The pros and cons of painting exterior brick walls

In the better weather, many home owners often think seriously about updating or refreshing the external appearance of their homes with a coat of fresh paint but what if you have bare brick walls and you want to paint them? The most important word to remember about painting exterior brick walls: permanence. It’s a...

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A terraced house in Plymouth painted with a wall coating

Painting a Victorian Terraced House in Peverell, Plymouth

This late Victorian house in Peverell, Plymouth, had been neglected over the years and needed much exterior repair and decoration work. The new owners had sympathetically restored the inside to a very high standard,  putting back in all the lovely features that previous owners had ripped out over the years, and the last job...

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A brick built country house painted with an exterior wall coating

Archived case study: Painting a grand country house

The mainstay of the painting work we do is often to terraced, 4 bed detached, semi’s and so on, but now and again we get the chance to paint somewhere that we can only dream of living in. This grand brick-built English country home needed the exterior repaired and painted.  The old walls were...

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Repairing and painting a house with WW2 bomb damage

This terraced house in Plymouth, Devon, (built circa 1890) had serious structural issues caused by being blown up (!) in the 2nd world war, but hastily rebuilt. Fast forward to modern times and the render was literally falling off in chunks, the bay window and the front elevation were collapsing, and it had bad...

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A pebbledashed house with trees in the background

Top tips on how to apply a render coating to a wall

Here’s another handy tip if you are brave enough to attempt to render a wall yourself. Please remember if you have never done it before, please get a professional in, but by all means ask them if you can watch how they do it: A professional plasterer or tradesman would be only to happy...

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rear of workers house with a wall coating

Wall coating a small terraced house in central Manchester

A typical Victorian workers house in Manchester, in need of refreshing and a new exterior paint finish for these old brick walls. We overhauled the exterior and smartened the appearance of the house but protected it for the future with our exterior wall coatings which last over 20 years. Many industrial towns and cities...

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A metal framed prefab house in Plymouth

How Prefabs solved the post war housing shortage

Do you offer exterior wall solutions for concrete or prefab houses? This is a question that has been asked of us many times, especially owners of Cornish units and other prefab concrete built homes. Yes we do! Between the end of the second world war and the 1970’s, many houses in the UK were...

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victorian terraced villa after wall coatings painting

A Victorian villa painted by us in Mannamead, Plymouth

Another fine example of our work sent in from the Plymouth office, way back in 2004 This imposing Victorian villa had not been decorated externally for many years and was suffering badly with flaking paint, damaged mouldings, penetrating damp, and all sorts of ailments. In addition the original sash windows were rotting in places...

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