Bathroom Surface Guide

How to use limewash paint in bathrooms

Bauwerk Limewash Paint can be used on the walls and ceilings of bathrooms, achieving beautiful results with numerous benefits. It's suitable for all areas, except for the inside area of a shower or the immediate area adjacent to a bath. We recommend using a splashback behind the sink and toilet areas to minimise marks.

Benefits of Limewash Paint in Bathrooms

  • suitable for a high-humidity environment
  • not film-forming and therefore not prone to blistering or peeling, even in high-humidity environments
  • naturally anti-bacterial and will resist mould
  • water-resistant (although not waterproof)
© Design Tales  |  Limewash Paint in Bathroom
© Design Tales | Limewash Paint in Bathroom

Here are some things to consider if building a new bathroom or making major upgrades:

  • The perfect substrate in a bathroom is an absorbent render.
  • There are very good pre-mixed thin coat renders available that can be used over drywall construction or existing well-adhering older renders, plaster or paint finishes. They typically only add 1-2 mm in thickness to the wall surface. Also, any repainting is very easy.
  • However, you can use Bauwerk Limewash Paint over conventional paints or new plasterboard, once the walls have been prepared to be equally absorbent ( a water-based sealer, for instance). It is then followed with one coat of our Limewash Prep-Coat (can be rolled on), and finished with two coats of Bauwerk Limewash.
  • While top-coat protective sealers prevent absorption, we don't recommend them as they negate the breathable environmentally friendly benefits of limewash. They also make repainting more difficult. Choosing areas to limewash depends on your lifestyle usage and maintenance preferences. Two approaches are common: opt for splashbacks, like tiles, in high-impact zones for easy cleaning, or embrace a casual, lived -in look with occasional touchups.
  • The benefit of not sealing the walls is that your walls will be part of your micro-climate and can absorb excess humidity and release it again.
Bauwerk Colour Limewash Paint beautifully suits into any space even a Bathroom

Modern Lime Wash Paint | Bauwerk Colour
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