We’re in steady squeegee mode as the windows, door handles, worktops, and light fittings drip moisture as the plaster rendering continues to dry. If it this were summer, I’d open all the windows so things could dry faster, but it’s late winter and the temperatures are still below freezing. I prefer to view icicles outside, not inside. It’s easy to see where the new plaster is dry – if it’s dark rich brown, it’s still wet – if it’s a high-sheen cream, it’s dry. I must say that I love the colour of the wet plaster. It’s beautifully warm and rich. Here’s a photo of one of the plasterers working on the ceiling.
Here’s a before and after photo of the plastered hallway. Lovely colour, don’t you think? As the plaster dries, it turns lighter.
The flooring is inside, acclimating, and we’re just waiting for the under-floor heating coils to arrive in the post so they can be laid. A layer of self-levelling latex goes down first on the floor as a base, then the heating coils, and then the oak floor boards.
Molly is being such a good sport about being kept out of the way during the day. She loves to walk off with tools, expecting people to chase after her … which we do, thereby reinforcing that behaviour, but what’s a dog to do when it’s bored, eh?