lime paint

Arte di Vita lime paint is an eco-friendly and user-friendly mineral paint in 32 beautiful colours. Our lime paint has good colour consistency, a velvety finish and is easy to apply. The effect is streaky but not too much so. The lime paint comes in a lovely paper bag which contains the required amounts of pigment and lime. Just add water, stir and start applying! 
Price: €79.95

read our guidelines and instructions of use

read our guidelines and instructions of use

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Because computer screens can't offer an exact representation of the colours, we recommend ordering a sample card of the lime paint colour(s) of your choice. These small hand-painted paper cards (8.6 x 5.5 cm) are free of charge (if you order a maximum of 5 sample cards). 

Arte di Vita lime paint

lime paint on external surfaces

A natural, ecological paint with a traditional character. This mineral paint has a high water vapour permeability. Because of this permeability the paint is very suitable for application in farm houses or old buildings, because it regulates moisture and as a consequence there’s less chance of moulding. Because of the varying levels of pigment absorption, the chalk paint gives a subtle and velvety look. It is advised to apply a special primer for lime paint on the wall. The lime paint is applied wet-on-wet in two layers. Simply start at the edge of the ceiling with a small, flat brush and then with a lime-paintbrush all the way down. The drying time is 1-6 hours, depending on air humidity and temperature. As soon as the first layer is dry, you apply the second layer. Please mind the fact that the lime paint is quite dark during application. The intended colour becomes visible during the drying time. Lime paint also allows good adhesion to non-treated wood or MDF, giving wood an aged and robust character. The mixing of the lime paint is very simple. Add the pigment to 1,8 litres of water and stir. Then add the chalk and mix well. A package with 2,5 litres covers 10 - 15m2.

Lime paint is eco-friendly, traditional and sustainable and is very suitable for the renovation of old buildings. The - unpainted! - surface should be 100% mineral, in order for good adhesion to take place. Mineral surfaces are; concrete, cement, stone and bricks. When mixed, lime paint can be stored and used for a few months. The paint is applied with a lime-paintbrush, which is available in 18cm width for outside walls. Lime paint is always applied in two layers. During application and for at least the next two days, you need dry weather. Be aware that you need to apply the paint wet-on-wet in order to prevent colour differences during the drying process. Avoid unfiltered sunshine on the wall during application, because it may change the colour. Clean the surface using a high-pressure hose. Wetting the wall before application of the paint gives you more application time. Application in sunlight or on a warm, dry surface could burn the chalk paint, which will result in less adhesion. The drying time per layer is 1-6 hours, depending on air humidity and temperature. When the paint colour has become lighter, the paint is dry but not yet cured. The curing takes place through air. In the carbonation process with CO2 the lime paint eventually petrifies. This process takes 1-3 months. Lime paint is a breathing, moisture regulating and absorbing paint. Because of this, the paint can darken in wet weather and lighten again when the wall dries. This is part of the lively character of lime paint. The wall can be repainted with a single layer after a few years. Direct repainting is only possible with lime paint. The lime paint can be removed using a high-pressure hose. 

Arte di Vita lime paint

lime paint on external surfaces

A natural, ecological paint with a traditional character. This mineral paint has a high water vapour permeability. Because of this permeability the paint is very suitable for application in farm houses or old buildings, because it regulates moisture and as a consequence there’s less chance of moulding. Because of the varying levels of pigment absorption, the chalk paint gives a subtle and velvety look. It is advised to apply a special primer for lime paint on the wall. The lime paint is applied wet-on-wet in two layers. Simply start at the edge of the ceiling with a small, flat brush and then with a lime-paintbrush all the way down. The drying time is 1-6 hours, depending on air humidity and temperature. As soon as the first layer is dry, you apply the second layer. Please mind the fact that the lime paint is quite dark during application. The intended colour becomes visible during the drying time. Lime paint also allows good adhesion to non-treated wood or MDF, giving wood an aged and robust character. The mixing of the lime paint is very simple. Add the pigment to 1,8 litres of water and stir. Then add the chalk and mix well. A package with 2,5 litre covers 10 - 15m2.

Lime paint is eco-friendly, traditional and sustainable and is very suitable for the renovation of old buildings. The - unpainted! - surface should be 100% mineral, in order for good adhesion to take place. Mineral surfaces are; concrete, cement, stone and bricks. When mixed, lime paint can be stored and used for a few months. The paint is applied with a lime-paintbrush, which is available in 18cm width for outside walls. Lime paint is always applied in two layers. During application and for at least the next two days, you need dry weather. Be aware that you need to apply the paint wet-on-wet in order to prevent colour differences during the drying process. Avoid unfiltered sunshine on the wall during application, because it may change the colour.

Clean the surface using a high-pressure hose. Wetting the wall before application of the paint gives you more application time. Application in sunlight or on a warm, dry surface could burn the chalk paint, which will result in less adhesion. The drying time per layer is 1-6 hours, depending on air humidity and temperature. When the paint colour has become lighter, the paint is dry but not yet cured. The curing takes place through air. In the carbonation process with CO2 the lime paint eventually petrifies. This process takes 1-3 months. Lime paint is a breathing, moisture regulating and absorbing paint. Because of this, the paint can darken in wet weather and lighten again when the wall dries. This is part of the lively character of lime paint. The wall can be repainted with a single layer after a few years. Direct repainting is only possible with lime paint. The lime paint can be removed using a high-pressure hose.




204. cotton

200. levant

203. enamel

201. wool

103. papyrus 15 %

103. papyrus 5 %

118. samaria

221. silk

120. vincenza 10 %

120. latte macchiato 5 %

111. celadon 15 %

111. celadon 5 %

141. parana

147. Thera

206. bluestone

208. avebury

115. basalt

133. doleriet

211. tumuli

224. rose

225. mist 15 %

225. mist 5 %

132. padua

219. savane

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