House Outside

To follow on with the result of this plaster reparation work in order to avoid creating ambiguity or unemphatic impressions by leaving that outcome aspect hanging there, what follows is a photographic display meant to give accurately a representation of the wall as it now stands, from top to bottom.

In the Spring one final handeling gets undertaken with a colored version of the lime brushed on above the section across the bottom which is a lime, trass mixture appropriate for that place set in the tar and then you won’t see those drips there like that anymore.


Always remember, more now than ever, BDS.




4 thoughts on “House Outside

  1. Looks good
    I need to look into this i have a brick wal that lets water come true it whit heavy rain
    I think this woud be a good solution

  2. I was also trying to fix this problem of moisture in the wall but I thought the problem was a cement plaster so I changed it for kalk which can breath. Trass kalk at the bottom of the wall is also a measure against moisture getting in. Good luck.


  3. Your repair turned out well, Ernest. Also…love the new background shot of you painting the “steeple”. What is the purpose of that small piece of sheet metal covering the bargeboard joint at the peak of the gable?

    I was looking at some of your older videos and the barn restoration videos sparked a few questions. What was the dark preservative that you heated and used on the wood siding? Is it a type of creosote?….and…one section of the barn has roofing tiles, but another section had undulating sheets of roofing material that looks similar in shape to Onduline. What is the material used in the sheets?


  4. I had to look up bargeboard, known here as windveer ’cause it keeps the wind from blowing under the roof tiles and lifting them off. It’s atypical because usually, in the Dutch style the brick gable extends above the roof line. That situation here was altered when at some point in the past the roof got renewed, the eaves added on. I always thought that piece of sheeting was masking the joint there in an ornamental way, could have been to shield the joint from rain, or both I don’t now I just put it back on because it was there before I got busy with it.
    The covering of the wood siding is not creosote because that is now banned in Holland it’s wood tar known around here as Stockholmteer. I mix it with linseed oil and some black pigment because the tar without pigment is not uv resistant, and heated in the double boiler to put it on, smells so nice during the work. The corrugated roofing is an asbestos product from the 1970s, also not such a friendly material and as of 2024 my roof in that state will be declared illegal.


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