Never paint again are well known in England and Wales for transforming homes with our legendary NEVER PAINT AGAIN wall coating system, but did you know, we also cover most of Scotland too?
Here’s our latest job from north of the border.
This lovely “wee” house (!) in bonny Scotland was suffering from an extreme case of what happens when the Scottish weather we all so love (!) hits the wall, often driven by high winds.
This can, over time, remove even the strongest masonry paint and as you can see from the images below, (all of which expand when clicked), the masonry paint on this house, despite only being applied a couple of years ago, had mostly flaked away.
Repairs and weatherproofing to Scottish homes is our thing.
Scotland is know for many things (to say the least), but the one thing can ruin a day for anyone is when the weather gets bad, and this also means the effect it has on the outside of your house.
We place a lot of trust in our homes to keep the weather at bay but please don’t take your house for granted as that’s when unseen problems start to occur.
If your building is not protected adequately from the ravages of storms, the rain and the driving wind, then whatever is on the house walls, be it harling, pebbledash, paint, is not going to be much good apart from looking nice, for a while anyway.
House painting in Scotland is, mainly due to the weather we get, not always as easy as it is painting a house in England or Wales as the house painting season in very short.
Our wall coatings are resin-based not water based and therefore can be applied in unsettled weather, unlike maosnry paint which can only be done during the shorter Scottish summer.
This is a brief summary of what we did to the house to repair it and make the walls waterproof and weatherproof.
The works we did in Scotland
Whilst working we took a few pictures and here they are!
This is the mess that we had to start with!
As you can see from the images below, one of the first tasks our team had to do was to remove the extensive flaky paint around the walls, using tools and also a powerful hot water pressure washer.
It is important for the applicated wall coating, to have a “sound” wall surface in which we can apply the coating to. Many “cowboy” wall coating teams skip this step, with terrible consequences. All repairs must be done to the walls, and a good coat of primer, before the NPA wall coating system can be applied.
If it is done by the book, which is what we do, it lasts upwards of 2o years, and that includes having the worst weather you think of, being thrown at it.
For 20 years this house will look as good as new, with no need to paint again.
The rear of the house was not much better!
Once the paint was off, various bad areas such as cracks were revealed.
This is the sign that the previous decorators on this property were not professional, and just, literally, painted over the cracks. Not good.
The walls were repaired by our teams as any textured masonry wall coating must have the correct preparation before application, to ensure it will lasts for at least 20 years.
When we fix cracks in walls, we do NOT just fill them up with silicone like a cowboy builder or a cash-in-hand decorator, we do it the right way and angle grind the cracks out mechanically, then inject a super strong epoxy resin mortar into the cracks, a bit like super glue for walls.
Protecting the house from the Scottish weather
We then masked up the windows and protected the bushes around the house, applied a coat of modified latex render wash, then a generous coating of NEVER PAINT AGAIN masonry primer.
The following thing we had to do was apply the top coat of NEVER PAINT AGAIN EXTERIOR WALL COATING was sprayed to the walls using a “Graco president” pressure spray system.
And this is the final wall coating product, all done!
Moving around the house for a further look at a different view, you can now appreciate the front of the house as seen below.
Try scrolling back up and looking at the before images, what a massive difference a spray applied wall covering made to this home!
This house will now not need repainting, maintenance, nor any repairs, for up to 20 years!
And finally, as to not leave the SIDE of the house out, as of course we worked very hard in painting and weatherproofing the entire building, here is a view of the side of the house.
If this system interests you, why not find out more about having it on your home?
There is no obligation to buy when you call us or send an email.
We try and give as much advice as we can as to what colours would suit your home, what textured we would recommend, and we can also advise you on what we would do if your home needs repairs or alterations, after all we are all master builders NOT painters and decorators, so we can take on far more work than a painter would.
Call us to arrange a site visit to your home, on 0800 970 4928