Why should I paint my walls with breathable paint?
Most ‘Plastic’ based masonry paints are not breathable. This can trap moisture under the surface, causing cracks and spots, bubbles, flakes and problems with damp. This can cause a lot of problems, especially in older buildings or outdoor projects, with factors such as rain and damp.
Earthborn natural paints are breathable; which can prevent the above problems from occurring. Breathable paints allow the walls to breathe and moisture can evaporate, rather than staying within the walls. This is why we use Earthborn natural paints when painting our walls.
Here’s a few pictures of our entrance, which we recently painted in Earthborn paint:
As you can see above, a white base coat was applied to the lime plaster walls, and fibre lime ceiling. We watered down the claypaint with 20% water, however you can use it straight from the tin. A highly breathable lime plaster (Lime Green Solo) was used for plaster on this wall.
Above, you can see the second coat of claypaint being applied. This time, the colour ‘bugle’ was used. We watered it down with 10% water, but that’s just our personal preference – you can use it straight from the tin without diluting it; but we find it works best for us this way and makes the paint go further.