Based in Melbourne and looking to do
something special with your wooden floors? Contact MAX Floor Sanding to
find out about applying a white lime wash!
What is lime washing?
Lime washing is a timber floor
whitening process that produces a sophisticated, translucent pale
finish. It’s NOT like painting your floor white, the beautiful
natural patterns in your timber will still shine through, but, the
paler timber effect means your rooms will feel brighter.
Lime washed floors has sparked interest
in Melbourne among people looking for a lighter effect in their homes
It’s also a great option from a
maintenance point of view – particularly for high-use areas. Limed
floors stand up very well to constant traffic – they are a stylish,
low maintenance alternative. The lime washing process can
actually fill small cracks and holes in the timber and conceal
MAX Floor Sanding has been lime washing
floors in Melbourne for 15 years.Our charge rate is from $22 per
Call us today for a FREE QUOTE.
Lime washing has an ancient history.
It was traditionally used to protect building exteriors and to create
brilliant white surfaces and the product itself was, unsurprisingly,
made from lime.
Modern lime washing products however
are designed very differently. You can be assured one application
will last for a very long time.
What does lime washing involve?
Note, different timbers respond
differently to lime wash; lighter woods like oak and ash area easier
to treat while darker timbers or timbers with high oil and wax levels
need to be treated differently.
Don’t worry, whatever your timber
type; we will work with you to achieve your desired result.
There are four main steps involved in
lime washing timber:
Firstly we’ll prepare colour
samples onsite to make sure you get the look you want.
The next step involves removing
the strong natural colours of the timber. We use a bleaching product
to achieve this. Bleaching ensures nice even tones across your
timber flooring and is really the most effective way to remove
Once the timber has been
lightened, we’ll sand back the timber with a fine sanding grit and
then apply the white liming floor finish. We use high quality
products to ensure you get a result that lasts.
When the white liming floor finish
has dried, we’ll apply a clear finish to complete the effect.