Limewash is a product that has been used to coat the external surfaces of traditional lime rendered timber constructed buildings for over two centuries and has been the number one choice for external decoration and protection for the duration of that time due to it's extreme water permeability allowing building without damp proof courses to breath. In recent years, Limewash has become increasingly popular again as people have recognized the damage caused by the use of modern masonry paints and due to the ongoing recommendations from home design/improvement companies.
Exterior Limewash is a popular traditional paint that has been made using lime putty, and was originally developed to offer 'breathability' to surfaces. External surfaces are always exposed to the elements and harsh conditions caused by nature. Limewash has been designed as a coating for external walls to offer superior water permeability and is highly suited for application to wet walls, where the substrate often stores the damp. Exterior Limewash has been made in such a way that the water can be released and evaporates back into the air, meaning the substrate is less susceptible to store water and is far less likely to erode over time.
Limewash is a traditional, high performance paint that has been used for a long time now, due to it's protective properties and appealing finish, usually in white. The Traditional Paint Company are able to tint and colour our Exterior Limewash to almost any traditional or contemporary designer colours, to create a decorative finish to suit your requirements.
The Traditional Paint Company Traditional Exterior Limewash is a breathable product.
This product is formulated to be applied to lime renders but by applying a coat of Pozzolan Limewash as a primer it can be applied to most external surfaces, most suitably of which are bricks, flint and concrete render, as well as any other surfaces that have been previously coated with limewash.
Plan your application in advance, NEVER coat in full sun as this will result in too fast a dry time and leads to a poor finish. Brushing is the recommended method of application, using a roller can result in too thick a coat being applied and this can also lead to a poor finish resulting in the limewash 'mud cracking'.
Remember it can take several days for the limewash to dry out, only then will the final colour be achieved as varying moisture levels and atmospheric conditions can give variations in the tone of the limewash.
|Type:||Limewash modified with tallow|
|Stock Colours:||See Colour Card|
|Tintable:||Yes, upon request. Please note, bespoke tints are non refundable / exchangeable|
|Suitable Substrates:||For exterior lime render, wattle and daub, clay lump surfaces|
|Application Method:||Brush (2 knot brush or good masonry brush)|
|Theoretical Coverage:||9 m2 per litre at per coat|
|Wet Film Thickness (WFT):|
|Dry Film Thickness (DFT):|
|Touch Dry:||4 hours at 20°C|
|Overcoatable:||After 24 hours at 20°C|
|Cleaner / Thinner:||Water|
|Shelf Life:||Indefinate shelf life when stored unopened between 5 & 25ºC|
|Packaging:||Available in 5 Litres|
The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.
Customer further agrees that Promain have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets and are not liable for failure due to misapplication or inadequate substrate cleaning and preparation. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions.
A solvent free highly flexible and durable paint with a gloss finish ideal for the protection of woodwork.
A waterborne paint made primarily of linseed oil suspended in water and can be mixed to produce a large variety of different colours.
A high performance product providing superior protection and decoration to a variety of external buildings.