The right grey was found on Tikkurila Deco Grey colour card
People often select a darker shade for the socle so that the building will not seem like it is "floating" in the air. However, to ensure a fresh look, Susanna chose to contrast the powerful black walls with a light gray socle, colour 1928 in the Deco Grey colour card. The easy-to-use and tintable Yki Sokkelimaali will protect the foundation of the building. In addition, the surface treatment provides the finishing touch to your house and its appearance.
The barn stands on an old farm that belongs to Susanna’s family and welcomes the whole family every summer. Susanna Vento and her mother and sister were looking for a summer home and they found the farm with a large garden, a vegetable patch and a field in 2012. They have already done some work on the interior surfaces. This summer it was time to work on the barn facade: the wall surfaces, windows, doors and socle.
Putting the idea into practice
Painting the socle:
1. WASH THE OLD SURFACE
Wash the old paint surface and brush the dirt away.
Paint the socle surface once with Yki Sokkelimaali. If the color is very different from the old color, or if the surface is very worn, you should apply two coats of the socle paint.
IDEA IMPLEMENTED BY: Susanna Vento
Interior designer, stylist and journalist Susanna Vento from Helsinki has become known for her popular Varpunen blog and books OK. Omin Käsin and Green Home Book. Admire Susanna's classic and creative style on the Varpunen blog, which features stylish low-cost and low-effort projects.
Read Susanna’s thoughts on the project in her blog>>