The kitchen cabinetry , corner cupboard, chairs and bench will all be enrobed in off white/pale putty too, and the old dining chairs re-upholstered in natural linen so- I can put into practice my theory that the two narrow end walls and a section of the side walls can be painted in a moody hue to balance this out and improve the visual impact of the odd elongated proportions in the kitchen/diner.
Above left- is the base coat of matte Gris Marmotte #3 emulsion. The long wall is the spine wall of the house, stone with layers of very old lime plaster (as is the window wall) and the remnants of wallpaper that just won’t budge- I think they are glued on by a secret super glue of some sort. This is a broken finish, so there is no need to get every scrap of old paper off; I am working with and celebrating the texture and character of these old walls
All the loose stuff is taken off and wall is wiped clean (just damp cloth) before painting.
The second stage is -Right- to paint a liquid wall wax “cire” mix ( in this case dark blue with a teaspoon of leaf green per saucer) onto areas showing as darker bits using a loose circular movement, pressing in along the diagonal in both directions; with a chiselled bristle brush.
Finally, once almost dry, polish off with old cotton rags in a circular movement.- below