05. LIME EARTH PAINT
Lime Earth Paints are suitable for interior and exterior walls and offers a soft matt finish. The porosity of the lime allows moisture to evaporate out of walls rapidly, making it suitable in areas where there is moisture, and also as an exterior paint. Its alkalinity naturally inhibits mould growth. Suitable for use on lime plaster, gypsum plaster, brick, renders and stone surfaces. Also on lining paper, wood and previously painted surfaces. See below for more details.
Once mixed together, this paint will start to set - carry out preparation before mixing. Ensure surface is free of all flaking paint, dust and loose paper. Prepare any uneven surfaces with lime plaster or mortar. Dampen any porous surfaces with water. For damp walls, prime with pure limewash (sold separately) and allow a few days before applying Lime Earth Paints. Allow a minimum of two weeks for newly lime-plastered walls to dry and one week for gypsum plastered walls, before applying Lime Earth Paint. Mix any settled lime putty back into a smooth limewash in the tub before carefully adding contents of colour bag, a little at a time, mixing the two together.
Apply by brushing onto the wall in different directions. Avoid cutting in around edges and always paint an entire wall in one go to avoid join marks.
Coverage varies from 3 - 6 sqm per litre, depending on texture and absorbency of substrate. Lime Earth Paint normally covers with just one coat.
|Available Sizes||Approx. coverage m2|
|Lime Earth Paint 4L||16 - 24|
|Lime Earth Paint 8L||32 - 48|
|Just Limewash 3L||9 - 18|
|Just Limewash 6L||18 - 36|
Coverage quoted is approx and may vary due to application or absorbtion from the substrate etc.; figures are for total area one coat would cover.