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Professional Home Interior Limewash Painting Services

What Is Limewash?

Limewash is one of the oldest paints known to humankind that is still used throughout the world today. In the paint’s early creations, additive ingredients varied depending on location. Some example additives include skimmed milk, gelatin, chalk, wheat starch, rye starch, and linseed oil. However, the inclusion of pulverized limestone always remained the base ingredient. In fact, it was the inclusion of limestone and its durable yet permeable property that made limewash so appealing. In ancient structures, this breathability was especially useful in reducing the effects of condensation, which helped reduce humidity in the home by allowing the moisture in the walls to evaporate. Limewash can act as a permeable substance based on the way it applies and soaks into porous surfaces, rather than sealing them like most other paints do.

The Appeal of Modern Limewashing

Stylistically, interior limewash painting transforms ordinary-looking surfaces by giving them depth, character, and texture. While normally used on brick and stone walls, it can also adhere to plaster and walls prepped with a special primer. Naturally occurring limestone is an opaque white mineral, so you can expect the results of your limewashing to be a creamy white to pale sand color. However, limewash paints can be found in a range of neutral color variations, such as warm grey, dusty rose, and earthy brown.

Our Reliable Limewashing Services

As most people who attempt to take on a limewashing project come to find out, there is a bit of a downside to painting with this mineral paint. Without prior experience and practice, using limewash can be extremely difficult, especially since the most important part is getting the solution right. When mixed correctly, the solution should have the consistency of whole milk. Often, though, people will make their mixture too thick, which will leave walls looking like a gloopy mess. Then the solution will need to be removed, and you’ll have to start all over—at that point, you could probably just use some professional help. Luckily, that’s where Bear Mountain Custom Painting can help. Our staff has years of experience providing professional home interior limewash painting services with flawless results.

Our home interior limewash painting services are available to those in Cumming, Milton, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Duluth, Roswell, Suwanee, Jasper, Buford, Canton, Gainesville, Woodstock, Dawsonville, Big Canoe, and many more Northern Atlanta Communities. Get in touch with us through our contact page or by giving us a call at 678-723-1951 when you’re ready to get started.