It took a long time. OK, I was distracted by other renovation and restoration debates, decisions and doubts, but I ran out of prevarication time and when we marched down to the shops, this new option was on offer, details below .
We like 3V3 paints; we painted some of our shutters at the village house in their exterior wood paint, then they discontinued the shade then I didn’t care because I had changed my mind anyway (sometimes even my well informed and artistically inspired colour choices are WRONG).
This shade really does look like china clay.
So, this multi-support paint is very opaque, goes on a treat (says Trev the Super Hero) and can look everything from almost white, through very palest taupe, to a pink toned stone-grey in different lights; which I like very much.
It is also rated A+ for VOC emissions in France, if that kind of stuff is important to you.
I wanted matte, because it feels more authentic. Trev wanted slight silk sheen. He won in here. He was right. There, I have admitted it.
We are now left with the following angst-inducing decision:-
Do we paint the asyettobefitted skirting boards with this paint or the floor lasure finish?
The ceiling was painted with the kaolin, but was very lightly overlaid with a watered down white broken effect sponged on by moi at 6 am in the morning because I could not sleep knowing that kaolin alone was not right for this surface………….
I know, you don’t have to say it