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What is Bauwerk Limewash Paint?
We manufacture our paints by utilising a simple elemental cycle of earth, fire, water and air.
Our paints work differently, we make them with clay, minerals and beautiful natural pigments. Limewash is a thin layer of limestone that dries on your wall by taking in carbon dioxide from the air, just as plants do.
Our limewash paint has zero V.O.C* and is made from natural renewable resources, with a PH level of 14 it is free from biocides, formaldehydes, and preservatives with natural antibacterial qualities. Our paints are suitable for a high-humidity environment.
Limewash is not film-forming and therefore not prone to blistering or peeling, even in high-humidity environments such as bathrooms. BAUWERK Limewash paint is made from natural materials which is different from a conventional low or zero V.O.C.* You can even paint and sleep in the room on the same day.
*V.O.C Volatile Organic Compounds are solvents used in coatings, paints, and inks., they become gasses that are emitted into the room.
How are Bauwerk limewash colours created?
BAUWERK colours are made using natural pigments, sourced from all over the world, to create a range of colours that celebrate the innate and natural beauty of pigments. We do not use tinting machines or industrial processes to create our colours rather we draw on our years of experience and eye for colour creation. Our colours are especially inspired by what we see in nature, as everything we need to understand about colour can be found there.
Millions of micro-crystals are formed when our paint cures, creating a unique luminosity and depth of colour. Limewash paints have been used for centuries to preserve our built environment. Especially interesting to understand for exterior application, that they will not alter the permeability of your wall surface – moisture can freely escape and your walls will keep ‘breathing’. Not all limewash paints are created equal, we are passionate about what we make, and we believe what we leave out of our limewash is important as what we put in.
How long will Bauwerk paints last in comparison to other paints?
You can expect a similar life expectancy to that of other quality brand paints provided that the paint is applied in the manner recommended by BAUWERK. The pigments used in BAUWERK Limewash paints are mineral based, colourfast and UV* stable.
How durable is Bauwerk Limewash?
If you are painting natural surfaces such as render or brick our paints are wonderfully durable as they are absorbed into the wall. If you are painting our paints on already painted or sealed walls, they are not as scrubbable as other paints. Because our paints are made from natural materials, they are not made to be indestructible, it is part of the beautiful natural qualities of the paint. However, they are perfectly durable enough and have been used in thousands of homes all over the world.
We work with nature to make paints that are good for the environment including your home environment, many standard paints have a toxic mix of chemicals such as biocides, plastics and heavy metals to make them function as paints that stick to your wall, and make it possible to scrub them. With natural antibacterial qualities, our paints are suitable for a high-humidity environment. We have specially developed our BAUWERK Prep Coat as a bridge coat between standard paint and primers to make limewash more durable, and easy to apply. If your walls need a refresh, simply whoosh on another coat of limewash, it's quick and easy, and it can be repainted anytime. Each coat makes it more durable and best of all more beautiful, every coat just enhances what is there.