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Lime Wash Help

Posted by theavt (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 3, 13 at 9:48

We are renovating a red brick home and changing the look of the exterior through lime washing. I want an aged, mottled looked of a classically southern home, not the look of an opaque, painted brick. I sampled white and then ordered it sooner than I should have. I'm having trouble achieving the look despite dilutions. 1:1 dilution gives more of the effect, but turns pink. I'm looking for more brown or gray tones. Does anyone have experience and/or advice? Thanks in advance.

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RE: Lime Wash Help

If you want a greyish tone, "lime wash" with a pale grey paint. For a brownish tone, use a very pale tan or taupe.

You can add pigment to the white to tint it for the desired color.

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