Because the high levels of humidity around Antigua Guatemala, people have to paint their walls often, sometimes in a yearly basis. Not every time walls get painted they use the same color and after so many years when the paint peels, you get the gorgeous texture where the different colors peek through. The National Council for the Protection of Antigua Guatemala recommends that people use limestone-based paints because they allow the walls to breath. The limestone-based paints have shine, similar to pearls, so that is how you get some incredible colors as light changes through the day.
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