We've now had 6 inches of rain in the past 6 days, the weather has turned cold again, and my roses, at peak bloom, are drowned and misshapen. You can stop now, God, and I promise I'll stop complaining about the lack of rain around here for awhile.
1 part salt
8 parts water
If you substitute the word "cups" for "parts" above, it will make about a half-gallon of whitewash, which goes a long way, so you can cut it down if you need less (that's why I converted the recipe to "parts"). Be careful to mix in small amounts of each ingredient slowly, so that the powdery lime doesn't just clump up and become hard to stir. It was recommended to let it sit overnight, but I used it immediately and it seemed to work well. It's fairly watery when mixed, but remember it is a wash, not a paint. I did use a paintbrush to slop it on the interior of the glass, though. So nice to "paint" and not worry about how much I drip on the ground!