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What Is Whitewashing? How is it differ from Limewash?

Whitewashing demands applying a water-based paint that we mix with water. Apply it in fine layers with a large as well as soft paint brush; it tones down the color of bricks, wood, and also other surfaces too, it provides a vintage look. The professional painter can also make use of a wet rag to clean areas of the paint away, allowing a little bit of the natural brick or wood to glance through the whitewash paint. 

While limewash is available in many different shades, whitewashing is just a classic white. Some of main features of whitewashing are as follows: 

  • Can be used for indoor and outdoor as well 
  • It gives smooth coat even on rough surfaces 
  • Easy to apply 
  • Dries very quickly 
  • Ideal for applications on raw as well as unfinished wood 
  • If painted in correct way, whitewashing can last up to 2 to 3 decades, with little-bit maintenance 

What Is Limewash? 

As the name suggests Limewash is made up of limestone. Limestone has been flatten, burned, and then combined with water to make putty. After making  putty it goes through an aging process, it is mixed with water to develop a paint that gives matte look with a chalky texture. Limewash is available in white, gray, brown, and taupe, which are developed by mixing natural pigments. 

Features of limewash include: 

  • Can be used for indoor and outdoor 
  • It is hypoallergenic due to high PH level
  • Odor, moisture, fungal and insect resistant 
  • Provides a protection layer against outdoor elements 
  • Best for porous surfaces like stone, brick, and plaster 
  • One can apply to drywall but need to apply a mineral-based primer firstly. 

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