Did you ever what to change the look of your red brick? Many people choose to paint their brick, but there is another option — Limewash. What is Limewash you may ask? It originated in Europe and been in existence for thousands of years. We used Romabio on our project, which is similar to a stain and is absorbed by the brick. Paint, on the other hand, adheres to the top of the brick. The result is a beautiful antique look.
We spoke with our customer, Jon Ritting about why he chose this technique, “we decided to lime wash our house for two reasons. First, a friend and brick mason suggested the technique because lime washed brick can still ‘breath’ as opposed to paint which can trap moisture between the paint/brick and interior walls. Furthermore, painted brick requires maintenance and upkeep after several years, whereas lime wash just looks better over time.
“The second reason was about the final aesthetic lime wash offers a house like ours,” Jon continued. “In our opinion, the lime wash on our house accentuates the architecture and style of the house and makes it stand out in the neighborhood.” Jon’s wife, Patti, echoed his sentiments, “the lime wash technique updated our home while keeping the aged look at the same time. It’s the perfect fit for the style of our home, the neighborhood we live in, and the Richmond metropolitan area.”
Below are some pictures of the home:
Before During After
“We are very happy with the results. Candidly, we were nervous about the process given the results can be subjective to the eye of the beholder. However, the team from Holtz that worked on our project went above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied at every step of the process and with each side of the house. The entire project team from Holtz was professional, clean, and accommodating.” – Jon Ritting.
The vintage look is unbelievable and we are one of the very few companies in Richmond that have experience applying this coating. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Ritting for giving us the opportunity to transform your home!