Yet another example of an Exterior Wall refurbishment project, expertly completed by the NPA team, this time we recall when we worked on a home in Whitby, Chester!
This lovely and large property was finished in a rough cast tyrolean wall surface and apart from one or two minor cracks requiring attention, the property was, and is, in good order and of a sound, quality construction.
The house had various additions over the years such as porches, extensions, so a fair amount of scaffold was required to safely complete the exterior painting work.
We did a full project management for the client
We sort out all of this for our customers, including arranging scaffold and liaising with other contractors, and we provide a full project management throughout the course of the works.
We are always on hand to give advice and help towards your exterior painting and home improvement project.
So this is what we started out with.
Apart from a few cracks here and there, this large detached home had been kept in quite good condition and did not require much repair before we started the wall coating system.
So the first thing we did was to get a local company to erect a scaffold, needed to get to the large chimney breast, plus to get over the various extensions, lean-to’s and so on.
Here is an example of the access tower needed.
When we were happy that the house had good access all around, we started applying a latex render slurry to the walls, and then allowed to dry.
You can see more of this from the photo of one of the sides of the house, showing yet more scaffold we had to hire, but we always work safe and never leave anything to chance.
Why do we add a cement slurry coat to the walls?
We have to take a lot of time in preparing each house to receive the textured weatherproof coating and bagging or bag washing, is one of the steps we have to take.
We usually apply the mixture with thick brushes (which are ruined after one use I may add!) However sometimes a sponge can be used, it just depends on what surface you are trying to seal.
It not only gives the subsequent paint films a good key, it also fills in any tiny holes or defects on the wall and as unibond is often added, it can really help painting pebble dash as it sticks the pebbles onto the wall and stops them from falling off again.
Once the bagging wash is applied and left to dry, it is time for us to add the waterproof primer, but we mask up the doors and windows beforehand.
The decorating team hand finish the job
Once the spraying is finished, we carefully remove all the masking up and the dust sheets and we hand finish around all the doors, windows, pipes etc, for the ultimate long lasting house paint job.
Here we can see the final stages of cleaning and clearing up at the property, with more hand finishing with a fine paint brush.
On this elevation we were still removing the masking paper, which is then taken to a recycling facility for the correct disposal method. We have to be very careful when we remove the tape and paper to not make any mess.
Here are some AFTER photos of the house after painting.
Here is one of the sides and this hopefully shows you the extent of the cleaning up that we do afterwards.
We left the house cleaner than when we came, in fact I recall the delighted owner emailed us and told us that he had never had such clean and tidy workmen around before!
And here is another elevation, all nicely painted and looking fabulous!
This is NOT as expensive a paint job as you may think and the wall coating will last up to 20 years, guaranteed.
Continuing on the same theme, we walked around the back to photograph another part of the house and I may add we all had to be wearing sunglasses at this point, the glare from this lovely paint job was awesome!
As dusk was falling, we took this photo looking up at the house from the owners sumptuous lawn and garden, which we took great care with.
What, you want MORE photos?
Oh go on then……
Right, only one more AFTER image to go and this is it below!
We had a great time painting this large house and the owners always kept us on our toes with plenty of cups of tea ( and asking us lots of questions), which we are always only to happy to answer.
So there you go, you have seen just ONE of our houses, from start to finish. Remember to view the MENU BAR at the top of the page to see many more examples of our work.
We refurbish the exteriors of houses of all shapes and sizes.
Why not read more about how we apply our exterior wall coatings, or if you like what you see on this page, please contact us today to find out how much it would cost to have this system installed on YOUR home.