How useful is it to paint lime paint on wallpaper?

Lime paint is one of the oldest paint types in the world. It consists of natural ingredients and ensures a healthy indoor climate. But in today's living rooms, the modern emulsion paints have largely established, so it's time to take a look back and reorientate: How about painting traditional lime paint on wallpaper or plaster?

On what substrates does lime paint last?

The high-quality form of the lime color is the lime lime color, which receives a particularly high-quality structure by longer Einsumpfen. For the layman, ready-to-use products of well-known brands are recommended, which stir up similar to dispersion paint and can be painted on substrates with the following properties:

  • sucking (prime too much before sucking!)
  • viable
  • firmly
  • dry

The question is: Do wallpapers fulfill these requirements? Most wall coverings are load bearing, firm and dry, but their absorbent properties are usually limited. But the lime paint needs exactly this for a firm, lasting hold.

There are also many different materials ranging from vapor-permeable to closed-pore in the large, wide wallpaper world. A coating of lime paint really makes sense wherever it contributes to allowing some gas and fluid exchange to take place across the wall.

Lime paint on absorbent, vapor-permeable wallpaper

So the best prerequisite for a successful lime painting is a absorbent, vapor-permeable wallpaper, which understands itself as part of a room climate-conditioning structure. Whether the lime paint really holds true in your particular case, you will find out only by a sample.

Choose a spot that is slightly hidden, paint the wallpaper there with lime paint and wait about 48 hours to see if the paint dries and remains harmless.

The tape test provides certainty: Stick a piece of Malerkrepp firmly on the surface and tear it off with a strong jerk: If the lime paint stuck to the wallpaper, you can also paint the rest of the room.

Tips & Tricks

Lime colors are particularly suitable for mold-prone areas, their high pH inhibits the growth of these hydrophilic creatures. But attention: Already existing mold must be completely removed before!

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