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Limewash is a very traditional exterior finish, used to decorate and protect porous stone and lime-rendered surfaces.

Like Distemper, Limewash is a breathable finish making it suitable for old and damp-problematic walls. Unlike paint, Limewash penetrates the surface and the colour is built up by applying successive coats.

Limewash Paint Overview:

  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Water-based
  • Recommended for exterior use only on lime render and porous stone
  • Gloss level: 3% (very matt)
  • Coverage: approx 6 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in a wide choice of colours
  • Available in 5L tins
  • Limewash is made to order, please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
  • Please note, Limewash should be used within 14 days of delivery.

Benefits of Limewash Paint for Exteriors


Limewash has an extremely low-sheen of less than 5% providing a traditional, breathable finish.


This water-based exterior finish is quick-drying and will be surface dry in as little as one hour. 24 hours is advised before applying the following coat of Limewash. Four coats is advised.

Range of Colours

Limewash is available in a wide range of the Little Greene colour palette.

Applying Limewash

Limewash is a water based exterior finish, highly suitable for traditional building materials and renders, including lime plaster. It is easy to apply, but will require four coats for full coverage.

If you’re reapplying Limewash to a coated surface, we recommend removing all loose and flaking limewash from the existing finish. Surfaces must be clean and grease free before applying Limewash paint in any colour.

When applying Limewash to brick or lime-rendered surfaces, we do not recommend using a roller or attempting to spray the finish. For the highest quality appearance, keep final brush strokes all in the same direction and never go over paint that has already begun to dry

This product is not suitable for non porous stone or brickwork, such as granite, slate, common Fletton & engineering bricks. If you’re looking for limewash for wood or brick surfaces, we recommend exploring some of our other exterior paint finishes and masonry paint.

Explore alternative finishes for stone and brick exteriors amongst our range of exterior finishes.

Product Data Sheet for Little Greene Limewash

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Regulatory Advice Sheet for Limewash Exterior Paint

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