Traditionally lime wash, despite its impurities, would have been applied to bare sub-strate.
Its brilliant whiteness in today's applications was not always achieved and many Lime wash paints were off-white in colour.
Natural pigments were, and are, introduced and there is evidence of specific hues to certain counties.
Equally, Lime wash was applied to internal structural timbers as a combatant to wood borers and these Lime paint applications, both internally and externally, built up a protective layer.
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