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Porters Lime Wash is a unique exterior lime based coating made with natural pigments to help create a soft weathered patina. Think of buildings in Tuscany, Portofino & other regions throughout the Mediterranean – all of these are generally coated with Lime Wash.
Porters uses slaked and aged lime in their Lime Wash to create an ageless look for existing and new buildings. Once the carbonation process starts the lime in Porters Lime Wash “blooms” so you see more variations in colour and often with slight streaking. Over time the colour variations will continue and streaking may become more noticable around mouldings, windows, door trim and other architectural features. Colour variations will be more prominent in deeper colours. Porters Lime Wash remains soft and gradually washes away over 10 to 12 years. Porters Lime Wash also has hygienic properties and since it has a high PH it can also act as a mild fungicide.
Porters Lime Wash can be applied to cement render, bagged brickwork, concrete, masonry blocks, unglazed bricks, mud bricks, sandstone, off-form concrete, tilt-up concrete panels and most absorbing building stones. Porters Lime Wash is perfect for painting cement and terracotta pots.
Tips: Since Porters Lime Wash is based on the traditional Lime Wash, it is applied and treated differently to modern paints. We recommend choosing a highly skilled painter to apply Porters Lime Wash and a painter that has applied Lime Wash before or at least read up thoroughly on this product as it does have some limitations and performs very different to other paints.
Porters Lime Wash is for exterior applications only – for interior uses use Porters Interno Lime Wash. When using Porters Lime Wash on an acrylic modified render, it’s best to check the porosity of the render first. Lime Wash is designed to go directly onto masonry that is absorbent, so is some cases Lime Wash may not correctly adhere to modified acrylic render due to the added acrylic which reduces absorbency. It’s always best to test a small patch first to make sure you are getting correct adhesion before completely applying. If Lime Wash isn’t adhering correctly or if in doubt, then we recommend applying 2 coats of Porters Limeproof Undercoat Sealer before applying your top coats of Porters Lime Wash.
Check out how effectively you can create a soft weathered patina with Porters Lime Wash……