Health and Safety Recommendations for Saint-Astier® Lime Paints

Product and Manufacturer Identification

Saint-Astier® Lime Paints
Type of use: Interior and exterior decoration

Name: Dordognaise (C.E.S.A. Group)
Address: 28 bis route de Montanceix, La Jarthe – 24110 Saint-Astier, France
Phone: +33 (0)5 33 54 1125
Fax: +33 (0)5 33 04 6791

In case of emergency
France: ORFILA / +33 (0)1 45 42 59 59
The United Kingdom: The Lime Line / +44 (0) 800 7839 014
Ireland: The Traditional Lime Co. / +44 (0) 599 15 17 50 

Chemical nature of the product

St Astier Lime Paints consist of Hydrated lime – Ca(OH)2 with addition of mineral pigments and > 5% acrylic component

Physical properties

Physical state

Solubility in water

pH value

Vapor pressure

White powder or pigmented powder

Dissolution is accompanied by the immediate precipitation of the formed hydrates

12-13 in water

Not relevant

Bulk density from 0.5gr per litre Particle density 2.67

Storage and Handling



Dangerous decomposition

Personal protective measures
Do not inhale or ingest. Protect eyes and skin

In bags or silos. Do not expose to air or rain


Wear adequate protective clothing to avoid prolonged contact with the mortar. To avoid dust contact with eyes and possible inhalation wear glasses and mask especially in areas not properly ventilated

Flamability and Explosion

Non flammable products – MO classification

Medical information

Particles, if inhaled, can irritate the upper respiratory track Avoid contact with eyes. Irritation and even injury can occur.

When mixed with water, the paste obtained is highly alkaline. It can dry the skin and mucous membranes in the event of prolonged contact.

If present, chromates can be dissolved by water and this could cause allergic skin reactions in some hypersensitive individuals when exposed by lengthy and repeated contact.

First Aid Measures

Avoid all prolonged contact with the skin. Avoid inhalation or contact with eyes

If the eyes have been in contact with the powder or products that contain it, clean with fresh water applied in abundance.

If irritation persist obtain medical assistance.

At all times rinse skin after contact Use protective creams against allergic symptoms

If inhalation has occurred go into fresh air. If irritation persist seek medical advice

Environment Protection

Lime plants are equipped with dust elimination filters

Handle in ventilated areas and prevent dust diffusion

Accidental spillage: recover powder or dump as non-hazardous waste (landfill).

After hardening, the lime or its products are definitively combined and insoluble.

No further precautions necessary.

Special indications

Respect the hygiene and safety rules specified by the trade
The basic components of hydrated Lime are common natural materials


The recommendations in this document are based on our kowledge as it stands today related to Natural Hydraulic Limes, sands and additives. They are given in good faith.

Under no circumstance the information can be considered as a quality guarantee.

The User attention is drawn to the eventual risks caused by the utilisation of a product for different purposes from the ones for which the product has been envisaged. It is the responsibility of the User to adopt the appropiate safety measures and to apply all regulations current at the time of use. The prescriptions contained in this document are given to help the User to fulfill its obligations. The precautions listed cannot be considered as exhaustive.

See Also: Lime Paints Data Sheet