Histolith Emulsionsfarbe

Reversible interior emulsion paint with casein/tempera characteristics.
LV Texte

Field of Application

Histolith® Emulsionsfarbe (emulsion paint) is particularly suitable for applying high-grade coats of paint and paintings in listed/heritage-protected buildings, due to the special formula.

Material Properties

  • Reversible, removable with water.
  • Repeatedly recoatable.
  • Low tension.
  • Dull matt.
  • Maximum water vapour permeability, sd-value < 0.02 m
  • Highly permeable to carbon dioxide.
  • Solvent-free.
  • The special formula counteracts/retards fungal (mildew) growth.

Material Base / Vehicle

Reversible glue/PU/acetate-based emulsion with mineral pigments and fillers.

Packaging/Package Size

10 litres



Deliverable ready-tinted in many colours ex factory, on request.
Tintable via the ColorExpress tinting & mixing machine system.


Keep in a cool, but frost-free place.


Approx. 1.4 g/cm3

Supplementary Product

Reversible special binder Histolith® Emulsion is deliverable for creating decorative translucent glaze/scumble coats.

Suitability according to Technical Information No. 606 Definition of Application Areas

Interior 1Interior 2Interior 3Exterior 1Exterior 2
(–) inapplicable / (○) of limited suitability / (+) suitable

Suitable Substrates

The substrate must be solid, sound/stable, dry, clean, and free from all substances that may prevent good adhesion. In Germany: Follow VOB, part C, DIN 18 363, section 3.

Substrate Preparation

New Plasters in Mortar Groups/Classes PI (Lime Plaster),
PII (Lime-Cement Mortars) and PIII (Cement Mortars):
Leave to stand for 2-4 weeks. Treat the full surface with Histolith® Fluat and rinse with tap water.

Unpainted Existing Plasters in Mortar Groups/Classes PI, PII, PIII and
Existing Coats of Mineral Paint:
Carefully clean the surface. Remove all layers/coatings of low adherence. Strengthen plasters with sanding surface: Apply one priming coat of Histolith® Spezialgrundierung (special primer).

Stable Existing Coats of Matt Dispersion/Emulsion Paint:
Carefully clean the surface. Apply one priming coat of Histolith® Emulsionsfarbe, diluted 10 % with tap (potable) water.
Coats of glossy paint: Roughen/sand the surface, remove sanding dust and apply one priming coat of Histolith® Weißgrund.

Gypsum Plasters in Mortar Group/Class PIV (Gypsum Mortar and Ready-Mixed Gypsum Plaster) and Plaster of Paris:
Strengthen soft gypsum plasters with Histolith® Spezialgrundierung (special primer).
Sand gypsum plasters with sintered skin, then remove sanding dust and apply one priming coat of Histolith® Spezialgrundierung. 

Coats of Glue-Bound Distemper:
Carefully wash off. Prime with Histolith® Spezialgrundierung (special primer).

Mildewed/Mouldy Surfaces:
Wash off the fungal (fungi/mildew/mould) attack. Apply Histolith® Algenentferner (algae remover) on the fully dry surface, then allow to dry again. Prior consultation with our technical assistance is needed to obtain the correct surface coating system. Always follow current legal/local and official regulations (e.g. Ordinance on Biocidal Agents and Ordinance on Hazardous Substances).

Method of Application

Apply with paint brush in short strokes. For decorative paint techniques use modelling tools, sponge, cloth and the like.

Surface Coating System

Priming/First Coat:
One first coat of Histolith® Emulsionsfarbe, diluted to a max. of 10 % with tap (potable) water. Strengthen wiping, chalking or highly absorbent substrates previously with one priming coat of Histolith® Spezialgrundierung (special primer).

Finishing Coat:
Histolith® Emulsionsfarbe, diluted to a max. of 5 % with tap (potable) water.

Translucent Glaze/Scumble Coats:
Histolith® Emulsionsfarbe is dilutable with Histolith® Emulsion in order to obtain semi-transparent glaze/scumble coats. Determine the mixing ratio by trials.


Approx. 150 ml/m2 per coat on smooth substrates. On roughly textured surfaces correspondingly more. Determine the exact amount of material required by coating a test area on site.

Application Conditions

Lower Temperature Limit for Application and Drying:
+8 °C for product, substrate and ambient air.

Drying/Drying Time

At +20 °C and 65 % relative humidity surface-dry and recoatable after 4 - 6 hours.
Lower temperatures and higher humidity extend the drying time.

Tool Cleaning

Clean tools/equipment immediately after use with water.


To avoid lapping the emulsion paint should be applied wet-on-wet and without interruption.

Special Risks (Hazard Note) / Safety Advice (Status as at Date of Publication)

Contains zinc oxide (zinc white).
Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid release to the environment. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

Contains: 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one, 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one. May produce an allergic reaction.
In Germany: Advice for allergy sufferers with isothiazolinone allergy: Hotline 0180/5308928
(0.14 €/minute from German landline, MTS max. 0.42 €/minute).


Materials and all related packaging must be disposed of in a safe way in accordance with the full requirements of the local authorities. Particular attention should be made to removing wastage from site in compliance with standard construction site procedures.
In Germany: Only completely empty containers should be handed in for recycling. Dispose containers with residues of liquid product via waste collection point accepting old paints and enamels. Dispose dried/hardened product residues as construction site/demolition/municipal or domestic waste.

EU limit value for the VOC content

of this product (category A/a): max. 30 g/l (2010). This product contains < 1 g/l VOC.

Product Code Paints and Enamels

M-DF01 (Germany)

Further Details

See Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

Customer Service Centre

Tel.: +49 6154 71-71710
Fax: +49 6154 71-71711

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