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Post damp proof work paint

Posted By: Simon Brown

We have a Victorian house brick house with no cavities in the walls. The house is on a hill and the ground floor is part basement. We've had a damp specialist tank and re plaster the walls due to penetrating damp. Would limewash be a good paint to use to paint? The tanking should stop any more moisture coming through now. We do also suffer with some internal condensation problems from drying clothes etc so have a dehumidifier to help. This tends to be less of a problem in the living room as we dry clothes upstairs.

3 thoughts on “Post damp proof work paint”

  • Adam Brown

    Hi Simon

    Are you able to tell me what the walls have been plastered with? As this will determine the type of paint that can be used.

    I know you have said that the walls have been tanked and tanking can be prone sweating, in this sense if the plaster allows this moisture to escape, a breathable paint will also be a viable option to further this process.

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  • Simon

    Ah right thanks. Didn't know tanking can sweat. After they put the tanking slurry over the bricks, i believe they used ordinary cement type base plaster (which was quite a thick layer) and then an pink skim coat. I think the type they used looks the same as in most modern houses.

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    • Adam Brown

      With the build up over the tanking there should be little moisture coming through, however there is always a chance.

      I would recommend using the Earthborn Claypaint as they can be applied directly to the plaster - http://cornishlime.co.uk/products/paints/internal-wall/earthborn

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