As this fellow on YouTube demonstrates, white washing, as our great or great great grandparents did it, is too simple to become a "lost art".
- 2 1/2 gallons water
- 25 pounds lye
- 6 pounds of rock salt diluted in 1 1/4 gallons of water
- 6 - 8 cups of white sand
Cover with plastic and let sit for 48 hours.
Add white sand just before painting. Paint. Stir. Paint. Stir. Paint one coat and let it stand overnight. Apply more coats as necessary.
Easy peasy Japaneesy.