or email for larger orders or for alternate and expedited shipping options. 

    5 Star Finishes Ltd is not responsible for shipping delays, frozen packages during the winter months, damaged goods or lost packages. Credit for shipping charges will only be granted when we receive credit from our shipping company which can range from 7-21 days after incident. Frozen goods are not covered by shipping companies

    All goods that can freeze should be shipped via overnight services with Fedex to greatly reduce the risks. 

  • Canadian made plaster with local ingredients made in beautiful British Columbia.

    We are an artisan company and make all our products from scratch and custom for every order.

    We ask for you to place your orders 1 to 2 weeks in advance to ensure we have time to process them. For larger orders please write to enquire on lead times first. Most smaller orders are processed and shipped within a few days.

    Please do not come to our Still Creek address as we do not have a showroom or open warehouse for customers. Pick-up services are not available but we do offer our local delivery for a flat fee of $50.