Classico Limewash calcifies to the brick or stone and becomes like the rock, just as hard, allowing moisture to evaporate and working naturally with the surface. It doesn’t peel, chip, or flake off or lose its color depth and essence. It will continue to patina based on the weather elements, and you can repaint or touch it up when you want. Watch the How-to Exterior video or How-to Fireplace video to learn more about how-to apply.
Tools of the Trade & Proper Dilution
Classico Limewash is a concentrated slaked-lime paint product. You have to add water to dilute it and mix it in a separate mixing bucket into a paint-like consistency. It’s a very simple process and allows you to create a custom thick or thin paint.
When diluting, remember that it’s easier to add water later, so start with less water and mix your way to your ideal consistency.
Product needs to be diluted with 50 – 70% water.
Classico Limewash is available in these bucket sizes:
1Liter: 80 – 100 SQ FT
2.5 Liters: 200 – 250 SQ FT
15 Liters: 1200 – 1500 SQ FT
Easy Application & Low Maintenance
Because Classico Limewash is highly permeable and breathable, it calcifies to the brick for maximum durability and will continue to patina over time, lasting decades without having to repaint or maintain the finish. Due to the high pH of the paint, it is naturally mold-resistant and has a high UV and fade resistance allowing the color to keep its depth and quality over time.
Designed to be a one-coat process with no need for an additional primer, the application is easy and efficient. First, dampen your brick or masonry surface to combine cleaning and prepping in one simple step.
Make sure your Classico Limewash is already diluted, mixed and ready to apply once you’ve wet your surface.
Apply as directed then wait for 10 – 60 minutes depending on temperature and sunlight to begin the “wash off process.”
Follow our Easy Application Tips in the Classico Limewash brochure for more information.
Results are best when applied with the Masonry Brush or you can use a PRO paint sprayer.
And remember, it is removable!
One of the added benefits of using our authentic slaked-lime product is that, unlike traditional latex paint, Classico Limewash can be wiped or washed off immediately after application for a no-stress, no commitment purchase.
With the use of a high force pressure washer, the entire application on the exterior of a home can be removed up to 2 days following the initial application. This allows you to test the product on your brick or masonry surface first.
We highly recommend test strips and areas, ensuring you fall in love with the product and color before tackling the entire surface area.