Limewash is a traditional material that has been used for thousands of years. Unlike modern paints, which lay on the surface of the substrate, limewash instead acts like a stain by penetrating deep into the pores of the underlying material. This process creates a peel-free, breathable surface, and the limewash remains vapor permeable after it cures.
Suitable for unpainted wood, plaster, and masonry. Limewash acts as a stain, so the substrate must be porous to ensure a successful application. We recommend a minimum of 2-3 coats for best results.
Recommended for historic buildings, friable masonry, and sustainable new design. Limewash is a breathable material that is suitable for historic brick, stone, plaster, and stucco, and it protects fragile or damaged masonry from weathering further.
Limewash is a beautiful, traditional exterior material that mellows while it ages and over time develops the weathered patina that characterizes the Old-World charm of Europe. We blend our Old-World European Limewash with slaked lime putty, which ensures that the lime particles are extremely fine and can absorb into even the finest substrate. Our limewash is all-natural, non-toxic and available in 24 traditional colors.
- Old World European Limewash – Color Chart.pdf
- Old World European Limewash – Datasheet.pdf
- Old World European Limewash – Limewash Returns Article 2000.pdf
- Old World European Limewash – SDS.pdf
Limewash Color Matching
Heritage Shelter Coat is used to change the texture of new or original masonry, or when a greater level of protection is required for highly damaged and friable brick and stone. Shelter Coat maintains the permeability of Limewash while providing a thicker application for greater protection and durability. The material can also be used to coat and texture cast concrete to give it the appearance of natural stone. The material comes in 24 traditional colors and can be custom matched to almost any color.
US Heritage Group accepts returns on standard materials up to 30 days from the date the order shipped with a restocking fee of 20% of the material cost. Any custom materials and materials with pre-blended color cannot be returned. Shipping fees are not refundable.