Limewash paint is a slaked-lime paint used to create unique effects for the Interior and exterior brick surfaces. Limewashed brick has a unique, vintage/traditional, and modern look and feel depending on application.
Limewash was the early predecessor to modern paint products. But in its true application and effect on a wall it really acts more like an absorptive stain and it has different characteristics than modern paints. Limewash is not a coating that lays on the surface of the wall, but rather it penetrates into the surface of brick, stone and wood to create a peel-free surface. After it hardens limewash remains vapor permeable and will not trap moisture in the wall.
Traditionally used throughout Europe, Limewash is also known for its durability and little-to-no maintenance needed for decades. As limewash ages, it calcifies and adheres to brick. As it calcifies to the brick it becomes harder and more durable. It never chips, never peels, flakes off, lasting decades without having to repaint or maintain the finish. Limewash is also highly permeable allowing moisture to evaporate form the subsurface brick. It is naturally mold-resistant and has a high UV and fade resistance, so the color will never fade.