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whitewash,

white fluid commonly used as an inexpensive, impermanent coating for walls, fences, stables, and other exterior structures. It varies in composition, being generally a mixture of lime (quicklime), water, flour, salt, glue, and whitingwhiting,
white, powdery substance, prepared by grinding chalk or some other source of calcium carbonate. When mixed with linseed oil it forms putty, and with water and several other substances it constitutes whitewash.
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, with other ingredients such as molasses, water glass, or soap sometimes added. Mixed with size and colored, whitewash is occasionally used on interiors as calcimine.
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whitewash

[′wīt‚wäsh]
(materials)
A simple mixture of hydrated lime and water, used mostly for painting fences and outbuildings; common whitewash is not water-resistant and rubs off easily.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

whitewash

An impermanent coating applied with a brush on walls to give them a white appearance; usually a mixture of hydrated lime and water; once typically consisted of a mixture of ground-up chalk (whiting), lime, flour, glue, and water, sometimes with addition of tallow or soap.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

whitewash

a substance used for whitening walls and other surfaces, consisting of a suspension of lime or whiting in water, often with other substances, such as size, added
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Prior to the introduction of cement during 19th century, the lime has been used as the binding agent in mortars, renders, plasters, lime washes etc.
He said: "We did not want the church to be lime washed because it would not have been in keeping.
After the coal cellar he would continue to lime wash the outside toilet, then the fowl pens.
Each product range, be it impasto paint, lime wash or craquelure, comes with a sheet explaining what it is, what other equipment you will need to use it, how far it spreads, how quickly it dries and how to apply it.
Brush the grain in its own direction and then apply a lime wash. Kits can be bought from B&Q, Homebase or good paint stores.
Earlier renovation work on the site revealed some of the old beams dated back to mediaeval times and featured ancient wall paintings hidden beneath a layer of lime wash.
The project restored the tomb to its original blue/black colour, the stonework plinths were re-finished in a lime wash and the cast-iron finial tops were repaired, with the judges being "highly impressed" with the workmanship.
Lime washing the church would also create further problems by requiring more regular maintenance as the lime wash would need redoing.
CHOOSE ornate terracotta pots and lime wash them to give them a weathered look.