but the principles remain the same. Good materials and an understanding how they interact with one another can make a big difference to the choices you make in constructing and renovating a home, natural materials give you beautiful way to live that goes beyond fashion and trends.
One of the most notable differences is the air quality and the ‘feel’ of the room, we have walked into many new projects that use this type of construction of bricks, masonry or stone, then rendered both inside and outside and then painted with limewash, we are aways surprised at how pleasant the air and the feel of the room is, hard to describe in words, but really noticeable.
So began our discovery of the beauty of limewash, and a desire to create a paint that is naturally beautiful, and in harmony with nature, with one of our most important decisions that what you leave out is more important that what you put in. Out of our experience and knowledge we decided to make paint differently by embracing and understanding the natural characteristics of limewash.
Limewash is made by a perfect alchemy of earth, fire water and air. Limestone comes from the earth, and is then heated in a unique burning process which changes the chemical composition, it is then slaked in water, we then age it for many years, like creating a good old wine it gets better with time. It is then ready to be made into limewash paint.
Once painted onto your walls, it takes carbon dioxide from the air and turns back into limestone, or calcium carbonate, and then dries on your wall by this completely natural process.