If you live in a house of unpainted brick but you are considering having it painted, you will be aware that once you paint a house with a brick exterior, you cannot ever change your mind, it’s done and that’s it!
The problem is once you paint brick with masonry paints, it will have to be done again every couple of years or it will quickly start to look terrible.
Our wall coatings alleviate that and here is an example of our work, an ex council house in Carlisle…
This house had been lovingly cared for by it’s owners but they knew that the bricks were not in very good condition, and they also wanted to brighten it’s appearance up a bit, so they called us.
Here’s how we transformed a has-been, into a must-have!
If you try and paint a brick faced house like this with normal outdoor wall paint you are going to run into some serious problems, even if you are quite adept at painting.
Due to the condition of the walls, and the porosity of the bricks, if you applied normal masonry paint to the house, the paint itself would be sucked in to the bricks, leaving a patchy appearance.
Even if you applied coat after coat of traditional masonry paint, it would look TERRIBLE.
Not only that, the bricks on this house required repair before any painting could be carried out, and the reinstatement of lots areas of loose mortar joints (pointing) that head weathered and fallen away over time, allowing rainwater to seep in and cause damp.
Nothing lasts for ever, especially if it has no protection from the weather.
What steps did we take to renovate this house?
Well as we have HUNDREDS of examples of our preivous work on the site, I will be breif in describing the work, so here goes.
Our house painting teams carried out the following work:
- Powerwashed the walls to remove any loose matter
- Replaced the face of bricks that had succumbed to erosion and frost damage
- Removed and replaced loose pointing mortar joints around the bricks
- Masked up the doors, windows and laid dustsheets on the floor.
- Hand-applied a weatherproof primer
- Spray-applied a thick coat of Wethertex MP44 masonry coating
- Allowed to dry, removed masking and clean site.
This is us “in action”, at the site in Carlisle, Cumbria.
As you can see it’s FAR MORE than a lick of paint we do to each property and you can see in the above image that we take a lot of care to not make any mess, and that includes respect for your neighbours house too.
If you live in a terraced house or a Semi detached house like this, we make sure no mess at all finds its way into your neighbours property.
The benefits of having an NPA wall coating on your home.
As you have learnt, our house painting teams make a big song and dance about making sure your home recieves the very best workmanship and materials, which is why all work is covered by an insurance-backed 20 year warranty for your peace of mind.
The Wethertex wall coating has not only transformed this house, the paint finish on the walls now will not need to be repainted or repaired for at least 20 years, in fact we know of some cases where the coating has lasted nearly 30 years without repainting so a 20 year warranty is conservative to say the least.
And here is the finished article, painted, weatherproofed, and protected.
I am sure you can see that this house really stands out from the crowd now and will carry on giving the owners pleasure and peace of mind for at least 20 years. This service is available in all areas of England and Wales, and most areas of Scotland.
If you would like to find out more about this wall coating system, and get an estimate to have it on your home, give us a call on (0800) 970 4928 or click on CONTACT to email us.