Here's how I created a colour drenched powder room using limewash paint.


I had previously used a diy limewash technique in this space but was ready for a more moody, coloured drenched space. Here's how the space transformed.

Colour drenched floating shelf and artwork were added for a more cohesive look.



The steps to colour drenching and creating the space.

  1. PREP: I used sugar soap to clean around skirting boards, sanded old paint lines and taped off areas I didn’t want painted.
  2. UNDERCOAT: It is recommended to use an undercoat to improve coverage and depth of colour on bare surfaces or previously painted walls.
    It was touch dry in 1-2 hours, recoatable in 4 hours. I gave my wall a second coat. A light undercoat is specifically designed to be used with light colours. I used the dark undercoat for my chosen paint.
  3. LIMEWASH BASE LAYERS: I applied two layers using a roller & cut in where required with a brush. The paint was touch dry within 1hr and I was able to recoat within a few hours. The paint has the texture of standard wall paint when wet so it’s very easy to apply. It is water based and low odour.
  4. LIMEWASH EFFECT LAYERS: I used a wide brush to apply two top layers. Same drying time applied for these layers. The paint has a chalky matt finish and dries with a mixture of tones that enhances the effect.


*This limewash paint can only be used in bathrooms where this is no humidity/condensation/moisture. As this is a downstairs toilet, it has no humidity and the paint was suitable for the space.

Rust Oleum Limewash Paint No.79



I chose the falling water technique using linear brushstrokes to complete the look for the room. I worked my way from ceiling to floor in long linear strokes, making sure I stopped in different places to prevent join lines. Lifting the brush at the end of the stroke was important so the paint didn’t clog.

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