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Offline Stan

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whitewash any pros or cons
« on: March 02, 2006, 08:56:46 PM »
My grandpa use to whitewash everything in the spring.   It is simple to make and use.   I do not think it has any bad qualities.

Anyhow, we have about 400 ft of old wood fence and I am thinking of mixing up a batch of whitewash and coating it.

Anyone have any comments ?   Thanks,  Stan

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whitewash any pros or cons
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2006, 08:48:43 AM »
Hi Stan,

how do you make your whitewash?

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whitewash formula
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2006, 10:20:22 AM »
http://fiascofarm.com/recipes/whitewash.html

You need lime, salt and water.   Be sure to read the above web page.  There are two kinds of lime for sale.  

My granddad mixed it up in a 5 gal pail and used a cheap brush with a long handle to put it on, I think the brushes were made for putting on roofing tar.  

Stan

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2006, 01:04:46 PM »
Ahh,

OK - I never really knew what was in whitewash before.

Sounds like it would be good to kind of inexpensively spruce things up at the beginning of the season.