Limepaint

With the 100% mineral, ecological Mia Colore lime paint - Calce Vernice -  you create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Even today this incomparable paint enthralls both young and old. This environmentally-friendly paint, prepared by Mia Colore with traditional techniques, can be recognized by the exquisite color variations and its nuanced and powdery look. The authentic ambiance this paint gives to your walls becomes gradually more beautiful over time.

  • Available in 67 colors
  • Nuanced and powdery look
  • Ecological
  • Environmental friendly
  • Permeable to water vapour
  • Excellent coverage
  • Rustique appearance
  • Also suitable for furniture to give a distressed authentic look

Available in 1 litre. Ask for our hand painted colorcard at one of our dealers or order online at www.miacolorepaint.com (USA)

Characteristics Mia Colore limepaint

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Calcium paint - Calce Vernice, is one of the oldest and most traditional types of paint, dating back to long before Christ.

The Mia Colore calcium paint is a 'breathing', ecological, environmentally friendly, paint. Mia Colore calcium paint is 100% mineral with natural pigments. This paint is ideally suited to lend your interior a warm, rustic appeal and offers:

  • Excellent coverage
  • Permeable to water vapor
  • Inflammable
  • Bacteria- and moldresistant
  • Low VOC (<30)

 

Maintenance of lime paint

Due to its many special characteristics and simple maintenance this paint is ideal in any space. It is suitable even in wet spaces, such as a bathroom. Note, however, that it cannot be used around the bath tub or in the shower. This could cause stains. Mia Colore calcium paint does not stain, however it is not washable unless protected by a matte varnish - Vernici. This varnish can be wiped with a damp cloth; this does not affect the unique appearance of the Mia Colore calcium paint.

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Application of limepaint

Lime paint can be applied with a common block brush, sponge or cloth. The paint can be applied to many bases, such as latex paint, some types of wall paper, stucco and wood. To neutralize an existing base we suggest always priming with our special wall primer - Muro di Primer, which provides a mineral base for the calcium paint. It is important to apply the calcium paint immediately, while the primer is still wet. To achieve the right result, apply the paint in vertical strokes from ceiling to floor - do not paint the edges first or work in blocks. Finish the complete wall from corner to corner without a break. Calcium paint cannot be touched up without causing a difference in color. Before you start, make sure the surface is free of dust and grease. Ask your Mia Colore dealer for the Guide for the application of limepaint.

Techniques

Obtaining different effects, such as cloudy, criss-cross, or streaky, is a matter of trying it out. The effects can be intensified or toned down by diluting the paint with water, or choosing between a brush, a sponge or a cloth. Lime paint can also be applied with a spatula for an extra authentic look. In short, the possibilities are endless!

Cloudy or striky effect

A cloudy effect can be achieved by applying with rotating moves with a lime brush, sponge or towel. A streaky effect can be achieved by applying vertical strokes from top to bottom in an irregular, playful way. Another possibility is to apply the paint criss-cross.

Dilute with water

Adding water may make the paint easier to work with but also has an effect on the color and appearance. The lime paint can be diluted up to 1:1. Depending on the thickness of the lime paint we suggest diluting the first layer about 15 to 30% and the second layer about 10% more. Prevent potential differences in color by keeping the ratios equal between multiple cans of paint. Before you begin, always check the technical chart at 

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Colours of Mia Colore lime paint

The Mia Colore lime paint is available in 1L. Choose from the 67 stylish Italian colors at your Mia Colore dealer and ask for our handpainted colour chart.

Difficulty choosing the right color?

Mia Colore's 5 most popular colours:

  1. Etna Ashes
  2. Greystone
  3. Deep Night
  4. Active Volcano
  5. Vatican Ground

Additional information

Dry and repaintable

Mia Colore lime paint dries in 2 - 3 hours, and can be repainted after 8 hours.Wait at least 7 days before applying Vernici.

Sustainability

Shelf life is at least 6 - 12 months in closed original can. Store in a dry and frost free area.

Precautions

Do not use when temperature is below 5 degrees Celsius (23 F) or humidity isf 80% or over. Safety sheets available at dealer.

Keep out of reach of children

Always consult our technical data sheets.


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