Little Greene Limewash
Little Greene Limewash is a very traditional finish used to decorate and protect porous stone and lime-rendered surfaces. Like Distemper, it is a breathable finish making it suitable for old and damp-problematic walls. Unlike paint, limewash penetrates the surface and the colour is built up by applying successive coats.
What is Limewash
Lime or calcium carbonate is found in limestone and chalk. Burning calcium carbonate in a kiln changes it to ‘quick-lime’ or calcium oxide. Quick Lime is a highly reactive material. Not quite ready to use yet. There are more processes to go through before you can start painting!
Next we need to add water to calcium carbonate. This process is called ‘slaking’ and produces a great deal of heat. The water boils violently. Slaked Lime or Lime Putty is the residue. Our friends at Little Greene then add some pigments (colours) to the Lime Putty. There you have it! Clean and ready to use tins of Little Greene Limewash in a range of colours.
Little Greene Limewash is not suitable for use on impervious surfaces like hard cement renders, gypsum plaster or modern bricks. Neither does it work well with sandstone.
- Recommended for exterior use only on lime render and porous stone
- Gloss level – 3% (very matt)
- Covers approx 6 square metres per litre (one coat)
- Available in a wide choice of colours
- Available in 5L tins
- Limewash is made to order, please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
We mentioned how violent it can be so please wear gloves when applying and take care of splashes, especially to the skin and eyes. To view more Product Information and Technical Data in a new window click here.