Lime washed wood

Transform your space with the timeless beauty of lime washed wood. Discover top ideas to incorporate this elegant and natural finish into your home decor.
Tips to create lime wash effect with paint/stain

ARE YOU THINKING OF A LIGHT WASHED OUT LOOK - NOT AN OPAQUE WHITE - SOMETHING SOFTER AND AGED 'LIME WASH' TECHNIQUE IS THE ANSWER. Limed wood furniture is increasingly popular and is being seen in many recent publications. Also known as the whitewashed finish, it originated in Europe in the 1500s to protect the wood pieces from worm. Slaked lime was applied to the wood which, inadvertently, also gave it the decorative finish that became in vogue. Luckily for us, we have less caustic ways of…

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Rachel Shaw