'Limewash has been used for thousands of years as a decorative and protective finish for internal and external wall applications. It has gained popularity again because it is 'technically' correct for use on old buildings (i.e. it allows moisture to evaporate) which helps to protect the building fabric and maintain a healthy environment. It is also 'kinder' to the environment than modern alternatives.
Limewash is made from slaked quicklime and water. It sets through a natural process known as carbonation i.e. it absorbs carbon dioxide given off during burning gradually returning to its original form (CaCO3), it then naturally weathers and degrades, returning to the ground, hence creating a cycle - the Lime Cycle
• is vapour permeable and so allows the wall to ‘breathe’ i.e. to control moisture levels
• gives the building a lively texture and has a soft matt finish
• has some antiseptic and antibacterial properties
• is VOC-free so does not contribute to indoor air pollution
• made in Wales using British lime
• all stable porous backgrounds – masonry, brick, lime plaster and old limewash paints.
Not suitable for:
• modern gypsum plasters, synthetic paints, cement renders or concrete.
• download brochure below for colour chart.
• Keep out of reach of children.
• Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
• A Safety Data Sheet is available from Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd on request.'
(Text provided by manufacturer)
British Standards Institute - Integrated Management System (9001:2015 and 14001:2015),
RIBA Accredited CPD'S