If you live in a house of unpainted brick but you are considering having it painted, you will be aware that once you paint a house with a brick exterior, you cannot ever change your mind, it’s done and that’s it! The problem is once you paint brick with masonry paint, it will have to...Continue reading
Here’s a case study of a property in Hull, East Yorkshire, which was in a sorry state and would have reduced any normal painter and decorator to tears, but not so for our wall coating installation contractors. When a house needs a LOT more than just a lick of paint, you know who to call...Continue reading
Stone cladding on the exterior of a house? YUK! How awful, vulgar and tacky, but back in the 1970’s, many people went for that look. Here’s how to get rid of it This article was written by the author of NPA (me!) and was published in Ideal Homes Magazine in the “ask an expert section”...Continue reading
Over time, the weather can take its toll on the exterior walls of your house, causing problems such as blown bricks, loose pebbledash or hollow rendering, all of which can be costly to fix, and even more costly to keep it from coming back again. This high build wall coating system is ideal for homes...Continue reading
Despite your fireplace being largely forgotten about during the summer, just like my own family, you will all welcome a healthy hearth come winter time. Today we are going to tell you a few tips how to clean and maintain your chimney, how to spot problems with it, both internally and externally, and offer a...Continue reading
If your home is less than 15 years old it shouldn’t have damp but many newer properties do suffer from damp and mould. Our damp proof house coating system is used by major UK house builders homes specifically to treat newer homes that have succumbed to damp damage.
If the exterior walls of your house have cracks, how can you tell if they are easily repairable ones, or are an indicator of something far more serious such as subsidence? Subsidence is when the ground the property sits on starts to sink, undermining the very stability of the house and often causing major damage...Continue reading
Much of the UK’s housing stock is made of bricks, a tried and tested method of building since Roman times but brick houses of a certain age can harbour many a problem. When bricks are made, they have a face, an exposed side that repels weather, but over the years that weatherproofing loses it’s effectiveness...Continue reading
This old brick built house needed more than simply exterior painting, so we applied a 3 stage exterior wall coating to the outside surfaces. When we carry out external painting work to a house that is faced with bricks, we need to take a slightly different approach to houses that have pebbledash or render for...Continue reading
Today we learn how to approach the task of repointing an exterior wall. Pointing is the common British word for the mortar joints or lines of cement that surround each individual brick on the outside walls of your house. They bind the bricks together and aid waterproofing but what happens when they need to be...Continue reading
Stucco render is an Americanism for the sort of sand and cement render that you see on the exterior walls of UK houses. The never paint again team, took this further and now offer a coloured version that does not require painting, looks amazing, and in fact will lasts for decades! But is it the...Continue reading
We delve into the never paint again archives to look at how damaged or mismatched brick can be covered with render and protected with a weatherproof wall coating. This house painting system lasts for up to 20 years minimum and we see how Rendering a brick house can bring many benefits.