Fast to apply, matt white preparation paint specially formulated to create the ideal base coat for our Limewash Paints.

This Limewash Prep-Coat is suitable for previously painted walls, concrete, and wallpaper where a fresh new surface is desirable.


Plaster and lime plasters, plasterboards and drywall panels- with or without a skim coat of plaster- or all repaired surfaces should first be prepared with a deep penetrating primer/sealer to prevent patchiness due to difference in surface absorbency.

For surfaces with different absorbency, like fixed cracks, filler etc. apply a good quality water based acrylic sealer first. We recommend a minimum of two coats, or until surface has equal absorbency.

Suitable for interior use only.

 

Colour

Our Limewash Prep-Coat allows for deep and intense colours once painted over with the limewash paint. Please be advised that some colours painted on top of the Prep-Coat may appear slightly more saturated when compared to the Colour Cards.

We always recommend the use of sample pots of limewash paint on top of the Prep-Coat for an accurate colour representation.

This product is NOT required for interior surfaces such as render brick and natural absorbent surfaces.

 

Properties

  • breathable
  • very low VOC content (<1 gr/lit)
  • preservative-free
  • water-dilutable, low odour
  • free from mould causing substances
  • solvent-free
  • opaque matt finish

 

Coverage

Approximately 6 m2/lit (approximately 60sqft/lit) per coat on a smooth substrate. Rough surfaces will require more.

Values for coverage are to be used as a guide only, variation in quantity needed will depend on the porosity of the surface to be painted.

 

Drying time

At +20°C (+68°F) and 65% rel. Humidity surface dry and re-coatable after 4 – 6 hours. Fully dried and cured after approx. 3 days. At lower temperatures and higher humidity, these times are longer.

 

Application

The paint is ready to use and only requires a good stir. It can be painted using a brush, rolled-on or sprayed. First paint the ceiling, then the walls. To avoid visible lines, start at the window and brush away from the light.

On walls with patching, stark colour variations or other inconsistencies we recommend to apply two coats of the Limewash Prep-Coat. The first coat can be diluted with up to 10% clean water. Apply the last coat always undiluted.

Apply the paint evenly in varying directions, working wet on wet, in a single application.

Clean working tools with water after use.

 

Temperature

Do not use below +5°C (+41°F)

 

 

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