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anyone try lime (the product not the color) paints?

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Initial post: Sep 12, 2009 6:38:19 PM PDT
whiterabbit says:
I really want to use lime-wash based paint (Olivetti for example) on the interior walls in our new construction home since I am allergic to most paints out there (even after they dry etc).

Lime paints are all-natural and I can easily live with them, but have no experience with painting it over drywall, though AFM has a primer that supposedly works well. Anyone else out there using this paint? Can it be sprayed on?

Posted on Sep 26, 2009 3:30:45 AM PDT
gilly8 says:
I have never heard of this paint (that means nothing!) but I know several "major" brands have eco-friendly brands that don't put out the usual odor. Definitely prime dry wall first, and clean it before that if its dirty.

I'd call some local painters or go to a local paint store and ask about brands, though of course people tend to suggest what they sell.

I read in Consumer's Report a while back---not that far back---that Behr, sold at Home Depot---was overall one of the best. I've used it and have absolutely no complaints. I'd check to see if they have a hypoallergenic type.

I'd also get estimates from painters. Times are hard, and you may get a good deal, and trust me, it will look so much better. They'll also do the priming, the set up , the clean up....its just worth it, totally, if you can afford it. Most of them will be able to get you the "contractor's price" on the actual paint itself so don't buy it yet. They'll be able to get, or give you a card to get, any one you want to buy at discount.

Any spray paint job in a room I've ever seen, even by supposedly experienced do-it-yourselfers, looked awful, compared to the usual way of painting a room. Some invariably gets on the ceilings or the floor boards or windows....I would not go that route at all.
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