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How long will Limewash last?

five to seven years

What colors does Limewash come in?

Manufactured Pigments

1. Parchment 2. Aurora 4. Sunlight
6. Apricot 7. Terracotta 9. Cob
11. Blush 12. Soft Pink 14. Plum
16. Ariel* 17. Sky* 19. Foggy Blue*
21. Shell* 22. Mint 24. Leaf

How thick should Limewash be?

Some people prefer a thinner mix than 50/50. Thinner mixes can give a better final finish quality, but increase the number of coats needed. On horizontal exterior surfaces it is possible to use just 1 coat. A fairly thick layer of the thin paint is spread on and not brushed out.

Is Limewash waterproof?

Limewash is a simple type of matt paint made from lime and water, with or without additives. It has been used for centuries as a protective and decorative layer. We are using it to provide a waterproof, yet ‘breathable’ finish to our straw bale wall.

Can you Limewash cement?

For interior surfaces, add in a binding agent. Lime wash is unsuitable for drywall, but can be used on wood, brick, concrete, and other porous surfaces.

Can I Limewash over paint?

Unlike most house paints that sit atop surfaces, limewash sinks in, so it’s best applied to porous surfaces, such as plaster, stone, and brick. … The key is to go with a mineral-based primer–such as an acrylic primer (used often under latex paints)–that creates a surface the limewash can bond to.

Is Limewash more expensive than paint?

Limewash is Inexpensive & DIY Friendly bag. Even if you order a bag online, it is less expensive than a bucket of paint at around $40 for a bag. With this much limewash and some supplies, you could coat an entire 1600 square foot house.