LIMEWASH ON TEXTURED WALLS, i.e. ORANGE PEEL, POPCORN, KNOCKDOWN etc.
Can you use our limewash on textured, non-smooth, walls?
This is a question we get asked very often, and the answer is YES!
You can use our limewash paint on your textured, not smooth walls. The results are great. It’s such an improvement. Subtle tonal variations and matte finish makes the overall surface look softer and visually so much better vs. regular latex paints. Limewash paint is a liquid product, so it’ll not cover the rough texture underneath; it would require a plaster product or some drywall work to smoothen the surface. And if you choose to smoothen the walls beforehand, the limewash finish results will have a more refined look similar to a plaster aesthetic. Please prime the walls with our mineral primer beforehand for the best finish outcome.
Below are the most common drywall textures, for your reference.
Here are some examples on textured and previously painted walls.
credit: Jorge Gómez | Casa Refined
By layering a slightly darker color as your base coat with a lighter color on top, you can achieve the desired depths and soft movements with your light color limewash walls. This layering technique is especially popular with off-whites, otherwise light colors can come out rather subtle in the textured apperance, due to the lack pigments.
Check out Casa Refined blog post here about how he DIYed limewash painted his living room walls.
credit: Jenny Niederhauser
As seen above, Jenny applied the limewash paint on her bedroom walls that are in orange peel texture in color Vendome Beige. The results are just beautiful, soft and subtle in these light tones, and movements.
The living room walls are limewashed in color Chèvre, as seen below, also with existing orange peel texture.
credit: Nikki | thefillmoreedit
Pink limewashed walls are so pretty, especially in bedrooms and bathrooms, gives a measure of depth and delicate touch. As seen above, Nikki applied the limewash paint on orange peel walls in color Rosy Mood that is in a 50% darker formula.
Thank you for checking this out, we hope it is helpful. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your next limewash paint project, we would be happy to help you.