Lime Paint – Surface Preparation
Lime Paint – Surface Preparation Remove any loose paint. Lightly sand glossy surfaces to remove sheen. Surfaces to be painted must be clean and dry and free of dirt, grease, soap, oil, mildew, mold and fungus. In the case of new construction or other circumstances where humidity or moisture absorption in the surfaces is a factor, a coat of primer (wall conditioner) should be applied and allowed to dry before painting. However, primer is not recommended for ancient walls where a large amount of moisture is always present due to absorption from the foundation.
Lime Paint – Directions
Apply only at a temperature above F° 40° (C° 4.5° ) and below F° 95° (C° 35° ). Shake Calcem part A, adding lime-proof pigments if desired. Combine CALCEM Parts A and B at a ratio of 1:4 by volume (1 part CALCEM Part A to 4 parts CALCEM Part B). (Except when making a very deep color, in which case the mixing ratio should 1A:3B.) Mix vigorously. When mixed, paint is ready for application (same day is recommended). One mixed gallon covers approximately 200-300 square feet, single coat. Two coats are recommended.
Apply the initial coat of mixed paint with a large brush creating wide, sweeping strokes. For large jobs, paint may be sprayed (industrial quality sprayer recommended). Keep the edges of painted sections wet to prevent seam lines. Stir paint frequently during use. The first coat must be allowed to dry fully before a second coat is applied.