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Cerusing Paste

Grimes & Sons Cerusing Paste is a modern way of liming oak, pioneered by the French in the 1500s. It has a multitude of uses, from giving a limed oak appearance on timber, to a worn industrial look on masonry surfaces, such as red bricks. It contains a dust suppressor, preventing it from rubbing off when contacted, but still allowing sanding or rubbing back. It can be sealed with Grimes & Sons Water Repellents when used in kitchens, laundries, bathrooms, or exterior surfaces. It can also be sealed with Grimes & Sons Clear Colourcoat (Dustproofer) if desired. Neither the manufacturer nor his agent will accept responsibility for defective bricks or renders. We recommend you make your own test on part of the job which does not show to determine suitability for your specific use. If swallowed, seek medical advice.

Do not apply in temperatures below 10℃, above 30℃, or when rain is imminent. Coverage is ≈ 10 m²/L, depending on the porosity of the surface. Ensure surface is completely dry and free from wax, grease, dust, etc. Stir thoroughly before and during use with a flat paddle. Keep lid closed when not in use. On masonry surfaces, it is best to apply with a large lime wash brush, in a cross thatching manner. Can be left on as is, or scoured back for an aged look. Apply with a brush or roller on timber, and scour back in a circular motion to fill the grain only. Dust off thoroughly, and seal with a oil/spirit based varnish/polyurethane (contact us for specifications). Depending on opacity desired, apply 1-2 coats. For particularly dusty surfaces, the first coat should be thinned 25% with water. Drying time will take ≈ 4 hours. Have a clean sponge ready to wipe off any spills on timber, etc.. All tools should be washed with water.