The external painting on this very large family home near Wellington, Somerset, made a great transformation.
Masonry painting & decorating
Firstly i applied fungicide to all affected areas.
I then pressure washed it in its entirety.
Despite some heavy buildup of algae, this process always guarantees 100% removal.
Furthermore, it must be remembered that algae spores can remain under the paint film.
If untreated however, they can grow and cause the paint film to fail.
I then stabilise all bare substrate making sure that even very small areas are not missed.
Am i thorough ? Yes i am. This is why my external painting jobs will always last.
I then touch up all stabilised areas with an extra coat of masonry paint.
The walls are now ready for two full coats of Dulux weathershield magnolia masonry paint.
I apply the first coat thinned 5% and the second coat unthinned with a long pile roller.
It always looks great when applying masonry paint thickly.
Don’t ever try to be mean with it. It never pays long term.
I remove all loose paint and prime all bare areas.
I then fill with 2 part epoxy filler and caulk any expansion areas.
After this i apply two coats of undercoat and 1 coat of gloss.
I rub down between each coat and always like to use two undercoats however.
With two coats of undercoat a good depth is achieved and this shows in the finish gloss coat.
Why do my external painting jobs outlast my competitors ?
I never cut corners. If i have to do that then it’s time to pack up.
Sure, i’m not the cheapest, but also however, i’m not the dearest either.
I have been doing this job professionally for 35 years and i really know what lasts.
I will always do a great and thorough job. It’s in my DNA !