What is limewash? Limewash is a type of paint process used for thousands of years that creates white-wash effects with a lime and water mixture. And no, there’s not an actual lime fruit in there- it’s powdered limestone! Limewash exhibits an Old-World feel by exposing while also protecting some of your beautiful brick through fresh paint. This service is hard to find in the Pensacola area. No worries though, you found us!
Your limewash questions answered!
Q: What is the limewash process and does it take a lot of time to complete?
A: It’s actually quite easy! We simply paint on the limewash coats, let that dry a bit, and continue with the “spray-off” process.
Q: Is limewash durable?
A: Yes! Thanks to its chemical composition, limewash protects porous brick from all weather elements. It even repels bugs, prevents mold and mildew on brick, and provides better air quality inside your home. However, like every paint job, it does fade over time. But, that’s the look limewash creates anyway- a worn style!
Q: Why choose limewash over a normal paint job?
A: As mentioned before, limewash has a unique composition that actually penetrates the brick. Due to this, limewash requires way less maintenance as it does not peel or chip like regular paint would overtime.
Q: Is it better to DIY limewash or hire a company? Why Richard Ingram Painting?
A: Yeah, it’s an easy process. But, maybe not so easy without the right tools and experience! We come ready with the perfect limewash mixture (the key to executing limewash properly) and all the right equipment including our team, making the process a lot more efficient.