Lime Wash Paint Ottawa FAQ's

A trowel is used to put Venetian Plaster on walls. It is a paste-like substance. Lime Wash is usually put on top of Venetian plaster to make it look cloudy, but Lime Paint, which is hand brushed lime paint, can make your walls look like they have venetian plaster and lime wash on them without actually covering them with stone plaster.

Lime wash and lime paint is used interchangeably online. We often say “lime wash paint”.

Venetian plaster is x2 – x4 the price of lime wash paint because of the skill and materials required.

This is one of the most common questions we get from our clients in Ottawa.

The average price for us to supply apply 2-3 coats of Artisan hand-brushed lime wash paint
on the walls and ceilings in Ottawa:  

Small Bedroom
$1800 to $2500

Medium Bedroom
$2500 to $3500

Large Bedroom
$3500 to $5500

Feature Walls:

Small Walls (under 80sqf)
$500 to $750 

Medium Walls (80sqf-150sqf)

Large Walls (150sqf-250sqf)

Square foot pricing for lime wash panting starts for projects larger than 250sqf range between:
 $6/sqf to $12/sqf
depending on the colour, application technique and heights/access.

There are 2 main factors why lime wash is more expensive than typical painting: 

1. Material
Natural lime paint and pigments are naturally sourced materials rather than mass produced paint.
2. Labour
Lime painting is more labour intensive than typical house painting. If you thought typical house painting was hard on the body, imagine hand-brushing your walls and ceilings in a artistic pattern and texture. 

Anyone can put lime paint on brush and apply it on a wall. True artisan lime painting requires more than just the finest tools and materials. To create a masterpiece, lime painting requires a precise brushstroke, pressure, and timing.

Bonus factor: 

Lime painting adds another level of beauty and character to your walls and ceilings. It will change your environment into something more fresh, natural, and beautiful.  

Most of our clients consider lime painting as not only an investment in their property, but also as something beautiful that they will enjoy for a long time.

Yes lime wash paint is washable BUT it is only washable the final coat is sealed or we use a lime paint that has less grains in it.

Some sealers change the texture and sheen of the final finish. 

Examples of when you can use sealer:

  • you have pets or family that would be touching the walls often
  • in a commercial area where customers may touch that walls
  • in bathrooms and washrooms

Examples of when you can leave lime wash paint unsealed sealed:

  • On ceilings that will not be touched or not above a shower
  • On walls that will not be touched often 

    Unsealed walls can be ‘touched up’ easier than sealed lime wash walls. 

We offer lime wash colour consultations to help you select the most suitable and beautiful lime wash paint and design for your project.

About our Lime Painting Services:

Lime painting walls and ceilings in Ottawa are a unique way to add a stunning finish to your home or business. Lime wash is a natural and eco-friendly way to create a beautiful, textured look on interior or exterior walls. Our experienced team uses traditional methods to create a durable and long-lasting finish that is perfect for any style of building.

In addition to its decorative properties, lime wash paint is also resistant to mold and mildew, making it a perfect choice for the damp Ottawa climate. We offer a variety of colours to choose from, so you can customize your lime wash to suit your personal taste and décor.

We look forward to providing you with a truly exceptional result that will enhance the beauty and value of your property.