We offer two services— distressed limewash and flat finish mineral paint.

Antique Limewash

for Brick, Stone, Masonry, & More

Distressed Interior and Exterior Finish for a European, Ageless Beauty

To achieve this classic look, Refined Home Finishes uses ROMABIO™ BioCalce© Classico, a limewash paint made from nature. The lime for the paint is mined from the Dolomites in Northern Italy, where it is then slaked and aged for an unparalleled natural finish. It is not acrylic or petroleum-based and is derived from sustainable materials that creates a natural, mold-resistant paint.

BioCalce Classico does NOT seal the brick, but rather the natural ingredients of the product calcify to the brick or stone. This creates a long-lasting paint that will age beautifully over time. It won’t peel or flake like acrylic. It also naturally covers up aging issues like efflorescence without damaging the integrity of your home’s surface.

There’s no risk in testing the limewash effect for your home. BioCalce Classico can easily be removed within 5 days after it is applied. Refined Home Finishes can apply the product to a small wall area so you can see if you like the look and effect first. If you are not satisfied, then it can be removed.

Flat Finish Mineral Paint

for Brick, Stone, Masonry, & More

Interior and Exterior Finish for a Polished, Contemporary Feel

Refined Home Finishes uses ROMABIO™ BioDomus© I, an interior and exterior mineral paint that creates a luminous, flat finish. It is derived from sustainable materials which creates a natural, breathable paint that is more durable and long-lasting than acrylic or petroleum-based paints. Durable coatings mean less frequent applications, saving material and labor costs.

Made from natural ingredients, BioDomus allows moisture and air to move through the dried surface, reducing the buildup of stagnant moisture that contributes to mold growth. Acrylic coatings are not breathable in this way and trap moisture which leads to mold and bacterial growth. BioDomus also has a unique advantage because the permeability of water vapor is equivalent to that of the surface. This means water moisture contained in the parts of a structure or surface can diffuse outward without resistance, keeping walls dry and preventing structural damage.

BioDomus, although flat, has dynamic color refraction due to its mineral content. Color palettes are more vibrant and provide more depth and light, appearing more natural when painted on masonry surfaces than acrylic paints. Color possibilities are unlimited as we can match other color palettes or choose from the ROMABIO color deck.