Removing the existing acrylic-based masonry paint is an essential part of managing damp and breathability at the stable block. Multiple layers of non-breathable paint have built up over the decades and trapped moisture in the masonry behind resulting in bubbling and damage to brickwork. Research suggests that the majority of internal walls would have originally been lime-washed and we are hoping to reinstate this finish where possible. The samples in the images below are mineral paints from Keim and lime wash from Rose of Jericho.