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Type of paint for interior cob walls?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by yjones, 10 Jul 2018.

  1. yjones

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    Hi, we've got to paint the entire interior of a cottage which has cob walls and has been recently plastered. Whats the best brand/type of paint for the walls which will allow the cob to 'breath' and can also go on stud walls?
    We've already done a mist coat with very cheap, watered-down, white paint.
     
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  3. StephenStephen

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    We used limewash - thinned down sieved lime plaster - you have to put it on very thin and use a number of coats (I think we ended up with 5), but cheap and effective. There's also lots of good info on Mike Wye's website: https://www.mikewye.co.uk/product-category/paints-oils-waxes/
    and worth buying this: https://theblackdogpress.bigcartel.com/product/lime-in-building-a-practical-guide-by-jane-schofield



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