The natural west-coast house

Is there a natural paint that can protect the façade? This is what the Roosbergs, who live in a modern west-coast house in Lerkil, asked themselves. The house had previously been painted using Iron­Vitriol, and the façade was somewhat worse for wear. Pine Tar Vitriol was a pleasant surprise for the couple.

“We were surprised there was a natural product that could protect our façade and ensure that the wood aged naturally. It felt great to paint over the iron vitriol that had caused corrosion on the concrete and around the house. Thanks to the Pine Tar Vitriol, we have a durable house that blends in with the beautiful west-coast environment,” says Jonas Roosberg.

Sofia and Jonas bought the house in 2013, and since then they have extended and adapted the house and plot for their growing family. Instead to extending the main house even more, they chose to build a small garden house and a sea house.

“To preserve the existing architecture, it was important that
the colour of all the building façades was the same. Thanks to Pine Tar Vitriol, we achieved a beautiful, natural colour and the best protection for all the façades. This paint is easy to use, smells good and gives a lovely uniform finish,” says Jonas.

Jonas advises:

Painting over with Pine Tar Vitriol

  1. Test the paint using one to three coats to see how the colour emerges with time.
  2. Pine Tar Vitriol requires minimal preparatory work since scraping and washing is not required. Just brush.
  3. You only need to paint certain surfaces once depending on the weather to which they are exposed, while others require two or three coats.
  4. The colour will look dark green when you apply the paint. The natural grey colour will emerge when it has dried.
  5. There is a great similarity between newly treated wood and wood previously treated with ironvitriol.
  6. Don’t be afraid of applying too much paint.

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