The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4125205
Posted By: Steve Shaw
04-Nov-21 - 10:14 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Well we have a wall above a fireplace made of irregular slabs of rustic slate, a sort of vertical crazy paving. Whoever did it, half a century ago now, did a really good job - then varnished it. Mrs Steve spent a whole day rubbing at the varnish and got it all off, which made a vast improvement. I can't remember what she used now but I'll ask her in the morning. I suppose your limestone might have a far rougher surface, making varnish removal impossible. Paint stripper...? In our other room the wall over the fireplace, in fact the whole fireplace, is clay brickwork with a sort of arch about five feet up. We just paint it with matt emulsion the same colour as the walls of the room. The colour we use is called buttermilk. It all looks fine to my untrained eye...