Calce is an eco-friendly mineral-based lime paint or lime wash for interiors. This natural paint has a high level of breathability and due to it’s alkalinity is a natural anti-mould (also anti-algae) finish. This lime wash has an amazing covering capacity and coverage is extremely easy to colour.
Beside using it as a natural, environment friendly finish you can create shades and effects resembling traditional lime plastered walls.
Impera Italia’s Advice™
Calce, just as most lime paints needs to cure to achieve it’s complete opacity.
Limewashes have free vapour permeability when applied correctly making them the ideal finish for old or damp walls.
A: No, we advise not to apply lime washes in areas where they can get in contact with water.
Q: Can you apply this lime paint over tiles?
A: No, as any other wall and ceiling paint this product should not be applied over tiles.
Q: Can a lime wash be applied on floors?
A: No, it shouldn’t. Please see our flooring products like our microcement for this purpose.
Q: How durable is this lime wash?
A: Lime washes are naturally soft, but are easy to maintain and repair.
Q: How good is the colour accuracy?
A: The colour chart presents the colours quite accurately, but we advise you to purchase the smallest available quantity of 1 litre before committing to a larger purchase.
Q: Do I really need a primer? Is PVA suitable as a primer?
A: Please consider that most lime finishes should either be applied on a slightly wet wall or on top of a special primer under modern conditions. Always use the right primer to ensure durability and opacity!
Q: How can we redo our wall or ceiling on which we applied your lime wash?
A: You only need to apply a light primer coat or mist coat before applying modern acrylic paints on top.
Q: Do I need a specialist to apply this paint?
A: Please consult your decorator if he’s applied lime paints before. It’s a fairly easy process after a bit of training or experience with similar finishes.
Q: What’s the shelf life of your Calce?
A: The guaranteed shelf life is two years but generally lime washes when stored under the right conditions last much longer.