All Romabio Paints are concentrated to help extend their shelf life, creative flexibility, and environmental friendliness.
Dilution is the act of adding water to the concentrated paint product and mixing it to create an ideal paint solution. The amount of water to use for each specific Romabio Paint is included in the instructions on the back of every Romabio bucket and in each individual product Technical Data Sheet (TDS).
No. Color pigments do not dissolve in water, however wet paint is always several shades darker than dry paint. Therefore, the only change in color will be when the paint dries.
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Detailed technical information for application is available on each Romabio product’s Technical Data Sheet (TDS). Visit the appropriate product page to download the TDS you need.
They have a long shelf life (approximately 5-10 years) in their concentrated form. Shelf life will shorten if mixed with water, due to impurities in the water you mix it with. It is recommended to only dilute the minimum amount of paint you will use and store the remaining concentrated paint in a dry and temperature-controlled space.
Classico Limewash FAQs
Classico Limewash, being made from authentic slaked lime, is naturally mold resistant. But algae, is a plant and can grow virtually anywhere with humid conditions. First you need to identify the source of the algae – is there water running off your roof directly onto a limewashed surface? Fixing the source is the best solution. To clean algae, you need to use an algae cleaner, however, most have such strong chemicals, it could remove some of the Classico Limewash, so you may have to touch up those areas until you fix the root of the problem.
Classico Limewash is incredibly easy to touch up. You do not have to paint the whole surface again. You can mix a small amount, then go over any areas needing to be refreshed with the Romabio Masonry Brush. You do not have to wet the surface first if you are just touching up.
No. Classico Limewash is formulated for use only on unsealed and unpainted brick, stone or masonry surfaces, and in some cases can be used on raw wood.
The 7 Classico Color Collection can be viewed here. While they’re all neutral, they range from bright white, to a soft gray, and Tuscan-inspired beiges. Here they are by undertone:
- Bianco White: Cool undertone, base white. The brightest white.
- Avorio White: Neutral undertone, our most popular white. It will pull either warm or cool depending on trim color and other architectural features.
- Cristallo White: Also, neutral, but off white or antique white.
- Nube Gray: Cool undertone, very light gray.
- Toscana Beige: Warm undertone, medium beige color.
- Tropea Beige: Warm undertone, darker beige color.
Those are most likely tannin-related stains coming through your bricks. You could go over those areas with Romabio MicroGrip Primer, then another coat of Classico Limewash to both help block the tannins and touch up the stained areas.
Classico Limewash is an authentic slaked lime paint, handcrafted in Italy with lime from the Dolomite Mountains. It is a specially formulated limewash that gives you durability, artistic flexibility and is quickly applied in three easy steps.
Classico Limewash is formulated to be easily applied onto unsealed and unpainted brick, stone, or masonry surfaces. It can also be applied to natural wood for artistic purposes.
No. See above FAQ.
Classico Limewash comes in 7 beautiful, neutral shades that range from white, to gray and warm Tuscan-inspired beiges called the Classico Collection. Classico Limewash is a white-based paint only, so it can be custom tinted to light or white-based colors by a participating independent paint retailer.
It depends on what you want to achieve. Classico Limewash is a beautiful, one-coat product that allows you to wash off and expose some of the brick. Classico Limewash is formulated to continue to patina over time, adding to that antique limewash look.
Masonry Flat and Masonry Textured are our most durable masonry paints and are designed for longevity with a solid finish. They require a two-coat process, and if applied as directed Masonry Flat and Masonry Textured come with a 20-year warranty.
No. See above FAQ.
No. Classico Limewash is not recommended for floors, high traffic areas or horizontal surfaces.
Classico Limewash with the distressed or washed off aesthetic is an easy 3-Step process. See our Limewash page for more information and video tutorials.
Classico Limewash is a one-coat, easy 3-Step process.
It depends on your linear square footage, how many coats you will use, how absorbent your surface is, and how much you decide to dilute your paint. If applied as directed, it is also a one-coat process. You can calculate your Linear Square Footage by multiplying the height of the wall or masonry surface by the width of the surface. Just using your home’s entire square footage is incorrect. After you calculate the linear square footage of the area to be painted, you can use the coverage guidelines below, by bucket, to determine how much Classico Limewash you need.
