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7 St Helens Crescent, Hastings


  • KEIM Fixativ
  • KEIM Soldalit Grob
  • KEIM Soldalit-ME
  • KEIM Innostar
  • KEIM Restauro Lasur
  • KEIM Restauro Fixativ

Client: Charlie Davis

Location: 7 St Helens Crescent, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2EN

Project Photographs: Charlie Davis

Completed: 2023

Youโ€™ve likely seen the work of Charlie Davis amongst the pages of your favourite home renovation magazines. A Sussex-based Freelance Stylist specialising in interiors, Charlie has more recently turned her attention to the renovation of a double-fronted Victorian property. This outstanding example of 19th Century architecture will become a Location House, which with Charlieโ€™s creative vision will be available for hire for photo shoots, tv, film and events.

The spare room of the house was to become the perfect photography backdrop, reminiscent of perfectly imperfect Venetian plaster. The walls and cornicing would be decorated to replicate a historic limewash finish, a trend we continue to see grow in popularity.

Charlie spoke with Amie Paxton, Technical Sales Advisor for KEIM Mineral Paints, on how to create the perfect finish. With just a handful of inspiration photographs, Amie produced a selection of sample boards combining award-winning KEIM Innostar with KEIM Restauro Lasur, a colourwash similar in appearance to limewash and just as breathable but composed of mineral pigments and potassium silicate for a permanent chemical bond.

Armed with KEIMโ€™s Oval Brush and with minimum application guidance, Charlie created an authentic looking and elegant limewash finish throughout the spare room of her Location House, available to hire via 07.crescent_locationhouse on Instagram.

The process of creating a limewash finish onto any interior mineral substrate, whether previously painted or bare, is much easier than you may think and can be as simple as just two coats of paint. If youโ€™re inspired to create your own serene space or would like further information, contact Amie Paxton via sales@keimpaints.co.uk

Charlie commented โ€œwe have finally finished the room with your products and it looks incredible! I have already had people ask about it and I have referred them to you. It is exactly what I was hoping for and looks so incredibly stylish! Thank you.โ€

The exterior of the property was also decorated using KEIM Paints. KEIM Fixativ was applied onto the lime render, followed by KEIM Soldalit Grob to equalise textural differences from the lime patch repairs. KEIM Soldalit-ME 9197 and AG71 was chosen for this Victorian property, including the porch and mouldings. 

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