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Your Guide To Limewash Paint | The Best Limewash Paint To Bring Charm To Your Home

Are you looking to transform your brick home and give it a charming, old-world feel, like that of those stunning Italian homes you see online and on DIY shows? Limewash paint may be the perfect choice for you! Before you start shopping around and making plans, read this go-to guide on all things limewash paint, where we’re answering the most common questions about this stunning finish and helping you choose the best limewash products and colors for your home.


What is Limewash Paint?

Limewash is an eco-friendly painting technique that gives your finish a rustic, distressed, and charming look. This brings out the natural textures and variations in your home’s brick, giving it depth and charm, making it look like the brick was painted many years ago. Limewash allows your home’s uniqueness to shine through while giving it a breathable, durable, and long-lasting finish.

Limewash changes as it weathers over time, naturally patina-ing and evolving over time and with the elements. This really ups the character and charm factor of your home. 

Limewash is easy to apply and goes on just like regular paint, which is great for painters and DIY homeowners. 

Want to see for yourself how charming limewash paint can be? Check out this limewash transformation our team brought to life in Chapel Hill, NC!


Where Can I Use Limewash Paint?

Limewash paint is perfect to use for brick surfaces, either on the exterior of your home or on interior brick chimneys and walls, etc. For the best application and overall look, use limewash on porous surfaces. However, it can be applied to drywall and plaster if you use the right mineral-based, high-quality primer. It’s not recommended to use limewash on metal or wood surfaces, though. 


What Colors Does Limewash Come In?

The most natural color of limewash is off-white, but it can be tinted in shades of brown, gray, or taupe – think natural earth tones. Limewash lightens as it dries, adding to its evolving charm and timeless look. 

When choosing limewash colors, it’s about more than just picking a color that catches your eye. There are many factors to consider, such as:

  • The style of your home – both architecturally and design-wise. 
  • The roof and trim color. 
  • Your home’s surroundings, landscape, and environment. 

Different colors of limewash will complement your home’s architecture, style, and aesthetic better than others. You also want to make sure it complements your roof and trim color for a well-rounded, natural look. 

You can learn more about choosing limewash paint colors here, but a few of our top colors from our favorite, most trusted limewash brand, Romabio, are:

  • Avorio White 
  • Cristallo White
  • Riposo Beige
  • Tropea Beige

What Is The Best Limewash Paint for Brick?

When it comes to choosing the best limewash paint for brick, we can’t recommend Romabio enough! Their paints are created from eco-friendly, natural materials, making it a paint that homeowners can feel good about.

Romabio limewash paints allow moisture to release from the brick, which prevents peeling, cracking, and mold from building up in the brick. 

Romabio Classico Limewash is our top choice, as it is a high-quality product that comes in stunning colors, is highly durable, easy to apply, low maintenance, and can be easily removed within 48 hours of application. 

If you like the look of limewash, but want a solid, more permanent finish that doesn’t patina over time and transforms the color of your brick completely, check out the Romabio Masonry Flat product. You’ll get solid coverage and a fresh, vibrant look that will last for 20+ years. 

You can learn more about why we recommend Romabio brick paints in this blog post


Where To Buy Limewash?

We recommend buying Romabio limewash paint, which you can find either online or by searching for a store that carries it near you. Use Romabio’s handy store finder tool to locate a paint store in your area that carries these high-quality products! 

If you’re looking to update your home, with either a complete exterior brick transformation or a smaller, interior brick paint job, limewash paint is a great option for adding timeless charm and character to your space. 

With this limewash guide, you’re now equipped to make the best decision for your home when it comes to choosing a limewash product, color, and getting the process started. 


If you’re ready to move forward with your brick limewash paint project in Wake County, we’d be happy to help you make the transformation happen seamlessly.

Visit our contact page to book your free estimate today!

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