Tall House Updates: Making Limewash Paint

We made our own wall paint! No for real. It’s called limewash paint. It’s super safe, earth-friendly, and only has three ingredients: Lime, Pigment, and Water. I did not know that making wall paint was a thing you could do, but we did it and we loved it! We loved the process, the application, and how it turned out.

I shared all the details — the materials, the mix we made, how we applied it, how many coats, and one of the most helpful how-to videos — on Instagram, and I’m going to share it here too.

So, am I the only one that didn’t know you could make wall paint? Like, it had never even occurred to me that it was even a possibility before this project. Have you ever heard of limewash paint? Or tried a similar finish to this? Did you like how it turned out? I’d love to hear.

P.S. — More Tall House updates.

5 thoughts on “Tall House Updates: Making Limewash Paint”

  1. I LOVE how this turned out! Now I’m so excited to see this room when it’s all cleaned up and furnished. Of course, probably not as excited as YOU are for that. LOL!! Thanks for sharing, Gabby. Loved it!

  2. I have painted many rooms and many, many walls. I apologize if you covered this in the video, but can one use a roller instead of a paintbrush for application?

  3. Yes! The experts told us not to, but we did, and it was beautiful. We had two people on the job. One rolled, and the other went behind with a big, broad brush to smooth out any roller marks left behind. It was far more efficient than strictly brushing. That said, I’d you’re looking for lots of brush marks/texture in your final outcome, it won’t give you what application by brushing, in multiple directions, will.

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