How to apply lime based paints

When it comes time to whitewash the house for the umpteenth time, you often find yourself having to assess the ravages of time (meterologico and chronological), which leaves its marks on the walls. One of the problems that moisture, temperature extremes and isolation can create objectionable, is the mold. Cross (without delight) of many families can be, though – curbed and eradicated using the right materials, the right accessories, during the painting of the rooms. The lime-based paints, for example, are very good to solve this kind of problems and when we see how it is possible to apply this type of material.


lime paint is an ancient and natural material, composed primarily of lime, borax, casein and natural lands. It contains no chemicals and nowadays Starting from this premise is already a good starting point. The complete absence inside of plastic components and toxic makes it a breathable paint (also highly opaque) and very suitable for the insulation of the walls: the walls whitewashed in fact are more resistant to mold and temperature changes.

2The lime paint is a type of color suitable for both internal and external to that can be used on the same cement and lime plaster, stone and brick paving, to avoid instead of previous coats of oil paints, surfaces mainly composed of metals , and wood-based materials maybe treated with potassium silicate. In the case of walls treated oil or potassium silicate is good to eliminate the previous layers prior to painting.


Thanks to the properties of the lime (which is both binder, both pigment) is necessary to dilute the paint with water only at this stage that the consistency check is the right one, to avoid the accumulation of material, because of some practical drawbacks as plaques dry color that is detached from the plasterĀ If you want to increase the tightness of the dye can, however, add linseed oil (or low-fat milk) To get the most result of fresh plaster, it is necessary to elapse three coats, while just two layers of old plaster of lime, well distributed and leveled evenly with a spatula or with a roller. 4In addition to the purely material, it is also good to remember that being a natural product, the lime paint is non-toxic and does not give off fumes hazardous to the lungs and nervous system.