Make lime plaster more wet than dry

So-called lime-fast color pigments can tint a lime plaster. They can be mixed in powder form with the dry plaster or added as a wet porridge to the also wet lime plaster. Mostly the wet method is chosen, which promises a smoother and more reliable result. The paint pulp is made by Einsumpfen.

Paint or stain

To create paint on walls, the wall plaster can be colored or the surface of the plaster can be painted or varnished. However, a covering order impairs the advantageous properties of lime plaster.

In addition to restricting the climatic effect and cleaning the air of pollutants, the application of paint to structural plaster can be a complicated and complicated undertaking. The selection of shades when painting an interior plaster is available to a similar extent by coloring the lime plaster.

Dye dry

Lime-fast color particles from the Cretaceous are available in about forty basic shades, from which more than 250 shades of lime plaster can be obtained. When mixing the lime plaster, the powdered particles can be stirred into the dry plaster. Then the lime plaster is applied and processed.

How to dye lime plaster wet

To make colored lime plaster yourself, you can alternatively choose the wet method. It guarantees a very homogeneous color and the color result can be influenced more accurately than with the dry method.

1. Create sintered water

Put wet lump lime in a bowl and let it settle. On the surface, the so-called sintered water is formed after a few hours.

2. Sprinkle in color particles

Take off as much sinter water as you need. The color pigment content must not exceed ten percent. Sprinkle the particles on the water.

3. Leave to soak

The settling process repeats and the paint particles "sump" into the water. In turn, take the sintering water that forms on the surface or pour it off. The remaining color is your colorant.

4. Dye the lime plaster

Apply your lime plaster for processing with water and mix the pulp thoroughly.

Tips & Tricks

To check the color result in a quick test, run a small test piece and dry it with a hair dryer.

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