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St. Astier Lime Paint

Breathable Lime Paint for Historic Restoration,
Interior Design and New Construction.

Although they date back thousands of years, some of the best examples today of lime paint are those pictured in scenic postcards of gleaming white and pastel colored villages, so abundant throughout the Mediterranean. Many architects and designers currently seek a return to these methods and products of the past. Lime paint changes and evolves as it slowly ages, giving buildings an appealing, provincial look. Additional coats can be added as time goes on, enhancing the depth of colors. Modern paints often seal in humidity, which later leads to peeling and other exterior damage to a building's surface. More like a stain than paint, lime paint is absorbed into the wall, penetrating the background. Once cured, the lime paint allows the surface to breathe, becoming a peel-free surface as it allows humidity to escape.

Lime Paint base, (Natural), has no color added. It can be used to whitewash an old masonry building with only two coats and turn a dingy structure into a "museum-like" historic landmark.

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This is the Gambrel Roof House
Pennsylvania
in Historic Fallsington, Bucks
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Before
After
The Coastal Heritage Society Preservation Team members of Savannah Georgia whitewashed the retaining wall at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum using St. Astier lime paint.
After

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