front of house showing church

Praise the Lord! Installing a wall coating on a Vicarage in Lincolnshire

This refurbishment project is an old vicarage in Lincolnshire which had hollow render, cracks and bad flaky paint. Transformed with one application of the NPA Wall coating system.

This lovely old vicarage, possibly dating back around 300 years, was, of course, right next to the church, which you can see in some of the pictures below.

The property suffered from frequent exterior painting which never seemed to last and the owners had to constantly repainting the outside time and time again.

Of course, when someone has to pay that kind of money each year, it doesn’t take long to realise that one application of a special weather-proof wall coating can banish exterior painting for good!

So here is what we did to the exterior of this quaint little house.

This house had a previous spray applied surface coating on it but it was applied by a defunct wall coating firm in Lincolnshire and although it did last for many years, it certainly did not last for the full 20 years because, we presume, it was not done properly.

We did another job in Lincolnshire a few months before.

Just look at the damp coming out of the bricks in the image below.


failed spray coating and damp bricks
A previous poorly applied wall coating which trapped damp.

It was obvious that this house needed some serious attention.

Another issue the owners had to deal with was quite a bit of flaking paint, which once again, was caused by an exterior wall coating not being applied correctly.

We cannot stress enough that for a spray applied wall coating to do its job, and to last the full lifespan of 20 years, ALL repairs needed to the wall (such as wall re-rendering and so on) MUST be done beforehand, or it will not last.

We found extensive flaking paint, which had to be removed

flaky paint due to penetrating damp
flaky paint due to penetrating damp and hollow render

What we did to the house.

Well, firstly we had to spend time undoing the mistakes caused by the cowboy wall coatings company who did this shockingly bad quality installation.

We had to removed the failed spray coating, and the other paint that was flaking away on the walls, fix the cracks that had appeared in the walls, and also attend to some areas of hollow rendering.


We then masked up the windows ready for the primer.

cracks repaired and masking done ready for primer
Cracks repaired and masking done ready for primer

We then laid dustsheets all around the vicarage to protect the tarmac paths and then made sure the garden and the flowers were carefully covered.

We then applied one coat of NPA”slush coat” primer and allowed to dry, before powering up our Graco President spray machine, to apply the textured masonry coating to the exterior walls.

The spray machine shoots the paint onto the house and fuses it to the wall.

Now this lovely old place will not need any more work doing to it for at least 20 years, BECAUSE WE DO THE JOB PROPERLY!!

Thank God the vicar called us in. This house looks heavenly now.


front of house showing church
Have faith in NEVER PAINT AGAIN!

If we hadn’t stepped in and carried out the repairs needed to this lovely house, the damp getting into the walls would have caused damage inside.

This vicarage (or manse, or parochial house, whatever else they are called) will need no more exterior decoration for 2 decades due to these textured exterior coatings

All work comes with a 20 year, insurance backed warranty, and the wall coatings we use will not fade, crack, chip or peel, saving you a small fortune on future repairs and repainting.

Read some never paint again reviews to see what people think of our past work

More details upon request. Give us a call today on 0800 970 4928.


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