A Safer way to Lime Wood I am so excited to bring you this tutorial because I love the look of Limed wood, but hate the toxin laden, labor intensive aspect lurking behind the beauty. You might know this technique as being called Lime Waxing, Lime Washing, White Washing or even Cerusing. Best described as highlighting wood grain or the pores. There are lots of ways to do this and I’m not big on doing things like everyone else. So here is my zero VOC, Earth & Animal Friendly version of Cerusing.