Lime Wall Paint is a unique lime paint blended with natural mineral pigments delivering a gorgeous designer mineral matte finish. Our limewash paint is made using the highest quality mature pit lime that has been aged for 3 years. To tint the limewash paint we use natural earth mineral pigments. The result is a radiant, luminescent hand crafted finish that cannot be duplicated by any acrylic or latex paint. It is specifically formulated to allow the lime to gently \"bloom\" creating soft tonal variations which add depth, texture and a matte velvety suede like effect.
Lime wash is a beautiful finish for wood, brick and stone. Unlike traditional paint our lime wash absorbs into the substrate and creates a natural contour of the stone. Our limewash paint will not chip or peel because it is not a topical film forming finish. There is no latex shine since our lime wash is a matte finish that calcifies into the masonry.
Lime Wall Paint coupled with the natural earthen mineral pigments refracts light in a unique way. The limewash mixed with the mineral surface breaks up incoming light and refracts it in every direction. This luminescence across the mineral surface adds character and a glowing effect to every wall.
Lime Wall Paint is eco-friendly as it contains only naturally occurring ingredients from the earth. As a natural mineral finish, Lime Wall Paint is a non-toxic, zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint with no synthetic chemicals or fillers. When applied it absorbs and removes odorous and harmful carbon dioxide from the air in the curing process thus improving interior air quality. This highly breathable lime wash paint protects your living space by not trapping moisture and humidity inside walls. Due to the alkaline pH of Lime Wall Paint the surface is also hygienic and is resistant to mold and bacteria.
Nothing can compare to the subtle, yet complex colors and finishes of Lime Wall Paint, where every color is hand-made from scratch using earth mineral pigments. From the subtle suede-like soothing texture to the way light plays on the surface, your walls will come alive with a gorgeous depth you never thought possible. The beautiful shades of lime wash paint we have selected will elevate your living space and create a designer look to every room.
Gallon coverage rate over primed drywall is approximately 350-400 square feet for one coat. Depending on substrate porosity and absorption rate coverage rate over porous surfaces such as brick and concrete is 150-175 square feet for one coat. 3.5 Gallon coverage rate over primed drywall is approximately 1,225 - 1,400 square feet. Depending on substrate porosity and absorption rate coverage rate over porous surfaces such as brick and concrete is 600-650 square feet for one coat.Two coats of lime wash paint are recommended to achieve desirable depth, softness, glow and mottled effect and to provide adequate protection outdoors.If you are doing a feature wall that is 10X12 which is 120 square feet of wall space, you will need 240 square feet coverage for two coats so you would buy a gallon and store the leftovers for any refresh or touchups.If your room wall square footage is 600 square feet you will need 1,200 square feet of lime wash paint for two coats so you would buy a 3.5 gallon.
This is a natural mineral based material and slight variations will occur from batch to batch. Conditions such as humidity and porosity variations in the surface can also impact the color uniformity. It is recommended to order at least 15-20% more paint than needed to ensure you have enough of the same batch and there is enough paint left over for future touchups.
Lime Wall Paint is best applied with a large block brush. This application technique helps achieve the soft, mottled appearance of lime wash especially when it is applied in a random, crisscrossing technique. The various brush strokes will result in tonal variations and help to refract light in various ways enhancing the texture, depth and mottling effects.
Surfaces must be clean and free of dirt, dust and mildew. Dampen all masonry surfaces before painting lime wash. For new drywall or previously painted surfaces you will need to use our Mineral Prime. It creates a micro porous surface for lime paint and forms a consistent appearance with uniform absorption and adhesion of the lime paint. Mineral Prime was designed specifically for use with our lime wash paint.
