Rose of Jericho - Traditional Building Repair

Rose of Jericho was established in 1989 and is a leading manufacturer and supplier of materials used for the decoration and repair of traditional and historic buildings. We are fully familiar with the range of issues surrounding the appropriate treatment of older buildings and can advise on, and provide, materials tailored to the needs of individual projects. Our clients include The Royal Household, Historic Royal Palaces, Historic England, many Cathedrals and the Landmark and National Trusts, but the majority of our customers live in and love their cottages, townhouses, farmhouses and manor houses throughout the U.K.

We manufacture a range of traditional limewash and distemper paints, slake lime and mature lime putty, prepare ready-mixed mortars and plasters, and produce graded stone-dusts and various specialist additives. All are suitable for use in older buildings. Our paint colours are also available in modern paint types suitable for use in more recent buildings, and artists quality powder pigments are used in all paints.

We are skilled colourmen and can match most traditional and historic colours. We hold a library of British aggregates and undertake materials analysis and consultancy.

Recent projects include Westminster Abbey, Knole House, Dover Castle, and Eton College Chapel.


Rose of Jericho's tallow limewash, used on the Van Gogh House in Stockwell, London, recently featured on the front cover of the Winter edition of the SPAB Magazine.

Photo:  Tom Parsons

We Specialise in:


All our paints are hand-made in Dorset and are available in a wide range of classic, traditional and contemporary colours. All produced using best quality earth and mineral powder pigments.


We produce a wide range of ready mixed lime bedding and pointing mortars, haired basecoat & finish plasters, and external renders. Many mortars are matched to existing mortars or to client or architectural requirements.


We are expert analysts and can determine the precise constituents of any mortar, plaster or render. We hold an archive of more than 5000 historic mortars.