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Pure & Original Fresco lime paint in cardinal red color

Fresco lime paint

Indulge in warm, timeless spaces that captivate with rich color and movement using lime paint

Embrace the timeless elegance of limewash paint, historically used across Europe and the Mediterranean for its durability, strength, and color fastness. Fresco lime paint is 100% mineral, water-based and made from natural lime, water, and mineral pigments. It is appreciated for its eco-friendly nature, traditional wall finishes, and historical significance.

Key features of lime paint include:

  • A naturally aged, matte finish with authentic lime-wash brushed styles from vertical strokes and crosshatch to Al Fresco for more color nuances and a lime wash.
  • Over 190 naturally pigmented colors with a hint of lime gray and unique color shading that varies per color.
  • A breathable, antibacterial, antifungal, and air-purifying surface due to the high pH of limestone.
  • A water-repellent and washable paint after saturation with the Dead Flat Eco Sealer.
  • Paint made from high-quality natural ingredients in our 100% solar-powered factory.
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Color accuracy:

Lime-based paints may appear lighter than on the color card, but finishes like Dead Flat Eco Sealer will darken the color. Shade variation depends on color and application; dark colors reveal lime shading, light colors show subtle variations, and whites exhibit minimal or no variations in color.

​Samples recommended:

Digital screens are not a reliable source for color selection. It’s best to order our hand-painted color card.

300 ml sample pots are also available for purchase exclusively at the online store to test for accurate coverage and color representation on your surface and light conditions.

Surface preparation:

In most cases, proper adhesion requires preparation with our Wallprim primer. Fresco lime paint is a 100% mineral product and does not adhere well to synthetic surfaces such as drywall, sheetrock, regular paint coats, and other primers.

We also recommend practicing on a sample board prior to starting your project to achieve your desired finish. If you are uncomfortable with DIY, ask your installer to create a sample board for you.

How to apply Fresco lime paint

How to apply Fresco lime paint

Frequently Asked Questions about Fresco Lime Paint

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  • What is the difference between Fresco lime paint and Marrakech Walls plaster paint?

    The difference between Fresco lime paint and Marrakech Walls, a lime-plaster-paint, is mainly the texture. Fresco lime paint provides a brushed effect, while Marrakech Walls offers a more tactile, concrete-like texture. Both are beautiful in their own unique way, providing a rustic charm and sophisticated elegance to any space. Learn more here.

  • What is Fresco lime paint?

    Pure & Original Fresco lime paint is a distinctive, eco-friendly paint made from 100% mineral limestone, showcasing its versatility and sustainable characteristics. This unique paint offers a velvety matte, textured finish and comes in over 190 rich, naturally pigmented colors. Unlike conventional paints, lime paint is breathable, preventing moisture buildup and promoting a healthier indoor environment. With its historical roots tracing back to ancient Rome and Greece, lime paint has stood the test of time, providing both aesthetic appeal and environmental consciousness.

  • How can lime-painted wall textures enhance the look and feel of a room?

    The velvety finish of lime paint, sometimes known as limewash paint, brings depth and character to walls. Natural color variations contribute to a warm and inviting living space, while the lime texture creates a timeless, aged look, evoking a sense of history, authenticity, and sophistication. If a lime wash application is desired, you can dilute lime paint with water. Best yet, the breathable nature and high pH of lime paint prevents issues like mold growth and contributes to a healthier indoor environment.

  • How do you apply Fresco lime paint?

    To apply Fresco lime paint, start with a clean and primed surface. Ensure proper adhesion by using our Wallprim primer. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for stirring, and apply it evenly using a specialty block brush or cotton cloth—avoid using a roller or spray. To achieve authentic lime brushed textures, try vertical strokes, crisscross strokes, or Al Fresco for more color nuances and a lime wash. Allow the lime paint to dry thoroughly. For a darker color and added protection, use a sealer finish like Dead Flat Eco Sealer.

    For detailed instructions, refer to the Fresco technical data sheet.

  • Is Fresco lime paint an eco-friendly paint?

    Fresco lime paint is an all-natural, VOC-free, and eco-friendly option made from slaked limestone and organic pigments. Great for interior spaces with a naturally high pH, it promotes a healthy living environment by being breathable, antibacterial, antifungal, air-purifying, and capable of absorbing nitrogen and CO2 gasses. This water-based mineral paint is 100% recyclable, making it a sustainable and circular choice.

  • What are the benefits of using lime paint versus traditional paint?

    Lime paint offers numerous benefits compared to traditional paint, making it an increasingly popular and environmentally conscious choice. Composed of natural ingredients such as slaked lime and organic natural pigments, lime paint is breathable, anti-bacterial, and antifungal, promoting a healthier indoor environment. Its recyclability and zero VOC content contribute to its eco-friendly profile, while its natural mineral composition provides a unique and textured finish. With the ability to absorb CO2 during the drying process, lime paint not only enhances indoor air quality but also showcases sustainability by acting as a circular paint. The longevity and durability of lime paint make it an attractive option for those seeking a lasting and aesthetically pleasing alternative to conventional paints.

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