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 to...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 rendering,...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 a...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 was...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 penetrating...
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 wall,...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 required...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 across...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 built...Continue reading
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 and...Continue reading