This property in the St. Paul’s area of central Bristol was built around the turn of the last century using brick and pebbledash and the owners were basically tired of it’s tired appearance!
We took some photos whilst the team were working on site and here they are, with a running commentary of what we did on the house
The property had recently been updated internally and had also some extensions making the house deceptively large, like one of those “tardis” houses you hear about, well this was one of them!
Structurally the house, although old, was well built and solid and required very little preparatory repair, albeit a few minor cracks here and there so the place had aged quite well, but of course as we were in the centre of a large city, erosion and weather damage had not been so much of a problem as it was protected with all the other houses around it.
The house in Bristol on the day we started!
As you can see from the first “before” image the walls were dirty and the pebbledash had quite a few stones missing, so all in all it didn’t look great really, so good job we were there eh?
Here we can see a photo of the rear before we started
Due to working at height legislation and of course the safety of our team, we made sure a local Bristolian scaffolding firm came and put some safe scaffold for us to work on, and made sure that we could access safely, all the bits of wall that needed painting.
Once all the scaffold was up we could get to work so the first job was to check the walls for any defects and carry out repairs as needed. Luckily for us, we had done a survey beforehand and we knew that apart from some small repairs here and there, the property had been of a quality construction and had lasted the test of time.
This meant that after giving the walls a good wash and clean, we could start to mask up the windows for the first of 2 primer coats that needed to go onto the house.
You can see the primer after application here
One the primer is applied it is left to dry and becomes sticky. The reason for that is that it helps “fuse” the spray applied top coat onto the walls when we start up our spray machine.
The top coat is very thick and needs to be “shot” onto the wall to get into every nook and cranny in a heavily textured surface like this.
We then applied a sand and cement latex bonded render, a coat of a special primer, and then a top coat of NPA textured masonry coatings , applied by spray.
Here you can see the rear again but with part of the front and you will note we have started to spray the top coating.
When we do a terrace or end of terrace exterior house painting job, we take great care in protecting the neighbours houses and as you can see, despite being abutted and joined to the other houses, no mess or overspray was made onto the neighbours houses and that is the way we like to keep it!
The closing stages of a textured wall coating job
The next lot of photos is from when we had finished.
One challenge we had was the fact that the building was “on the road”, with no gardens at the front and side, we also take care with parked cars in the street and pedestrians, so a safe working environment is created.
Moving around the house here is another image of what the place looked like after we had coated it with a weatherproof wall covering and of course clearly shows where the property we were working on abuts onto the next property, which we also had to mask up to avoid spray getting next door.
Remember the images above that showed us working around the back?
Well, this is what it turned out like.
The final photo we can show you today, of our top class painting and decorating in Bristol, is a nice image of the side and the rear, again, taken from the roadside.
Now this house is covered with NEVER PAINT AGAIN textured wall coatings, it will NOT fade, crack, flake or peel, AND resist damp, for up to 20 years!
If you are interested in finding out how much it would cost to totally transform the exterior of your house, please get in contact with us today, we are open 7 days a week for your convenience, all year round except Christmas day.
Please note; we of course work across the UK, not just around Bristol! 🙂
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