Another fine example of how we can repair and paint your home in no time at all, and we guarantee it will look this good for at least 20 years!
This particular cottage near to Aberystwyth in Wales, was in a rural, exposed area, and the walls were buffeted daily by the winds and rain coming across the open countryside.
The interior of the house was immaculate but, try as they may, the owners couldn’t keep the exterior in good shape, as normal masonry paint just was not up to the job and every 18 months, this house had to be repainted!
The exterior of this Welsh house needed more than outside wall paint work!
The exterior of the house had a lot of cracked render, hairline cracks, loose paint and so on, and something needed to be done, so we got to work fixing this lovely bungalow up to look a treat, with the added bonus that there would be no need to paint it again.
We had a lot of external wall crack repairing to do, and to highlight that, here is a shot of the front, before we started, showing the extent of the cracking wall.
Cracked walls house: A case study
The photos below show the various stages we did to the house, including repairs, scraping off loose outside wall paint and so on.
It is of major importance when we work on a home in this bad condition, to make sure that the walls are fully repaired and free of any defects before we apply the coating or it just won’t work.
Here is another view of the horror story we had to deal with.
The owners had recently got cavity wall insulation fitted to lower their heating bills and although they were happy they had that work done, the scars left behind in the walls where they drill the holes and inject those little polystyrene beads made it look bad so we had to do something about that too.
It is worth noting that normal outside wall paint will never hide the scars, they needed something thicker and more durable.
We then covered up the windows with masking, and applied a latex bonded render wash, sealing the friable paint, smoothing out imperfections and giving the next 2 coats a good key (adhesion).
This is what the house looked like after the first primer
We then hand applied NPA slush coat, and then spray applied the top coating of NEVER PAINT AGAIN textured masonry coating.
Once the “sticky” primer is applied, and we do that all by hand, the house starts to look like a house again!
In fact we took a photo to show you!
So without further ado, here are some “after” images of the property
Remember earlier we were looking at the side wall, showing those awful scars in the wall, something that outside wall paint would never get rid of?
Well this is what it looks like with our textured wall coating on the house.
This house will resists everything the weather can throw at it, and will stay looking good and without the need to repair or repaint, for at least the next 20 years, guaranteed!
What’s more, due to the repairs we did, and the flexible nature of our wall coatings, the cracks will not appear again, plus the value of this home has now risen with the work we did!
To find out about having this on your home, call us on 0800 970 4928. We work across England, Scotland and Wales, and all work comes with a 20 year warranty.