Although they date back thousands of years, some of the best examples today of lime paint are those pictured in scenic postcards of gleaming white and pastel colored villages, so abundant throughout the Mediterranean. Many architects and designers currently seek a return to these methods and products of the past. Lime paint changes and evolves as it slowly ages, giving buildings an appealing, provincial look. Additional coats can be added as time goes on, enhancing the depth of colors. Modern paints often seal in humidity, which later leads to peeling and other exterior damage to a building’s surface. More like a stain than paint, lime paint is absorbed into the wall, penetrating the background. Once cured, the lime paint allows the surface to breathe, becoming a peel-free surface as it allows humidity to escape.
Making Lime Mortars
NHL General Guidelines
- Lime Paint User Recommendations & Data
- Protecting Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Lime Mortar
NHL & Premix Architectural Specifications
Project Info & Photos
- View project information & photos for Restoration – Lime Paint
Lime Paint Colors
The colors shown below represent Lime Paint colors that are currently available.
**Please note that “natural” is also available, but not shown.
The images are for representation and comparison only. Due to different variables such as computer screen resolution and monitor color settings, the colors may vary when seen on-site. Please use this selection as a guide only. To request a color chip, please contact us directly.