The limewash effect is a traditional technique that lends fantastic texture, warmth, and rustic style to a wall. Plus, it's quick and easy to reproduce at home. Here's how.
Prepare the Room
Place a tarp or drop sheet over the floor and use masking tape to protect the room.
Prepare the Paint
Apply Initial Coat
Use a stiff brush such as a stain brush to apply a thin and uneven layer of the mixture.
The paint will dry very quickly, so try to avoid cutting. Aim to paint the whole wall at once and apply the paint in sweeping, random strokes for a textured and contrasting finish.
Apply Three More Coats
Adding more coats will create a darker final result. There is no need to apply the mixture consistently as a shaded and textured result is desired. When applying the last coat, you can further enhance the texture by adding in some more joint compound.
Admire the Finished Project