A comprehensive guide to our natural lime based paint
In the production of our Kalk paint we use powder colour pigments. The pigments used are beautiful mineral pigments that do not contain lead nor cadmium. It is important for us that our product does not harm the environment during manufacturing and disposal/use.
Our Kalkpaint can be used directly on most indoor surfaces, provided that the surface is stable and not flaking, is free of dirt, grease, and soluble salts and is absorbing the Kalkpaint well, such as cement, brick, wood, plasterboard as well as surfaces that have already been painted with water based paint or acrylic primer (that is free of Alkyd). Prepare your surfaces as you would for conventional paint, clean, dust, fix holes etc. and use acrylic based primer where needed, (on spartl etc) to prevent any discolouration. When using Kalkpaint on un-even or embossed surfaces the matte texture of the Kalkpaint [...]
1) Kalklitir's Kalkpaint can be used directly on surfaces that are painted with matt or semi-matt water-based paint as well as on unpainted surfaces such as concrete, gips, plaster, wood etc. Walls do need to be clean and free of dust, grease etc. When using Kalkpaint on surfaces that have already been painted with oil paint or lacquered surfaces or if you have plaster on parts of walls (like on joints or if you have fixed some holes etc.) you have to apply water-based acrylic primer before you start as the paint will not bond with oil-based surfaces and plaster [...]
Our Kalkpaint is a lime-based product and its main characteristics are the different shades of colour with its matte texture and superb depth. We produce and sell our Kalkpaint in powder-form which makes our products even more eco-friendly. Our Kalkpaint is VOC-free and does not contain any film-forming plastics. None of the pigments (mineral- or oxides) used in our production are dangerous, however, the Lime used in our production is highly alkaline and has a pH level of 12. While drying on the wall only water will evaporate so no harm there, and after drying our Kalkpaint is harmless. The [...]