Luxurious Lime Paint
This line of mineral-based paint refracts light to create a luminous glow with a rich matte texture.
Lime wash is a centuries-old finish made by mixing cooked limestone with water. The beauty of this mineral-based paint is that, once dry, its crystalline structure reflects and refracts light to create a luminous glow, while simultaneously creating a rich matte texture unlike that of any modern paint. Artist and painting contractor Jeremy Harnish had been mixing his own lime paint and earthen pigments for years to create custom finishes for his clients, but recently he and his wife, Michele, launched JH Wall Paints to make their Lime Wall Paint available across the country.
The Lime Wall Paint can be applied directly to unfinished masonry, wood, or other porous substrates, but previously sealed or painted surfaces will need a coat of their Mineral Prime first to ensure proper adhesion and curing. The application process includes special brushing techniques that can be improvised to create subtle patterns in the final finish. JH Wall Paints will match colors from any paint brands, but you’re bound to find something you like in one of the 65 hues hand-picked by Jeremy and Michele. Lime Wall Paint is available for $33 per quart or $90 per gal.
—Rob Wotzak, digital brand manager
From Fine Homebuilding #297