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Create your own lime paint!
The Home Collection by Stoopen & Meeûs contains contemporary lime paint powders for interior use. The five pigments allow up to 78 colour combinations to refurbish your walls. It’s the perfect paint for your next DIY project. You’ll certainly find your favourite colour in our extensive pallet. Are you looking for something trendy and unique? Why not mix and match to create your own colour?
Tips & Tricks
Use our lime paints indoors, preferably spill-free rooms (your living room, bedroom, hallway).
The ideal temperature for applying lime paint is between 8° and 25°.
You obtain the best results applying the paint directly onto a mineral, porous surface such as plaster or brick in a stable and dust-free condition.
If your surface is not mineral, you can prime the wall using Stoopen & Meeûs powder primer.
Apply the primer the same way you apply the lime paint, with vertical strokes.
Prepare a batch big enough to complete one entire coat, to avoid colour differences.
You can easily mix lime paint up to 1 kg using a kitchen hand mixer. For mixing quantities of 2kg or more, we advise you to attach the mixing rod accessory onto a handheld power drill.
You can mix quantities up to 1 kg in an ordinary salad bowl. Just make sure that it is round to prevent paint from getting lost in the edges. Remember to scrape well on the sides! If you are mixing more than 2kg of lime paint, we advise you to use a bucket.
Mix the lime paint in a room that is sufficiently ventilated.
Make sure that the first layer is dry before you apply the second one.
Fun Facts & Figures
the number of flower names we have used to name all our unique colours.
the number of months it took to prepare the launch of our Home Collection.
the members of the same family who are currently working at Stoopen & Meeûs.
the number of colours in our colour pallet. However, the colour possibilities are not even limited to this number!
the number of m2 that can be painted with one full display from the Stoopen & Meeûs Home Collection.
the number of pigments we use to create the full range of colours of our Home Collection.
a quick calculation tells us that, this year, we are celebrating our 125th anniversary!
the year in which Stoopen & Meeûs was founded.
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The story of our life
Stoopen & Meeûs was founded in 1894. For the past 125 years, the company has been producing colours and mineral paints for customers all over the world. About a decade ago, we started studying mineral and decorative paints and plasters. It opened up a whole new world for us! We started developing new products, such as Stuc, Crustal, Roestique,…and lime paint! To this day, we are still developing and producing innovative mineral and decorative products.
Two years ago marked the start of the Mix & Match story. Time to play around with colour! We wanted to find out how many combinations we could create with just five different pigments and two lime bases. And bam … the Home Collection was born. Here we are today, after countless brainstorm sessions, hours of work and tons of inspiration. We are driven by a tremendous desire to inspire people to experiment with paint and colour. A unique concept in an exciting and thriving market.
Lime paint is an environmentally-friendly and sustainable product. It is mould-, moss-, and fire-resistant. Also, it protects your walls from moisture problems and gives them that beautiful, matte finish.
Paint is composed of a binder, a solvent, and a pigment. While in other paints, latex serves as a binder and turpentine as a solvent, lime paint is composed of natural products. The binder in lime paint is – wait for it – lime, straight from nature! The solvent in lime paint is plain water, which you can add yourself. This way we save on transport since we only need to transport the powder. Less transport equals fewer emissions!
Just like any other paint, lime paint has its disadvantages. For example, because of lime’s high pH level, you must always put on safety glasses when applying the paint. Avoid all contact with the eyes. Also, it is not easy to remove stains from lime paint. We advise you not to use it in areas with frequent spills, such as bathrooms or kitchens.
In our opinion, these disadvantages do not outweigh the many advantages of lime paint. So let’s get started and transform your room into a unique masterpiece with that beautiful matt look!
FAQ about lime paint
The number of layers you apply depends on the type of surface and the desired look. We recommend one or two layers. If you are not completely satisfied with the result, you can always add an extra coat.
1 kg of lime paint covers about 8 to 10 m² with a single layer. The exact paint consumption depends on the type of surface and the thickness of the layer.
Lime paint dries in one to five hours. The exact drying time depends highly on the conditions in which the lime paint was applied. The ideal ambient and surface temperature is between 8°C and 25°C. Immediately after the lime paint is dry, you can paint over it with another layer of lime paint.
Once prepared, lime paint can become slightly thicker when stored. You can mix and reuse prepared lime paint for at least one month by adding more water and stirring.
You can protect lime paint against moisture and stains with a varnish. Please note that every finish directly influences the colour and has to be applied with a paint roller.
In a sealed container and dry conditions, you can store lime powder for at least one year.
Lime paint is often used to give furniture that authentic look. When doing so, it is vital to check whether the furniture does not contain a protective layer such as wax or oil.
Depending on the desired result, you can add a primer coat. You can dilute the paint before applying or lightly sand it afterward.
Classic wallpaper is not paintable because the water in the lime paint can dissolve the glue. Non-woven wallpaper can be painted over with lime paint, but you need to use a primer first.
There are several ways to do that:
- Dilute the paint for the second layer.
- Add a brighter second layer by adding less pigment.
- Add a few strokes of a different colour in the second layer and spread them out.
Even lime paint has its limits. No primer or lime paint can prevent stains like grease, rust, and soot from eventually bleeding through.
It’s easy to remove lime paint from your clothes or floor, but we advise you to do it as soon as possible. Once the paint is dried out, it becomes harder to remove.
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