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Paint exterior pebble dash house

1930’s mid terrace house with what appears to be original pebble dash (un-painted) which is looking aged and in need of decorating.

Before I get quotes I wanted to get a better idea of the task and ask a few questions:

1) is a breathable sealer advised as first coat, if so, what type of mix/ product is best?

2) is an undercoat used prior to painting, if so, what type would be advised

3) is masonry paint best/ advised?

4) how many coats from start to finish should be allowed for?

7 Answers from MyBuilder Painters & Decorators

Hi Mat , Dulux weathershield is the best paint for exterior work

2020-02-16T16:15:02+00:00

Answered 16th Feb 2020

I would suggest you look at zinsser exterior coatings range. Plenty of advice online, and/or as i always advocate here, find a good local decorators merchants and go have a chat to them

2020-02-16T19:25:02+00:00

Answered 16th Feb 2020

As well as the Zinsser products it would be advisable to look at the surface for any movement cracks, if this is the case a flexible coating would be advisable. Generally an exterior requires a stabilising sealer, followed by 2 to 3 coats of exterior paint - Sandtex or Weathershield are both tried and tested in the trade and some products do come with a guarantee. Brewers Decorator Centres give impartial advise.

2020-02-17T10:50:04+00:00

Answered 17th Feb 2020

I personally would scan the area visually for cracks or faults problems... I would then recommend maybe a 1st coat of a pva breathable sealer then 2 together coats of high Matt weathershueld paint

2020-02-17T16:40:02+00:00

Answered 17th Feb 2020

I have recently painted another house with 1930s unpainted pebble dash, I would repair all cracks ect , then seal the whole area then apply 2 coats of santex exterior masonry paint. Which I have used many times before & always achieve a great finish plus it's long lasting.

2020-02-17T17:25:02+00:00

Answered 17th Feb 2020

stabilising primers are best recommended then flash coat followed by 2 undiluted coats of santex masonry paint, the deeper the pebble or stone think to applying by spray method in my experience.
Always employ an experienced painter.

2020-02-21T19:05:02+00:00

Answered 21st Feb 2020

Before you apply any paint I would personally coat the wall with two coats of stabilizing solution, this can then be followed with three coats of chosen masonry paint. Dulux weather shield/santex/Johnstone's storm shield would be my recommendations for you to use.
Regards,
Ross

2020-02-23T10:25:02+00:00

Answered 23rd Feb 2020

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