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Portola Lime Wash - Sparks

Portola Lime Wash - Sparks

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Portola Lime Wash Sparks is a faded sandstone blush 


Coverage Per Coat

  • 1 Quart (80-100 sq ft)
  • 1 Gallon (300-400 sq ft)
  • 5 gallon (1600-2000 sq ft


For New Drywall Application:

  • Using two coats of an all purpose stain blocking drywall primer before applying either our Lime Proof Undercoat Primer or our Lime Wash finish.

For Previously Painted Walls:

  • If your walls are already painted in a flat white finish you may apply our Lime Proof Undercoat Primer
  • If your walls are painted with a finish that has a sheen, lightly sand the surface, clean the surface of residue then proceed with our Limeproof Undercoat.

First Coat

Make sure you properly stir the Lime Wash before using to ensure that nothing is separated and sitting at the bottom of the can to allow for a more consistent color.

Apply your first coat of Lime Wash.

  • When applying Lime Wash it is important to work corner to corner while maintaining a wet edge. Make sure you do not cut in around the edges as you would with traditional paint finishes.
  • Using a 4-6 inch stain/block brush, work your way across from corner to corner in a cross hatch pattern. Typically, each brush stroke should be approximately 1 to 2 feet in length.

Do not stop your application halfway through and allow the material to dry as you will get seam lines showing through if you resume from the same area.

Do not go back and try to fix or touch up areas once it begins to dry as you may get white flashes in the areas you try to fix/touch up.

  • Allow for 2-4 hours before applying a second coat.


Second Coat

  • If you are completely satisfied with the outcome and look from your first coat you may not want to apply a second coat. However, you typically want to apply a second coat for better hyde and to allow for more blooming and dimension.
  • Repeat step 2 for additional coats


Optional Step: Applying our Matte Wall Sealer

  • Portola’s Matte Wall Sealer should be applied in the same fashion as the Lime Wash finish. (Please see Matte Wall Sealer for additional information)
  • It should be applied using the same 4-6 inch block/stain brush and should never be rolled or sprayed on.
  • We recommend adding 6-8 ounces of water per gallon to help with the adhesion to the Lime Wash finish as well as reduce the added sheen.
  • We recommend testing the sealer on all colors as results can vary. 
  • The Matte Wall Sealer is a water based sealer and was not designed to be waterproof or prevent oils or grease from staining.
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