This brick-built house in Chippenham, Wiltshire was suffering from penetrating damp in the walls and needed a quote for an external wall coating.
This was coming inside the property and making the inside walls damp, mouldy and musty.
In addition to that, the exterior masonry paint never used to last very long and the owners always had to get a painter and decorator in every year to repaint the outside walls with yet more coats of good quality paint!
They were looking for a solution to this costly repainting nightmare, so they contacted us here at NPA.
Whilst we were working on this house we took a fair few images of the before, during and after stages, and although we have included some of them here, if you scroll down to the bottom of this page there is a video slide show with music.
Wiltshire wall coatings and how we do it!
This photo shows you the general condition of the house with extensive flaking paint and damage to many of the bricks from the weather.
THE PROCESS: Our team powerwashed and scraped the walls to remove the old flaky paint, and then repaired the exterior brickwork.
There was a heck of a lot of flaked paint areas and of course we spend a great deal of time preparing these jobs, so whereas “cowboys” would ignore this vital preparation work, we don’t and had to spend a lot of time beforehand removing the old paint.
The separate garage had never been painted, but the owners wanted it to match into the house, so we had to mask up the door and the side window there and then apply a bagging render slurry, waited for it to dry and then a coat of primer before spraying the top coat into the wall.
Here is the garage before painting
They then applied a process known as “bagging” which is a modified latex render wash, which is then allowed to dry.
Then primer was added, and then the top coat was sprayed on and this is what the garage looks like now
They then hand applied a waterproof primer to the walls, and then spray applied a top coat of the NPA exterior wall coating system.
This durable and long life house painting system is fused onto the walls with a high pressure spray machine and outlasts normal paint many times over. In fact this house will now stay looking clean and white, with no cracking or peeling of the paintwork for up to 20 years.
And finally, here are a couple of images after we had finished work, doesn’t it look lovely?
This house is now protected from the weather and the paint coating on the walls will not chip, crack, fade, flake or peel for at least 15 years!
And finally, as promised, here is a slideshow with even more images, and some quite groovy music thrown in for free too! If you want to more about how much a protective and durable wall coating will cost to be applied to your house, give us a call or send us an email here.
Video slideshow (with music)