There’s Only One Fresco


While I was in Atlanta, I had more opportunity to experiment with Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint, this time on walls, in what’s turning out to be one of my favorite colors, Mineral White. It’s a rich creamy white thats not too stark or too yellow. In the Classico chalk based paint, the color is consistent and uniform. In the Fresco, there are a range of shades and tints within any one color due to the lime base. The method of application determines the light to dark color range.

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The traditional way to apply Fresco is with vertical strokes to create lined striations. I went with a more random brush stroke to create a more varied, less up and down, blended texture.

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For best results, a coat of Wallprim primer is first required over any latex paint, followed by two coats of Fresco paint applied with the large Fresco brush. There is definitely a learning curve, if you are used to painting walls with a roller (as I am). Not hard, just different. But the results are truly amazing. A deep, rich, old world, plaster finish, I never thought possible with a water based paint.

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I am so excited to be working with Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint. It’s made for walls but I’ve also used it on furniture. You can see some of my other projects in these posts: A Fresco Wash, Fresco Lime Paint, and Fresco Refresh. And if you are interested in taking Fresco Lime Paint out for a whirl, in the USA you can purchase it here,



Becky Backert

I am having a hard time with your website today. I am using your tutorials to teach my daughter how to chalk paint and I’m finding the videos, but, when I try to click on to watch it keeps popping up to Pin it instead of clicking to show the video and I am hunting and trying to find the video links and sometimes I can. I thought you would want to know. She’s working on her first piece! I hope you are staying in to paint today, it’s awful out there.


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