Paint - Advice and FAQs

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I am trying to create a deep coloured limewash, but the cured, dry colour of the limewash is too light. Can I darken the limewash?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 13 Apr 2016

I am trying to create a deep coloured limewash, but the cured, dry colour of the limewash is too light can I darken the limewash?...

Staining - the s**t way of doing it!
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 13 Apr 2016

Staining - the s**t way to do it!...

Covering stains prior to painting
Paul Ireland 20 Feb 2017

Earthborn’s Isolating Primer is designed to treat stubborn, dry stains before overpainting with water-based paints such as Earthborn Claypaint or Earthborn Lifestyle Emulsion. It is a matt white paint that contains a stain inhibitor and is ideal for treating stains including crayon, graffit......

My paint is dark and blotchy in places and is flaking off with a white residue/powder visible under the paint – what is happening?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 15 May 2017

It is likely that 1. There is moisture coming out of the wall; either it is still drying out from renovation work, or, it is still being fed by an external moisture source, and 2. This movement of moisture has activated salts in the walls. These salts are likely to have sat undisturbed in the wal......

How breathable are your paints?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 25 May 2017

Firstly the word ‘breathable’ is not very helpful as buildings don’t actually breathe! – We tend to use the term vapour permeable....

I have heard you can add salt into limewash to improve performance is this correct?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 22 Jun 2017

I have heard you can add salt into limewash to improve performance is this correct?...

How can I make my own Limewash?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 22 Jun 2017

How can I make my own Limewash?...

Can I limewash sandstone?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 26 Jun 2017

Can I limewash sandstone?...

What temperature is it not suitable to use Claypaint?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 5 Oct 2017

What temperature is it not suitable to use Claypaint?...

Is the Claypaint range suitable for painting onto new plaster?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 17 Oct 2017

Is the Claypaint range suitable for painting onto new plaster?...

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