A little history: where does the coating?
Medieval Period At the end of the Middle -Age, first using stone and timber frame and straw blankets which unfortunately did not resist fires. From the seventeenth century, rural housing is growing and if the stubble is still present until the early nineteenth century it is gradually replaced by tiled roofs and wooden structures and mud give way to lines and brick plaster or lime headbands. The modern period (twentieth century) brings a revolution in the art of building both by using new construction techniques and by the implementation of new materials (cement and all its variations with Tyrolean coatings, cement-stone ... ) with the industrialization of construction and to meet the growing needs, the coatings were manufactured by industrial imposing a uniform composition disregarding local peculiarities. The cement has reigned supreme throughout the century at the expense of whitewashed, stately in the mind of the individual who wants to restore his old house a degraded image.
A coating according to our traditions!
When restoring or building its coating, it is essential to keep in mind that:
- The coating is a regional factor identification by color, texture.
- The coating is indicative of its architectural history of the area frame.
- The coating must be made with materials according to its climate
What color for my area? Thus, each region has its own characteristics of facades and special colors.
North, Normandy, Picardy in northern light colors are preferred: it is the country of the white facade of brick but with very bright red in the North and in Picardy.
Undoubtedly one of the most diverse regions in terms of color. You would allow certain fantasies: natural wood Landes, dark green and bright red of the Basque Country through the Toulousain pink ... the possibilities are far from being sad.
Midi Pyrenees we also find a wide variety of colors from white to saffron in the Tarn to gray shale of Aveyron.
The large field of natural stone. The façades are shaded. South of the colors are clearer Limousin, and take to pink in the Creuse. Pays de Loire, Charente: In Britain, the granite that controls the color of the façade, there is therefore a range of gray. Pays de Loire, the limestone makes them clearer and white facades. Charente include brick, pink granite or adobe that diversifies a little tone. Île de France, Champagne, center:
The facades are made of stone and colors vary by region. white with ocher in Ile de France with chocolate brown tones in Paris. The colors are more golden Champagne.
Alsace, Lorraine, Ardennes:
In Alsace and Lorraine, home to Stud allows many fantasies. One then finds red shades, yellow and green cohabiting with the wood's natural color.
Rhone Valley, Burgundy, the Alps: Influenced by adobe and clay soils, color facades of these areas offer a beautiful range from ocher to Savoy, the gray stone of the Alps to the colors of plasters Moles Burgundy.
Provence, Languedoc, Roussillon
In the south, the ocher plaster reigns and offers everything a cameo from the golden sands of Provençal pink and even orange and red colors of the Roussillon land.
How you made it to a coating that crosses time without a wrinkle?
As evidenced by several buildings in Italy, Egypt or China, lime coatings are by far the "must" of the coating. Exit the monolayer, these coatings are three steps in the purest tradition:
1) gobetis of covering without overloading the surface of the coating.
2) The dressing also called body coating which ensures the flatness and the final form of the coating
3) The finish coating which protects the body and brings the decorative appearance and color