Fresco Lime Paint
Fresco is a 100% mineral and very environmentally friendly lime paint. The appearance is determined by the method of application and the conditions under which the paint is applied.
Lime paint is bacteria and fungus resistant, air purifying, hygienic, CO2 absorbent and absorbs nitrogen gases.
- Water based
- Coloured with natural and organic pigments
- Chalk matte effect
- Colour nuances
- Very environmentally friendly
- 100% recyclable
- High coverage
- Water vapour permeable
- VOC free
- Solvent free
- Tension free
- No synthetic binders
- Bacteria and mold repellent
- Little to no odour
- Painted walls
- Newly plastered walls
- (Non-woven) wallpaper
Lime paint in the bathroom and kitchen
Lime paint is breathable, mould and bacteria resistant and is therefore extremely suitable for the bathroom and kitchen.
Thanks to the lime paint’s breathable character of the lime paint, it can absorb the excess moisture in the air and release it as soon as the humidity drops. This characteristic improves the living conditions and moisture problems, such as fungi and bacteria, are less likely.
Because Fresco has an open structure and does not close the wall, it isn’t easy to clean. You could, however, carefully dust the wall with a clean, non-greasy duster. However, we recommend leaving the wall as-is unless it is essential. Because lime paint is sensitive to water, it is not possible to clean a spot. If you want to be albe to clean lime paint and protect it against moisture, we recommend the use of Dead Flat Eco Sealer. You can also choose a different finish such as Lime Soap or Italian Wax.
Lime paint on orange-peel, textured walls
Do you have texture, such as orange-peel, on the wall? Flattening is an option, or leave it as-is! You can easily apply Fresco lime paint to a textured wall such as orange-peel. The texture, together with the lime paint, gives a special effect to the wall.
The method is similar than on a standard wall. The textured wall may require a little more paint because you are painting a 3D object. The texture makes it difficult to paint in stripes. That is why it’s best to apply the “criss-cross” method. This technique will create a cloudy effect.
Colour nuances can be slightly less than on a flat wall. Because the light nuances may disappear slightly, the colours will show full and warm. The structure has an almost velvety effect on the wall.
Can you paint over lime paint?
A question that concerns many lovers of lime paints is whether the paint can be painted over. Yes! After drying, Fresco can be repainted immediately with a new layer of Fresco. Do you want to paint over lime paint with latex or another type of paint? First apply at least one layer of Fresco Special Fix.
What is the difference between lime paint and lime matt?
The difference between lime matt and lime paint is elementary. Lime paint is a paint based on lime, so it is a type of stain. Lime matt is as matte as lime paint but is not lime-based and does not show unique properties like colour nuances, moisture regulating properties, and mould prevention.
Sustainable and circular paint
During the drying process of lime paint, water and lime combine to form a stone mass. CO2 is an essential ingredient to complete this process. Lime paint absorbs the CO2 out of the air and has the same function as trees in nature: reducing the amount of CO2 in the room.
Lime paint is 100% recyclable and is, therefore, a circular paint. Also, lime paint is breathable, bacteria and fungus resistant, air purifying, and absorbs nitrogen gases.