Specialist Heritage Paints
Addressing the problems of redecorating old buildings
Until now, the redecoration of historic buildings has not been straightforward.
The desire to conserve older buildings has overtaken the desire to replace them and this has put a lot of pressure on the type of renovation materials to be used.
Ecological considerations have recently enhanced the desire to use lime paint but standard lime paint is a primitive coating which tends to have a low mechanical resistance, is prone to efflourescence and is not well-suited to tinting.
Internally, old lime-wash and distemper-coated surfaces have been covered with water-based paints and emulsions because they are cheap, easy to apply and readily available. The use of such coatings is a waste of time and money because the solid walls of old and historic buildings contain a considerable amount of moisture. When standard emulsions and masonary coatings are applied, this moisture becomes trapped. Eventually, it forces its way out and causes paint and plaster to flake and come away from the wall.
We offer a small range of thoroughly modern paints which have been developed, in Switzerland, to address the specific problems associated with the decoration of historic buildings.
Heritage offers the traditional appearance of the original coatings with the added benefits of durability, ease of application and complete stain covering.
Heritage is a cheaper and more modern coating than "Tradition" and will save money without compromise of quality.
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