Does your house suffer from damp? Are the inside walls frequently wet? Are there any patches of black mould inside? Do you and your family suffer from asthma or get colds frequently? Do you spend a lot on heating your home? Does your house smell damp and musty?...
Although exterior wall coatings and some exterior masonry paints are technically self cleaning, houses next to busy roads can pick dirt up over time. Here is how to clean the outside walls of your house in the professional way, and with minimal equipment or knowledge....
Learn how to safely remove old redundant flaky paint and exterior wall coatings from walls. We run through safety tips & what tools and equipment you will need Our website is well known for tips and advice about applying paint, but we felt that a tip or two about REMOVING paint would also add...Continue reading
Today we are going to show you an example of work, done a few years ago, in Birmingham A modern detached house which had been extensively extended over the years to cope with a growing family. The house was in fairly good condition, but we did need to repair and replace some of the...Continue reading
BRICKS! 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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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....
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...Continue reading
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, it’s how I myself began to learn to render a...Continue reading
We rescued the owners of this bungalow in Cornwall who had been the victim of a cowboy wall coating company. It had to be done from scratch but now it will last the full 20 years now. This bungalow near Boscastle on the North Cornish coast looked out over a verdant, sweeping valley, but...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading