A Grade 2 listed north Devon home has been given a contemporary look with the application Earthborn paints. The late medieval hall house features particularly ornate plasterwork.
Owner Simon Clarke said: “The house is built of cob, a clay soil based building material, and the walls are lime plastered. In order to prevent damage caused by moisture build up in the walls I needed breathable paints, but I didn’t want to use limewash again. I wanted a wider colour palette and paints that would last much longer.”
Simon selected Earthborn paints which can be applied straight over limewash: the Ecopro Silicate Masonry System for outside and Claypaint inside.
The Ecopro Silicate Masonry System bonds with underlying materials to create a durable, water and weather resistant barrier. It is said to offer the same high levels of breathability as limewash but say the manudactuerts is easier to use and lasts longer.
It can be used on stone, brick, concrete, render or cob, and features a choice of it has 24 no yeallowing colours.
Claypaint is a clay based emulsion that covers well and gives an ultra matt finish. It contains no oils or acrylics, so is virtually VOC free and highly breathable. It’s Ecolabel approved and available in 72 standard shades.