Lancaster Lime Works White Limewash is the perfect blend of our high calcium lime for sale and ready to use.
Limewash is an ideal breathable coating for interior and exterior that protects the wall from mold, mildew, and many kinds of staining. Highly recommended for use over our lime stucco and plaster. Ideal for interior basement walls. Best if applied to masonry. White Limewash is opaque and generally requires 3-4 coats. For a heavier “German Schmear” add 4-6 cups of NHL 2.0. Our 1 Gal of NHL 2.0 to 1 5 Gal of White Limewash will give that look. This is artistic! Always do a mock-up! Call for pricing of custom colors.
White Limewash is easy to pigment making your own custom color using our pigments which can be found here: PIGMENTS
Our Casein can be added for more durability.
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. Apply several coats for complete coverage. Adding Pigment will improve it’s hide-ability. We recommend using this Beater Attachment to thoroughly mix the limewash throughout application.
*Proper surface prep is key!* We recommend completely removing any old paint prior to limewashing. Use Cathedral Stone’s Heavy Duty Paint Remover on historic buildings covered with unsightly peeling paint. Do not use 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!
Read the installation guide below and feel free to contact us with questions or a custom quote for colors.
All ingredients sourced and made in the USA!