Little Greene Limewash 5 litre

 
 

£49.50 inc Vat

A traditional breathable paint, commonly used in older buildings and loved because of its soft, powdery finish. Water-based and environmentally friendly, our Distemper is strengthened to be wipable but is not recommended for areas of high traffic or condensation.

G001 Shirting 129
G002 Clockface 81
G003 Linen Wash 33
G004 French Grey 113
G009 Slaked Lime 105
G010 Stock 37
G011 Joanna 130
G012 Hammock 38
G013 Mushroom 142
G014 Rolling Fog 143
G017 First Light 49
G018 White Lead 74
G019 Whitening 41
G020 Hollyhock 25
G021 Stone-Pale-Cool 65
G022 Clay 39
G023 Bath Stone 64
G025 Rusling 9
G026 Old Paper II 146
G027 China Clay 1
G028 50s Magnolia 28
G029 Julies Dream 26
G030 Stone-Pale-Warm 34
G031 Beauvais Lilac 29
G033 Gauze 106
G034 Starlings Egg 97
G035 Acre 76
G036 Portland Stone 77
G037 Stone-Mid-Cool 66
G038 Stone-Dark-Cool 67
G039 Chamois 132
G041 Creamerie 42
G042 Linnet 89
G043 Woodbine 134
G044 Ivory 62
G045 Aged Ivory 131
G046 Stone-Mid-Warm 35
G049 Welcome 109
G050 Mirage II 4
G051 Whisper 5
G052 Dorchster Pink 213
G053 Light Peachblossom 3
G057 Echo 98
G058 Drizzle 217
G059 Mono 218
G060 Celestial Blue 101
G061 Bone China Blue 107
G065 Mirror 219
G066 Pearl Colour 100
G067 Salix 99
G068 Tracery II 78
G071 Aquamarine Deep 198
G073 Acorn 87
G074 Olive Oil 83
G075 Eau-de-Nil 90
G076 Kitchen Green 85
G078 Apple 137
G081 Custard 133
G082 Carys 148
G089 Cupboard Green 201
G090 Spearmint 202
G097 Gentle Sky 102
G098 Brighton 203
G099 Sky Blue 103
G101 Tivoli 206
G105 Chemise 139
G106 Pink Slip 220
G107 Milk Thistle 187
G113 Angie 185
GS01 French Grey Pale 161
GS02 French Grey Mid 162
GS03 French Grey 113
GS04 French Grey Dark 163
GS05 Pearl Colour Pale 167
GS06 Pearl Colour Mid 168
GS08 Pearl Colour Dark 169
GS10 Slaked Lime Mid 149
GS11 Slaked Lime Deep 150
GS12 Slaked Lime Dark 151
GS13 Bone China Blue Pale 182
GS14 Bone China Blue Mid 183
GS15 Bone China Blue Deep 184
GS17 Portland Stone Pale 155
GS19 Portland Stone Deep 156
GS20 Portland Stone Dark 157
GS23 Gauze Deep 165
GS24 Gauze Dark 166
GS25 Clay Pale 152
GS26 Clay Mid 153
GS27 Clay Deep 154
GS28 Clay 39
GS29 Welcome Pale 179
GS31 Welcome Deep 180
GS32 Welcome Dark 181
GS34 Stock Mid 173
GS35 Stock Deep 174
GS36 Stock Dark 175
GS38 China Clay Mid 176
GS39 China Clay Deep 177
GS40 China Clay Dark 178
GS42 White Lead Mid 170
GS43 White Lead Deep 171
GS44 White Lead Dark 172
GS45 Rolling Fog Pale 158
GS46 Rolling Fog Mid 159
GS48 Rolling Fog Dark 160
GY01 Loft White 222
GY02 Shallows 223
GY03 Inox 224
GY04 Urbane Grey 225
GY05 Grey Teal 226
GY08 Wood Ash 229
GY09 Ceviche 230
GY10 Fescue 231
GY11 Cool Arbour 232
GY12 Serpentine 233
GY13 Grey Moss 234
GY14 Toad 235
GY15 Flint 236
GY16 Tusk 237
GY17 Limestone 238
GY18 Mortar 239
GY19 True Taupe 240
GY22 Down 242
GY23 Rubine Ashes 243
GY24 Dash of Soot 244
GY25 Perennial Grey 245
GY26 Dolphin 246
LGB03 Bone China Blue (107)
LGB07 Arquerite (250)
LGB10 Regency Blue (253)
LGB11 Route One (254)
LGB15 Pale Berlin (258)
LGB19 Celestial White (262)

Description

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.

