The facade on the barn is finished!
Tuesday was a state holiday in the Czech Republic. I had an extra day to work on one of our many projects around our house. When I got up and saw it was a pretty day, I checked the forecast. The forecast was for three days of sunny weather, so I chose to paint the barn. The paint I use is a simple combination of slacked lime, natural pigments and salt. The limewash has a soft, matte finish. It is porous and allows the wall to breath. It ages well maturing with time. It is a natural choice of paint for a lime plastered wall. The limewash cures through a reaction with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It takes a few days to harden. After it has harden the wall can withstand rain therefore making an excellent exterior paint. I mixed up the paint in the morning. By mid-morning I had my scaffolding in place and started painting. By the end of the day I was finished. I can finally mark this project off my list. What a sense of satisfaction I get when I think that this job is completed.