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How to use Limewash Effect Wall Paint

Water-based and easy to use, our luxurious Limewash Effect Wall Paint is perfect for transforming one-dimensional walls with a textured and characterful finish. Read on and find out how to revamp your living room, bedroom, dining room and more with a rich, lived-in look in just 4 simple steps.

You will need

  • Rust-Oleum Sugar Soap
  • Rust-Oleum Limewash Effect Wall Paint
  • Rust-Oleum Limewash Effect Undercoat (optional)
  • Roller and roller tray
  • A wide soft brush
  • Sponges (optional)

Step 1

Ensure that the surface of your wall is clean, dry and free from any dust or dirt that could interfere with the paint adhesion. Clean the surface with a mild detergent (we recommend Rust-Oleum Sugar Soap) and rinse thoroughly with clean, warm water before allowing to dry.

Step 2

Next, if you are painting a bare surface, or a previously painted wall is about to undergo a major colour transition, (e.g. a light colour like beige to a dark navy or vice versa) it is recommended to first prime your wall with Rust-Oleum Limewash Effect Undercoat and allow to dry. Check to see if you need to use a primer before painting here.

Step 3

Once your wall is prepped and ready to go, apply the first coat of interior Limewash Effect Wall Paint with a roller, as you would a standard wall paint. Allow 4 hours to dry before overcoating. 

Step 4

Finally, create a brushed matte effect by applying the second coat using crisscrossing brush strokes. The overall, natural brushed finish will appear textured and cloud-like. Experiment with different brushes and sponges to reveal various colour tones.


And that’s it!

Rust-Oleum Limewash Effect Wall Paint is a premium, water-based and low-odour formula that’s perfect for creating a cosy, cocooning space inspired by Roman and Mediterranean interiors. Choose a rich terracotta to spice up your dining room or select a serene blue for a soothing yet luxurious bedroom.

Rust-Oleum, Tor- Coatings, 21 White Rose Way, Follingsby Park, Gateshead, NE10 8YX

Company Number 04503854