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Frequently Asked Questions

Simply put - aesthetic and health!

Our lime paint is all-natural and completely eco-friendly. As a mineral finish, Lime Wall Paint is a non-toxic, chemical free, zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint. 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 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. Acrylic and latex paints are filled with harsh chemicals and odors and outgas fumes and toxins into your environment for years. 


A lime paint finish is also very different from traditional paint - Lime Wall Paint has a luminescent quality that makes it a soft, subtle, velvety, suede-like and luxurious. It has mottling and soft tonal variations and depth which makes it a truly unique and beautiful finish for walls, wood and porous surfaces.

Refreshing lime paint is simple. For interiors, simply remove any dust or dirt and refinish with another coat of Lime Wall Paint. On the exterior, surfaces should be washed and rinsed to remove dirt, dust and biologic growth. Allow the surface to dry and refinish with another coat of lime paint.

Our lime paint can be applied to many different interior and exterior surfaces including drywall, plaster, brick or masonry, cement and stucco. It will go directly over porous surfaces and require JH Mineral Prime over drywall or previously painted surfaces. Our paint is typically not suggested for use on exterior wood or metal but can be used on interior woodwork and trim if a flat matte sheen or lime wash is desired. 

Our lime paint is applied with a large block brush. Brushing lime paint helps achieve the soft, mottled appearance 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 and dimension of the finish. Please visit our Tutorial page for a how to paint a wall using Lime Wall Paint instructional video.

No, our mineral matte flat sheen is the only option in Lime Wall Paint which gives it such inherent character and charm.  

To get more of a sheen and plastered effect you can burnish our lime paint using a 1,000 grit sand paper or sanding sponge.  

Lime Wall Paint contains no VOC’s and has no harmful ingredients or synthetic additives. It is virtually odor-free and does not “off-gas” after it has dried. Only water evaporates from the wet paint surface. It is completely safe to use in occupied areas and around those with chemical or allergy sensitivities. It will not burn or contribute fuel or noxious smoke in case of fire. Our lime paint contains no asthma triggers.

Because we do small batches using natural earth mineral pigments as a colorant a quart size of Lime Wall Paint is the smallest size we offer.

We offer a few hand made paint swatch options.

We offer full page brush outs of the lime paint colors. These are 8X11 sheets of draw down paper with 2 coats of Lime Wall Paint. These are great for large color swatches and are available in our 73 colors and they are $10 each.

We also offer 8X10 sample boards prepared with 2 coats of Mineral Prime + 2 coats of Lime Wall Paint applied in a criss cross pattern to show the actual texture that will be on the wall. Each board is hand crafted and made to order. Different applications techniques can be done upon request. We offer these in all 73 colors and they are $25 each.  

Both of these can be purchased from the Shop page. 

Each order of paint is hand crafted by batch from scratch.  The selected earth mineral pigment color is ground into each batch of paint by our color technicians.  This unique and highly customized process usually takes anywhere from 5-8 business days to make your order (in the order it was received). The orders are then shipped viaFedex Ground which usually will take anywhere from 2-4 days.  You will receive a shipping email with a delivery date once your order ships so you can plan your project accordingly. If you need expedited shipping please contact us and we can give you a shipping quote for Fedex Overnight. For large orders please contact us if you have a specific deadline to meet.  

We make every effort to ensure our high quality standards are met with each order while committing to shipping as soon as we can!  We promise it will be worth the wait when you see the beautiful hand crafted paint arrive to your doorstep.

Due to our batch production, each order is customized and colored naturally using earth mineral pigments, therefore cannot be refunded or exchanged.Once the product has been made no adjustments can be made to the quantities or colors ordered.  

Yes we do! We can ship anywhere!

Our free shipping option includes the contiguous United States (not including Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico).

For a custom quote to ship to your location please email support@jhwallpaints.com.

Our pure white is 101. It is cool with a grey undertone whereas 102 is our warm white. We do have a bright white we offer which is 100 and is available via order through email (support@jhwallpaints.com). 100 is great to use for a tone on tone application to create a larger contrast to a darker neutral base color.

103 is off white/ivory.

Yes, the color numbers changed on September 21, 2021. They are all the same colors but just a different number. Our numbers are all now three digits.

Please email us - support@jhwallpaints.com - or call us if you need to know the equivalent of an old number.