One thing I have learnt living in an old farmhouse that is prone to a bit of damp & mould here & there is that carpets, lino or anything else on the floor just doesn’t work….so after I had given the painted floors in the hallway & dining room a lick of paint decided that it was high time to rip up the lino in the kitchen & hall.
The various holes that Stanley had chewed in it were indeed playing on my mind and there was a musty smell in the kitchen.
On further investigation the underside of the lino had started to mottle with the green mouldy damp pattern so I knew my decision had been the right one
Now don't get me wrong bare floors are cold & maybe not the most comfortable on a cold winter morning but some fluffy slippers do the trick & the house is indeed much happier when it is able to breathe.
SO just in case you are interested I use Leyland acrylic eggshell which can be mixed in all manor of colours. It dries very quickly & is pretty hardwearing. Plus they mix up Farrow & Ball equivalents which means I can use the colours to compliment the walls. The big plus about this paint is that I didn’t need to empty the room of furniture, just moved it all to one half, when that side had had a couple of coats move it over & paint the other side. It is not unchip or unscrapeable but I usually fill a couple of small jars with paint before I start so that I have some touch up for chips…& don’t forget to store your jars upside down.
FLOOR – Manor House Grey
WALLS – Cornforth White
PAINTWORK – Strong White