Classico© Limewash paint is a slow-set, authentic slaked-lime that will transform your brick or stone with an one coat application process. Unlike German Smear or mortar wash, this paint is easy to use and is designed for the exterior and will not peel, chip, or flake off. The product is specially formulated and designed to be washed off within the first couple of days after application. The paint is mined in the Dolomites in Northern Italy, the same place where Venetian plaster was originally made.
Others may tell you that you can create this look using different types of paints and finish effects, but it is not the real, slaked-lime that has been used in Europe for centuries, and the other processes are not easy to do.
Other paints that are not true slaked-lime paint are made from synthetics. They are similar to traditional acrylic paint in that they have low UV-resistant and will fade and become tired looking over time. Real slaked-lime is essentially created from stone (or lime), and it is an inorganic product so when it is applied to another porous, inorganic, breathable product like brick – it works naturally with the brick.
It continues to give you the gorgeous, romantic look of Europe that has been created over centuries using these types of products. In Roman times, lime paint was applied everywhere and it took hundreds of years to create the white wash effect, but you can achieve this look naturally and beautifully overnight.
“I have used your product on my living room fireplace and absolutely LOVE it! I was nervous, but I found it to be extremely easy to work with. I achieved the result I was looking for and can’t wait to use it on all my internal brick surfaces … den fireplace wall, sunroom and bonus room!
I’m so glad I did the research and found ROMABIO instead of using a regular paint/water mixture. I don’t think I would have had the same outcome.”
– Vanessa Clark, Homeowner
“We painted the house this weekend and have to tell you that it turned out beautiful! I was scared to try it but it was an easy allocation process and it looks wonderful. Thank you for such a great product!”
– Karen Chick, Homeowner
“I only used one of the liters of the BioCalce Classico Limewash for my four sided brick fireplace. It was an easy product to use with no fear of making mistakes, as you could simply wash away any unwanted paint. I love the end results!”
– Cheryl Maloof, Homeowner
Picking a color for BioCalce Classico is easy. Choose from our new color palette below, curated whites, beiges, and a gray that will give you the antique patina you want. Or, you can choose from the White or Color Oxide sections in the ROMABIO color deck and we can color match other brand palettes. Antique limewash off effect is best achieved using natural, lighter colors.
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