05. LIME EARTH PAINT
A modern lime paint for interior and exterior walls that allows buildings to breathe and salts to pass through, by combining naturally hydraulic and non hydraulic limewash bound with acrylic.
Its formulation gives it increased freeze-thaw durability and abrasion resistance when used indoors, and bond strength to both porous substrates and masonry/emulsion painted surfaces.
High solids content gives good opacity reducing the number of coats required of limewash to one or two coats internally and up to three externally while maintaining its conservation quality status.
- 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.
This two component system comprises a pot of basic limewash to which a bag(s) of powder pigment/activator is mixed in to make either 4L or 8L of paint. The basic limewash can also be bought in 3L and 6L size pots.
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 4 - 8 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.