A door jamb at Cane River Creole National Historical Park is coated with limewash, a traditional structural protectant.

A door jamb at Cane River Creole National Historical Park is coated with limewash, a traditional structural protectant.

Results are available here:

Download “Study on the Durability of Traditional and Modified Limewash Recipes: Weathered and Rough Sawn Wood” Study-on-the-Durability-of-Traditional-and-Modified-Limewash-Recipes.pdf – Downloaded 35 times – 2 MB

The project was initiated in response to needs at the Cane River Creole National Historical Park (CARI). The goal was to rank the durability of limewashes based on adhesion, abrasion resistance, and artificial weathering.

NCPTT tested 13 different combinations that were applied in three coats to weathered wood, rough-sawn wood, handmade and modern brick, and epoxy wood filler. Mary Striegel and Sarah Jackson of NCPTT presented the results at the Traditional Building Conference in Chicago.

For more information contact Sarah Jackson.

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2 Responses to Limewash Study Completed

  1. Mark Cunningham says:

    Hello,

    The pdf file like for this study is broken. Is it possible for me to get a copy of this study? I have an older adobe building that I am restoring.

    Thank you for your time and attention. Sincerely.

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