Tag : traditional paint

Geffrye - 1880s almshouse
Apr 22nd, 2011 | | Paint Technical | 6 Comments

Soft Distemper

Soft distemper on the walls of this almshouse - Geffrye Museum Soft distemper (sometimes known as Calcimine) is a traditional water-based coating for plaster surfaces. As it allows the wall beneath to ‘breathe’...

The Man of Taste by William Hogarth
Dec 21st, 2010 | | Aesthetics | 2 Comments

The Folly of Taste

The Man of Taste A recent feature in one of the glossy interiors magazines brought to mind the above cartoon and the sentiment associated with it. In his print The Man of Taste William Hogarth attacks...

Limewash is gradually being replaced by masonry paint in the Algarve. Patrick Baty has recorded its decline over the years
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Paint Technical | 3 Comments

Limewash versus Paint – An Urban View

Limewash: Yes! Softened by the sun, grappa and holiday spirit it seemed such a good idea to use limewash on returning from the Mediterranean. Limewash has several winning features but a universal coating it...