lime water is the water used to extinguish quicklime.
It is therefore still lime-laden but no longer has the white color that inevitably fades the dye.
Its transparency makes it possible to create very lively tones without blocking the support.
Use: for work at Fresco to obtain very strong colors, patina, fixative for whitewash .
In fresco: on a whitewash or lime plaster, apply with whitewash brush your lime water color maximun 1 volume of pigment (the same you used to color your wash or plaster) for 6 volumes of water of lime and at least 1 volume of pigment for 10 to 15 volumes of water of lime
In patina: on a whitewash or lime plaster, apply with whitewash brush your colored lime water either with the same pigment that was used to color your support or with a different pigment to obtain a patina in two shades. Your lime water has been diluted with 1 volume of pigment in 15 to 30 volumes of lime water. The more your pigment is diluted, the more transparency you get with the support.
In fixative: after having brushed the flouring support, to pass the pure lime water with the brush without pigment to fix the support.
Repeat the operation if necessary.