- 1 Liter size covers 80-100 SQ/FT
- 2.5 Liter size covers 200-250 SQ/FT
- 15 Liter size covers 1200-1500 SQ/FT
No, Classico Limewash is a sophisticated, fully opaque, flat finish mineral paint. When it is painted on the brick, it will dry to a lighter color but not change color or alter the color of the brick.
Yes. Classico Limewash is a sophisticated, fully opaque, flat finish mineral paint. It is up to you how much brick, stone, or masonry surface that you want to expose.
On most unsealed and unpainted brick, stone, or masonry surfaces, it can easily be removed with a pressure washer within 2 days following initial application.
Classico Limewash can be gently cleaned with soap and water. We recommend avoiding harsh chemicals. You can also easily retouch trouble areas.
After 3-4 hours of drying, normal rain will not affect the finish due to immediate calcification.
It rained all week and now my home’s brick is soaked. How long before I can paint Classico Limewash on it?
Because you dampen the surface prior to painting, if the temperature is comfortable for you and it has stopped raining so you’re not getting soaked, go ahead with your plans!
Between 50-90 degrees. You just don’t want it to freeze overnight the first 2 nights after application, and if it’s too hot, it’s too hard to keep the surface damp.
When you first apply the paint, it may appear semi-transparent, but it will dry to a completely opaque finish.
No, the stains will bleed through and Classico Limewash is not effective.
Classico Limewash is a lime paint made without toxin ingredients. It is classified as Zero VOC based on U.S. regulation and contains 3.9 g/l of VOC which is below the 5 g/l.
Classico Limewash is an authentic limewash finish so it will patina as it ages depending on weather exposure. There is no warranty as it is unknown how your limewash finish will change based on your natural elements. But there is no need to repaint unless you want a different look.
Masonry Paints FAQs
Romabio Masonry Paints are mineral-based paints made with Potassium Silicate. Mineral Paints are different as they have superior durability, are toxin-free, naturally mold-resistant, and easy to use.
The only difference between Masonry Flat and Masonry Textured is that Textured has additional grit in the formula, making it ideal for rough or ‘bark-like’ brick to help smooth out the surface, by depositing grit into the cuts and grooves. Both formulas, if applied as directed, come with a 20-year warranty.
If applied as directed, Masonry Flat comes with a 20-year warranty so touch ups should not be needed. If you desire to touch up certain spots on your home, it’s as easy as properly mixing a small amount of Masonry Flat, and painting over the desired areas. You do not need to wet the already painted brick before adding the touch up coat.
Romabio Masonry Paints are not recommended for use on floors, high traffic areas or horizontal surfaces out in the elements.
No. The grit is not excessive to the point of being a substitute for a non-slip surface. In addition, Romabio Masonry Paints are not recommended for us on floors.
If applied exactly as directed, meaning using one coat of Romabio MicroGrip Primer first, then two coats of Masonry Flat (or Textured), Romabio Masonry Flat and Textured come with a 20-year warranty.
Both Masonry Flat and Textured can be applied to ‘Hardie Boar’ or other Cementous siding boards with one coat of Romabio MicroGrip Primer applied, first. The same goes for wood trim.
Romabio Masonry Flat and Textured are both an easy, two-coat paint process. They are formulated to go on unsealed and unpainted brick, stone or masonry surfaces. For the following surfaces, Pre-painted Brick, Pre-painted Stone, Poured Concrete, Portland or Gypsum Stucco, CMU Block, Cementitious Board, and Wood, you must use one coat of Romabio MicroGrip Primer first, then apply the two coats of Masonry Flat or Masonry Textured as recommended in the Technical Data Sheet.
Romabio Masonry Flat and Textured are an easy two-coat process. If applied as directed, they come with a 20-year warranty, so repainting should not be an issue for at least 20 years.
Interior Paints FAQs
I want to paint the interior of my house with your product, but it has already been painted. What should I do?
Our Interior paints will cover over most pre-painted surfaces without the use of primer. You can look through our current, curated Color Collections on our website, or you can have them custom tinted at a participating independent paint retailer.
Yes, very much so. Matte, Eggshell, and Satin are washable paints.