The Authentic Limewash Finish
Transform your brick or stone in one, easy-to-apply coat of paint Classico Limewash is an authentic slaked-lime paint specially formulated to create unique wash off effects for the Interior or Exterior.
Whitewashed brick has a charming Old World feel with a freshly painted look. You can update your home while still keeping the warmth of the brick exposed, and not having to fully commit to completely painted brick.
The best part is, it’s removable! There’s no stress when deciding the color or look that you want.
The paint is designed to be washed off in the first 5-days following application so you can test it as you want. It can easily be touched up because of its flat finish.
It is made to last and is manufactured in Italy with the highest-quality ingredients.
Classico Limewash is made from Dolomite lime from Northern Italy. It is slaked, aged like a fine wine, then specially formulated for durability with little-to-no maintenance for decades. It will continue to patina giving you an authentic, natural look for your home.
It is low maintenance and patinas over time.
Classico Limewash calcifies to the brick or stone and becomes like the rock, just as hard, allowing moisture to evaporate and working naturally with the surface. It doesn’t peel, chip, or flake off or lose its color depth and essence. It will continue to patina based on the weather elements, and you can repaint or touch it up when you want. Watch the How-to Exterior video or How-to Fireplace video to learn more about how-to apply.
“I love the way the dark brick peeks in from underneath the fresh white.” – Susan @Kindred Vintage
It is unlike any other paint or process.
Classico Limewash is an authentic slaked-lime that has been used in Europe for centuries. Other paints and processes like the German Schmear technique are much more difficult to apply and you may have issues with the brick or stone.
In Roman times, lime paint was applied everywhere and it took hundreds of years, if not centuries to create the beautiful whitewash effect. With Classico Limewash you can achieve it overnight!
“I have nothing against natural brick. I think it’s beautiful. But I am a sucker for that European limewashed brick.” – Lauren @Bless’er House
Tools of the Trade & Proper Dilution
Classico Limewash is a concentrated slaked-lime paint product. You have to add water to dilute it and mix it in a separate mixing bucket into a paint-like consistency. It’s a very simple process and allows you to create a custom thick or thin paint.
When diluting, remember that it’s easier to add water later, so start with less water and mix your way to your ideal consistency.
For thicker applications, dilute 50%-75%.
For thinner, dilute 75%-100%.
Classico Limewash is available in these bucket sizes:
1 QT covers up to 120 sq/ft
Makes 1.5 – 2 QT after the dilution process.
.67 GAL covers up to 300 sq/ft
Makes 1 – 1.5 GAL after dilution process.
4 GAL covers up to 1,800 sq/ft
Makes 6 – 8 GAL after dilution process.
Easy Application & Low Maintenance
Because Classico Limewash is highly permeable and breathable, it calcifies to the brick for maximum durability and will continue to patina over time, lasting decades without having to repaint or maintain the finish. Due to the high pH of the paint, it is naturally mold-resistant and has a high UV and fade resistance allowing the color to keep its depth and quality over time.
Designed to be a one-coat process with no need for an additional primer, the application is easy and efficient. First, dampen your brick or masonry surface to combine cleaning and prepping in one simple step.
Make sure your Classico Limewash is already diluted, mixed and ready to apply once you’ve wet your surface.
Apply as directed then wait for 10 – 60 minutes depending on temperature and sunlight to begin the “wash off process.”
Follow our Easy Application Tips in the Classico Limewash brochure for more information.
Results are best when applied with the Masonry Brush or you can use a PRO paint sprayer.
And remember, it is removable!
One of the added benefits of using our authentic slaked-lime product is that, unlike traditional latex paint, Classico Limewash can be wiped or washed off immediately after application for a no-stress, no commitment purchase.
With the use of a high force pressure washer, the entire application on the exterior of a home can be removed up to 5 days following the initial application. This allows you to test the product on your brick or masonry surface first.
We highly recommend test strips and areas, ensuring you fall in love with the product and color before tackling the entire surface area.