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Slaked lime is used for white washing after two or three days of white washing it gives shiny finish to walls due to the formation of the compound



Solution used to white wash the walls is Quick lime(CaO) and when it is mixed with slaked lime [Ca(OH)2]. When this paste is used for white washing it combines with atmospheric CO2 to form calcium carbonate (CaCO3) which gives it a shiny texture. 
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Calcium carbonate which is, in chemical formula CaCOз gives the shiny texture to the walls.

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