Easter Elchies House


  • KEIM Royalan Dilution
  • KEIM Royalan

Decorator: Henderson Decorators

Easter Elchies House, The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Craigellachie, Aberlour


Easter Elchies House was built in 1700 from locally quarried sandstone for Captain John Grant of Elchies as his holiday home. The house and farm was rented by Alexander Reid in 1820, who established the first licensed distillery on the site four years later.

The client, Macallan Distillers Ltd, contacted KEIM after an extensive online investigation for the best paint system that provides durability and weather resistance.

Tony Carter, Senior Sales Executive of KEIM Mineral Paints, produced a site unseen specification for this Category B listed house.

Based on his recommendations, a DOFF system (a system using high pressure to gently clean surfaces using steam) was used to clean the previously limewashed lime harling, where some areas were contaminated with algae and moss growth, including fungi and lichens.

KEIM Royalan White was applied onto the limewashed surfaces and KEIM Royalan 9008 was used on the window details.

KEIM Royalan was the perfect paint system because of the exposed location of this project, it is formulated to withstand harsh weather conditions.

George McKenzie of Macallan Distillers Ltd commented “although previously aware of KEIM Mineral Paints, an extensive online investigation of all potential coatings, confirmed that KEIM provided the durability, weather resistance and expected design life that made it the obvious choice for this project. The finished product confirmed that this was the right decision.”

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