Has anyone had success using your products on earthen buildings which need to breathe?
I think I might have used the orange oil the wrong way.
I am wondering if I need to combine it with the linseed oil
just worried about mold here in GA?
I am experimenting with using it to seal the lime plaster that I make
I used it up on the structure rather quickly to help with water proofing.
I think it's a bit expensive for the application I used
I also saw the 3D product which looks interesting but I couldn't find how much was in the product - like how the orange oil is a pint or gallon, etc.
thanks for your help!
Yes. Lime Prime would be the ideal way to coat Lime Plaster and keep it clean.
Orange Oil is not something we would use in coatings. The closest we use is a Pure Citrus Solvent but that has no oil in it and is quite pure.
It wouldn't do anything for plaster unless added to one of our coatings.
We use Rainforest Sealer, Mountain, Looking Glass Beeswax Polish and NanoTech on Earthen buildings. Lime Prime is really the best thing for areas that need to be painted since it will react with minerals in the lime plaster and earthen mixtures to form a very solid, breathable, mold resistant coating.
One coat of any of the finishes will be breathable. It usually takes several coats to fully seal an earthen surface.
If you let me know the use, area and perhaps a few pics I can try and be more specific.
Here's a pick of The Nauhaus, which is a Passive Solar Earthen home with Hempcrete exterior. All the finishes are Earthpaint products.
Tom Rioux founded Earthpaint after becoming severely ill as a professional paint contractor.