Lime Wall Paint
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Luminescent. Depth. Healthy. Hygienic. Soothing. Subtle.
Lime Wall Paint is a unique lime paint blended with natural mineral pigments delivering a gorgeous designer mineral matte finish. Our paint is developed with slaked lime that has been crushed, burned and mixed with water to make a lime putty. The putty is then aged for several years and thinned with water to make our beautiful paint. To tint the lime paint we use natural earth 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 Wall Paint can be applied to previously painted walls or new drywall by using Mineral Prime.
Lime Wall Paint can be applied directed over any porous unsealed surface.
It can also be used as a beautiful lime wash for brick and stone. Unlike traditional paint our lime wash absorbs into the brick and creates a natural contour of the stone. It will not chip or peel because it is not a topical film forming finish.
Lime Wall Paint can also be used as a lime wash on interior raw unsealed wood. A popular method of white washing wood is done by diluting our lime paint in a 1:3 mixture (1 part paint to 3 parts water).
Luminescent and Radiant
Lime Wall Paint coupled with the natural earthen mineral pigments refracts light in a unique way. 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.
Healthy and Hygienic
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 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.
Hand Crafted and Beautiful Colors
Nothing can compare to the subtle, yet complex colors and finishes of Lime Wall Paint, where every color is hand-made. 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 we have selected will elevate your living space and create a designer look to every room.
We have selected 65 curated colors on our palette. We also provide complimentary color matching to all major paint brands. We can color match Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams colors.
Ideal for interior or exterior surfaces, Lime Wall Paint can be applied to drywall, plaster, stucco, masonry, brick and previously painted surfaces.
Quarts will cover approximately 75-100 square feet. These are typically purchased as a sample to try on your surface first. If you prefer to do more of a thinned down wash you could use this on a small feature wall.
Gallon coverage rate is approximately 400 square feet.
3.5 Gallon coverage rate is approximately 1,400 square feet.
Two coats 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 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 paint for two coats so you would buy a 3.5 gallon and store the left overs for any refresh or touch ups.
What you will need.
If you are going to lime paint new drywall or previously painted surfaces you will need the Mineral Prime. If you want to seal the paint for high traffic areas such as bathrooms or kitchens, be sure to get the Matte Wall Sealer.
Lime Wall Paint is best applied with a large block brush. This application technique 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, depth and mottling effects.
So you will need Mineral Prime (for new drywall and previously painted surfaces), Lime Wall Paint (see Coverage), Block brush, Matte Wall Sealer (optional), mixing bucket, painters tape, plastic or drop clothes (for floors), paint roller, stirring stick, spray bottle, paint tray and ladder.
Prep and Prime.
Surfaces must be clean and free of dirt, dust and mildew. Dampen all masonry surfaces before painting. 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 of the lime paint. Mineral Prime was designed specifically for use with our lime wash paint. Apply one to two coats of Mineral Prime using a paint roller. Mineral Prime dries to the touch in 2-4 hours under normal drying conditions. It can be recoated after 4-6 hours. One coat of Mineral Primer is required for previously painted surfaces and two coats for new drywall that has not been previously coated with primer. After priming make sure to wash all tools thoroughly before applying Lime Wall Paint.
Lime Wall Paint Application.
Please plan to paint the entire wall at one time. 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. You can cut in as the first step or paint as you go along and “cut in” as you spread the paint. You can start anywhere you want on the wall but be sure to keep the wet edge. You can roll on the first coat (for lighter colors and to achieve more texture/tonal variations roll on the first coat in random directions or brush on in a criss cross pattern). Please make sure to cross hatch in a random pattern using a block brush for the second coat. (Refer to the Tutorial videos for visual display and thorough step by step instructions. In the tutorial videos we diluted the paint 1 part water to 1 part paint.)
Depending on your desired effect you can dilute the paint to create a lime wash for brick, stone and wood. Start with 1 part water to 1 part paint and test a section and continue to dilute as needed to create the coverage you prefer.
Stir paint thoroughly. Allow enough dry time so the coats are completely dry before moving to the second coat. Keep in mind the wet mixture is much darker – as it dries it lightens to the desired color.
After you complete two coats lightly spritz the painted area a few times. This will help to increase the tonal variations. Please be careful to not get water streaks....just a light mist with a spray bottle is recommended.
Sealer or No Sealer?
Lime Wall Paint leaves a matte velvety suede like finish. It cures over time and can be touched up easily with leftover paint. We recommend to leave it natural and not seal it unless you need to have a washable surface or prefer a protective durable sealed finish. If you choose to seal the finish it will darken very slightly. Apply one coat of our protective Matte Wall Sealer after 7 days of the final coat of Lime Wall Paint. This will allow the paint to cure and create the beautiful dimension and effects.