After having the opportunity to work with Pure & Original’s Fresco Lime Paint a few weeks ago, I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself. Not ready to take on a whole room I chose to highlight the panel above my fireplace. I chose the color Aged Paper which is very close to my wall color because I wanted to be able to compare finish without a major adjustment for color.
When you paint over a water based latex paint you need a coat of primer before applying the Fresco Lime Paint. I used the Pure and Original Primer, Wall Prim and used a roller for application. When it was dry I used the large fresco brush (my new favorite) I had used in training and painted in long vertical strokes. After drying overnight, I painted a second coat. This paint goes on like a dream and the coverage is amazing.
The finish is very flat and there are beautiful gradations in tone, texture and color. I’m not sure if my photo does it justice, but in person the effect is stunning. And with only one color! Its the same look I used to have to use several variations of tints and layers to achieve.
Easy cleanup because it’s waterbased. And did I mention it is completely environmentally friendly, made with only natural and mineral pigments and no VOC’s. Also no sealer is necessary and once it’s cured its completely washable. I never expected to find a paint I loved more than Chalk Paint, but honestly Fresco Lime has moved to the top of my list. Next up I’ll be trying it out on furniture and I promise to share my impressions.
If your interested in trying any of Pure & Original’s paints, you can purchase them from their online store, www.pureoriginalpaint.com I used their Classico, which is a chalk based paint in these projects: Wistful White, Classico Chest of Drawers, and Pure and Original Colors- Storm.