What’s the difference between whitewashing and limewashing?

What’s the difference between whitewashing and limewashing?

Exposed brick adds warmth and texture to many homes, but when it’s time to upgrade, whitewashing and limewashing is a term used interchangeably when someone is thinking about coating their brick, and it can cause some confusion, but there is a difference between the two!

Whitewashing Application

Whitewash involves applying a product to your brick that is diluted and applied to your brick that will tone down your brick. The toned-down look offers a vintage and weathered look that’s becoming very popular, but it’s an even almost transparent coating and not meant to look like your brick was painted.
ei. Whitewash:
This is a whitewash project that we completed on this beautiful ranch home in Zionsville, Indiana
For a long time, standard paint has been the go-to for whitewashing, but if diluted, regular paint will not offer the same look that products like Romabio Classico Limewash will provide. In addition, diluted regular paint will not stick to brick like Romabio Classico limewash will provide, so if you use regular paint, you can expect chipping, cracking and peeling to happen in your brick! This will not happen with Romabio Classico Limewash.
nWe know the product were mentioning for whitewashing says “Romabio classico Limewash”, but this product is also used for whitewashing because it can be diluted to your needs, and like mentioned above, it can be power washed if a new design needs to be applied!

nLimewash Application

nLike white washing, limewash is used to give your brick a classy vintage, patina look, but with limewash is often referred to the application of a coating and then adding a distress to it. Romabio Classico Limewash is our go to for creating this classy patina, and distress look, and there is no other product superior! Unfortunately, we have seen paint being used for limewash, and often we see paint peeling, cracking, and bubbling, because paint is not absorbed like Romabio Classico Limewash.
ei. Limewash
This is a limewash project we completed in Zionsville, Indiana

Ganso applying a limewash application!n

You can find more information on Limewashing in our “Everything you need to know about limewashing” blog, and you can find more information on using Mineral paint in our “What is mineral paint?” Blog.
Lastly, if you would like more information or would like to hear how we may be of help with your limewash or whitewash project, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We would love to hear from you and give you all the information you may need.

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