This delightful art nouveau house in Cardiff, Wales, was externally refurbished, repaired and painted by NEVER PAINT AGAIN UK in 2012.
Great care was taken to protect the artistic windows and features of this wonderful period Welsh home whilst we were working on it, and we took some photos to help show you the sort of thing we do when we fix up a house like this.
We always enjoy our work each week as no week is ever the same!
We were called by the owners of this lovely Art Nouveau (or arts and crafts) house in the Welsh capital of Cardiff, to help them with the problem of yearly repainting and flaking paint, something that hard become a costly issue.
No matter how many times the owners called the decorators back, and bear in mind there are some very good decorating companies in Cardiff, they just could not solve the problem of the paint flaking away from the wall each year.
They also had issues with trying to keep the house looking white, as most paints start to deteriorate after the 1st winter, leaving the walls an off-white or light grey colour.
An exterior wall coating and wall restoration project isn’t as easy as it looks!
As this house is of aesthetic and local value, we had to great care with any work we did, as of course the house is probably under a conservation area, so we tread lightly but firmly with this job.
We got to work doing the repairs on the house, which to be honest were not that bad and it was plainly obvious that the property was of a very good quality build in the first place.
The owners had certainly kept the place in good condition too, which does help.
The paint flaking off was certainly an issue though.
Here’s a shot of the rear of the house with flaking paint.
We carried out a full paint removal by machine and by hand and cleaned the walls of any dust or residue. Once again we had to be careful not to damage the walls, or in fact the flower beds and bushes around the house which had to be covered over by the team so as to not harm the plants etc.
Luckily the walls were not too bad so we did not have to repair cracks in the render before started.
You can see what the rear looks like NOW in the following image, which, as luck would have it, brought the sun out with it too.
We had to take great care with the very old and valuable original windows to the façade of the house.
Here is a view of a lovely bay window, after the walls had been weatherproofed and painted with our exterior wall coatings.
Check out the “William Morris” style fanlights above each window pane.
So anyway, we got to work on the house and applied a special high performance “trade only” textured external wall coating which will last for up to 20 years.
Yes the owners do not need to have it repainted again!
We have been working in Wales offering exterior wall coatings in Cardiff since the 90’s and this was but one of that years best projects, we’re very proud of our work.
The textured masonry coating was applied with a special spray machine which we have to be properly trained to use, so this type of work is very much not a DIY job.
Any mess is contained on site and fully removed and cleaned up at the end of each day and of course when the job was finished.
We turned this house in Cardiff…..
with some hard work and “elbow grease” and some glorious sunny Welsh weather………..
….into THIS HOUSE in Cardiff!
Guaranteed for 20 years not to fade, crack, chip or peel.
The paint wall coating on this house now will NOT fade either and will keep its nice, bright whiteness for many years to come.
The long life and high performance wall coating we used on this project, also cuts down on the wind chill factor and therefore owners saw a gradual reduction in their heating bills too!
To find out how much this system would be on your house SPEAK TO US!