How to recreate a trend of Limewash Wall for less than £10

How to recreate a trend of Limewash Wall for less than £10

Limewash wallpapers are the new fee direction in the city. With its delicate chalky texture making waves on social media and blending in Washing your lime using chalk-based paint and water is a budget-friendly method.

according to B&Qsearches for “lime wash” have increased 36 percent in the past month, with more families looking for ways to add character to their walls.

It may be on the rise, but what exactly is it? The traditional Roman lime wash effect is created by using limestone that has been crushed, burned, and mixed with water to create a chalky textured coating. This can get quite expensive at £60+ per pack if pre-purchased.

This DIY method is an affordable way to create the effect at home at a lower price. The effect can add a contemporary aspect to any room and can be a great way to elevate a neutral décor.

Keep reading to find out how you can try it out for yourself.

1. Choose the right paint

One of the huge benefits of the DIY wall trend of lime washing is that it doesn’t cost the floor. Back on TikTok, use user @chrystalspalace B&Q Matt Emulsion Paint Testing Pots In the shade Tijuana – at just £2. You can either use just one color or mix them together. Since water is added to the paint, you won’t have to throw away hundreds of designer colors.

“The trend consists in gently applying chalk-based paint to create a textured effect to the wall and is praised for its natural properties,” says B&Q.

2. Make the batter

Now it’s time to make the mixture. To do this, mix the paint with water to create a chalky effect. Be sure to follow a ratio of 70 percent water to 30 percent paint to form a watery consistency.

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3. Apply to your walls

Washing lemons requires a little more effort than rolling paint on a can of paint. Using a lint-free cloth or an old rag, start applying the mixture to the wall in circular motions. Continue until desired wall is coated evenly and allow to dry. There’s so much more you can do with your walls than just paint them standard white, so why not give this trendy effect a chance?

Take a look at @chrystalspalace’s video below:

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