Lancaster Lime Works Barn Red Limewash is a blend of high calcium lime and pigments that’s easy to apply. Add our Casein for more durability. When dried, limewash has a natural matte finish that won’t won’t peel. Limewash is an ideal breathable coating for interior and exterior masonry, lime stucco and plaster. Perfect for interior exposed brick without toxic out gassing!
Barn Red Limewash has a very high PH which greatly reduces the existence of viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, fungus and moss.
Lime is caustic, eye and skin protection are necessary.
Made in the USA!
*Proper surface prep is key!* We recommend completely removing any old paint prior to limewashing. The best paint strippers we’ve found for historic homes that is safe to use with lime mortar is sold by Cathedral Stone Products. We recommend not using any paint strippers with acid due to the chemical reaction that occurs in homes built with lime mortar. Acid when it comes in contact with lime makes salt. Salt is an enemy to any masonry structure!
Coverage for both spray and brushing applications will be approx 150 – 200 square feet per gallon. Number of coats needed will depend on the surface, however at least three coats is typical. Limewash is the consistency of milk because if it is any thicker, it will crack and craze. Several coats will be needed if you’re looking for complete coverage. We recommend using this Beater Attachment to thoroughly mix the limewash throughout application.
Read the installation guide below and feel free to contact us with questions.