So, a few of you might recall that, although we thought the roof was fixed, there was evidence of water ingress earlier this year , mainly in the form of some small damp patches on the ceiling lambris in the terrace bedroom.
It transpired that this was a result of a couple of slipped and one cracked tile up there.This can happen in stormy weather when you have loose laid Roman canal tiles atop your starter-chateau ( which is what one of my ex-bosses used to call the hovel).
Easily and quickly remedied by the son of the guy who actually put the roof on the barn side of our house fifty years ago. I have decided that, for the sake of my sanity, I will arrange for a roof check every spring to catch these little issues early.
It all dried out of course, 40 degree temperatures assist, but there was a little discolouration so I went on the ceiling paint hunt and found that our tub of “sesame” http://www.bricodepot.fr/ “trade” emulsion was seriously out of date.This is the sort of thing that happens in Ten Years Of Property Renovation In The Aude.
It looked very dodgy when I opened it, with a gloopy layer of dirty brown on top; was it OK? I stirred and stirred. It amalgamated somewhat & looked better. I applied it to the lambris. It looked a completely different colour. It dried OK though … phew…..
This ceiling is a fine example of how one colour can look totally different at different times and seasons. It’s cream but can look almost pink or green. Mad.