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The 6 Best Places to Use Limewash Paint in Your Home

With its natural properties and eco-friendly ingredients, limewash paint is a traditional paint that has been used in homes around the world for centuries. It is a natural paint made from:

  • Lime,
  • Water, and
  • Pigment.

It is known for its durability and for its unique and beautiful finish. Limewash house paint can be used on a variety of surfaces, including:

  • Plaster
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Wood
  • Drywall
  • Stucco

And more!

Because of its versatility, limewash house paint can be used around the house. It is also easy to apply, so if you are looking to do it yourself or DIY lime wash painting should be at the top of your list.

Here are just six of the best considerations to limewash paint interior and exterior spaces around your home:

1. Walls

One of the most common places to use limewash paint is on walls. Limewash can be used in any room in your house, from the kitchen to the bathrooms. It is the perfect paint for both new and modern homes too.

The natural properties of limewash paint allow it to penetrate into the surface of the wall, creating a textured and breathable finish that is perfect for older homes or those with traditional architecture.

With the right limewash, room aesthetics can carry a rustic or farmhouse vibe even in a modern home!

2. Ceilings

Limewash paint can also be used on ceilings to create a soft and muted finish. Lime Washed ceilings can add a subtle touch of texture to a room with a matte finish and are particularly popular in coastal homes, where a beachy vibe is desired.

Adding limewash paint to ceilings can also create a monochromatic design style, which is sure to turn heads in a modern or contemporary space.

3. Furniture

Limewash paint can also be used to update furniture. A simple coat of limewash interior paint can transform an old or outdated piece of furniture into a statement piece that is perfect for a modern or eclectic home.

Limewash paint can be applied to any type of furniture, including chairs, tables, dressers, and more, though some materials require being primed with Mineral Prime or Matte Sealer to ensure the furniture’s surface is properly protected.

4. Fireplace

Limewash paint is perfect for updating a brick or stone fireplace. By applying a coat of limewash paint interior spaces can be given a modern and fresh look, without losing their natural charm or texture.

5. Exterior Walls

Limewash paint can also be used on exterior walls, creating a natural and breathable finish perfect for older or historic homes. With an application of mold and mildew-resistant limewash paint exterior walls can be protected from the elements.

For modern and newer homes, lime paint can create a mottled and textured aesthetic. It can be applied directly onto porous surfaces. However, consider that sealed or pre-painted surfaces will first require a mineral Prime Interior + Exterior before the limewash is applied.

6. Garden Walls

Limewash paint can also be used on garden walls or stone paths, creating a natural and organic finish that blends seamlessly with the outdoor environment. When you limewash paint exterior spaces, cast your worries aside, as it is eco-friendly, non-toxic, and safe for wildlife!

Are you ready to give your home a unique touch? Explore our gallery for inspiration for your next DIY project or browse JH Wall Paints’ collection of lime paint today!