Product Facts

  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Water-based
  • 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.

Caution

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.

 

Additional information

Weight 8.000 kg
Colour

G001 Shirting 129, G002 Clockface 81, G003 Linen Wash 33, G004 French Grey 113, G009 Slaked Lime 105, G010 Stock 37, G011 Joanna 130, G012 Hammock 38, G013 Mushroom 142, G014 Rolling Fog 143, G017 First Light 49, G018 White Lead 74, G019 Whitening 41, G020 Hollyhock 25, G021 Stone-Pale-Cool 65, G022 Clay 39, G023 Bath Stone 64, G025 Rusling 9, G026 Old Paper II 146, G027 China Clay 1, G028 50s Magnolia 28, G029 Julies Dream 26, G030 Stone-Pale-Warm 34, G031 Beauvais Lilac 29, G033 Gauze 106, G034 Starlings Egg 97, G035 Acre 76, G036 Portland Stone 77, G037 Stone-Mid-Cool 66, G038 Stone-Dark-Cool 67, G039 Chamois 132, G041 Creamerie 42, G042 Linnet 89, G043 Woodbine 134, G044 Ivory 62, G045 Aged Ivory 131, G046 Stone-Mid-Warm 35, G049 Welcome 109, G050 Mirage II 4, G051 Whisper 5, G052 Dorchster Pink 213, G053 Light Peachblossom 3, G057 Echo 98, G058 Drizzle 217, G059 Mono 218, G060 Celestial Blue 101, G061 Bone China Blue 107, G065 Mirror 219, G066 Pearl Colour 100, G067 Salix 99, G068 Tracery II 78, G071 Aquamarine Deep 198, G073 Acorn 87, G074 Olive Oil 83, G075 Eau-de-Nil 90, G076 Kitchen Green 85, G078 Apple 137, G081 Custard 133, G082 Carys 148, G089 Cupboard Green 201, G090 Spearmint 202, G097 Gentle Sky 102, G098 Brighton 203, G099 Sky Blue 103, G101 Tivoli 206, G105 Chemise 139, G106 Pink Slip 220, G107 Milk Thistle 187, G113 Angie 185, GS01 French Grey Pale 161, GS02 French Grey Mid 162, GS03 French Grey 113, GS04 French Grey Dark 163, GS05 Pearl Colour Pale 167, GS06 Pearl Colour Mid 168, GS08 Pearl Colour Dark 169, GS10 Slaked Lime Mid 149, GS11 Slaked Lime Deep 150, GS12 Slaked Lime Dark 151, GS13 Bone China Blue Pale 182, GS14 Bone China Blue Mid 183, GS15 Bone China Blue Deep 184, GS17 Portland Stone Pale 155, GS19 Portland Stone Deep 156, GS20 Portland Stone Dark 157, GS23 Gauze Deep 165, GS24 Gauze Dark 166, GS25 Clay Pale 152, GS26 Clay Mid 153, GS27 Clay Deep 154, GS28 Clay 39, GS29 Welcome Pale 179, GS31 Welcome Deep 180, GS32 Welcome Dark 181, GS34 Stock Mid 173, GS35 Stock Deep 174, GS36 Stock Dark 175, GS38 China Clay Mid 176, GS39 China Clay Deep 177, GS40 China Clay Dark 178, GS42 White Lead Mid 170, GS43 White Lead Deep 171, GS44 White Lead Dark 172, GS45 Rolling Fog Pale 158, GS46 Rolling Fog Mid 159, GS48 Rolling Fog Dark 160, GY01 Loft White 222, GY02 Shallows 223, GY03 Inox 224, GY04 Urbane Grey 225, GY05 Grey Teal 226, GY08 Wood Ash 229, GY09 Ceviche 230, GY10 Fescue 231, GY11 Cool Arbour 232, GY12 Serpentine 233, GY13 Grey Moss 234, GY14 Toad 235, GY15 Flint 236, GY16 Tusk 237, GY17 Limestone 238, GY18 Mortar 239, GY19 True Taupe 240, GY22 Down 242, GY23 Rubine Ashes 243, GY24 Dash of Soot 244, GY25 Perennial Grey 245, GY26 Dolphin 246, LGB03 Bone China Blue (107), LGB07 Arquerite (250), LGB10 Regency Blue (253), LGB11 Route One (254), LGB15 Pale Berlin (258), LGB19 Celestial White (262)

Size

SKU: LITP15. Category: