Listed Building can ‘breathe’


After more than 60 years as a school, Grade II Listed Moreton House in Bideford, north Devon, has been returned to family ownership. The 100 room property will offer both holiday apartments and function rooms.

Cement repairs and vinyl paints had caused a lot of damp to build up inside the walls, damaging the plaster and wood. In many places moisture was trapped behind the paint.

Internally, the walls are either lath and plaster or lime plastered stone, both of which are being repaired or renewed as necessary with lime plaster. Earthborn’s Claypaint was specified to prevent future damp problems by ensuring the internal walls can breathe.

Claypaint is a clay based emulsion. Its formulation maximises the natural properties of clay to create a high performance, highly breathable paint that, say the company, covers exceptionally well and gives a distinctive, ultra matt finish.

Being free of oils and acrylics, Claypaint is virtually VOC free and does not give off any toxic emissions. Its eco credentials include the stringent EU Ecolabel.

Claypaint is available in Earthborn’s signature palette of 72 shades. Bespoke colours can be developed through the nationwide network of Earthborn stockists.

Listed Building can ‘breathe’
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