One coat of Mineral Prime is required for previously painted surfaces and two coats for new drywall that has not been previously coated with primer. Unsealed newly installed drywall that has been coated with joint compound needs to be completely dry and even in porosity before priming. Mineral Prime can be applied directly over new drywall, however this is not a blocking primer. Telegraphing of joint tape and seams can occur. This is a mineral based primer that creates a microporous surface for optimal results and proper adhesion with lime paint. If the surface porosity is in question, first seal with a traditional high-quality blocking primer designed for drywall followed by one coat of Mineral Prime.
For exterior lime washing, pressure washing is recommended and the substrate must be free of any contamination, dirt or previous seal coatings. You will need one coat of Mineral Prime for Interior + Exterior for previously painted exterior surfaces. Any horizontal surfaces will weather more rapidly than vertical surfaces. It is not recommended for horizontal surfaces that are in high traffic areas and exposed to continuous moisture. Do not apply if rain is expected within a 48 hour period or temperatures will drop below 32 degrees for 8 hours after application.
Lime Wall Paint is a creamy and full bodied ready to use lime wash paint which gives the applicator optimal versatility for desired finish and effect. Our preference is to apply it with a block brush straight (no dilution with water) to the wall as the base coat and then dilute the second layer with some water - 1:1 (one part paint to one part water). We recommend this technique especially for neutrals and tone on tone applications where you apply a darker base coat and a contrasting lighter color on top. Test the dilution and choose the viscosity or thickness you prefer per coat. Adding more water does not change the color of the lime wash paint.
Please plan to paint the lime wash on the entire wall at one time. Stir paint thoroughly - as you stir the lime wash paint it becomes creamy. It is essential to keep a wet edge to create the effect and utilize the radiance of the lime. Do not stop in the middle of the wall. You can divide sections by a natural dividing point like a corner. It is best to \"cut in\" as you spread the lime wash across the wall. You can start anywhere you want on the wall but be sure to keep a wet edge. You can spritz the wall with water if the area dries to keep a wet edge.
We recommend brushing out both coats for the most mottling and a plaster aesthetic. If you have large areas and are in need of higher production, you can use a roller and apply the lime wash in random sections for the first coat. (You can also roll on and back trowel the first coat.) Please make sure to apply the second coat in small criss cross X pattern with a block brush. (Refer to the Tutorial videos for visual display and thorough step by step instructions.)
Authentic slaked limewash finish that gives a softly textured appearance and matte finish in a beautiful range of colors. Bonds to the surface through a natural process resulting in a durable, breathable coating. Can be applied to drywall, plaster, masonry, brick, stone and previously painted surfaces. A brush-applied natural mineral based coating for sophisticated textural finishes.
When it comes to paint, do the Belgians know best Mineral-based, natural limewash is a Belgian basic with a chalky, nuanced texture that only gets better with age. Environmentally friendly and used for centuries, limewash is one of the original house paints. Should it be on your short list
Free of solvents that have pushed paints to the top of the household environmental hazards list, traditional limewash is made from natural lime and natural pigments. Even some modern varieties that contain additional binding agents use mineral additives that keep the environmentally-friendly attributes intact.
In its base form, limewash is off-white. Color is achieved by adding natural, alkali-resistant pigments, which are available in shades dictated by what the earth has to offer. Browns, grays, and taupes are the norm.
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Limewash paint, also called whitewash, is one of the oldest paints ever used in homes. From the ancient pharaohs of Egypt to the Roman times, to traditional Belgium homes, and even back to some of the first plantations in the United States, limewash paint has appeared time and time again as a simple way to paint homes.
Some limewash paints contain pigments so that you can customize your paint job. Popular colors that enhance bricks include shades of brown and grey, though you can find limewash in any color. Limewash is commonly used on exposed brick walls, where the limewash has a way of bringing out the textures of the porous bricks beneath.
Limewash costs anywhere from $25 to $100 per gallon, which is similar to your standard paint. However, if you mix it yourself, you can save on costs. Lime itself only costs around $5 to $15 for a 50-pound bag. Since all you need to do is add water, you can really save money and spend even less on the paint. 59ce067264