HOW TO PAINT A PEBBLEDASH WALL – There are many homes that have pebbledash applied to the exterior walls of their homes and you might be led to believe that paint a pebbledash wall would be difficult. In fact this DIY job is fairly easy to do and in this guide we’ll show you how to do it with step-by-step instructions.
Clean the wall down using Sugar Soap or detergent to remove any dirt, grease and grime.
If the wall has any mold, moss or other fungus growing on it then treat it with a Fungicidal Wash.
Look for any cracks or holes in the wall and repair these with a putty knife and a good quality exterior filler.
Run your hands over the wall. If you find any loose bits or the exterior appears chalky then treat this by painting a coat of Masonry Stabilising Primer. After application leave this to dry in accordance with the manufacturers guidelines, which can be found on the tin.
Lay down dust sheets to prevent any paint drips or splatters getting on the floors.
Use masking tape to mask off areas where you don’t want to paint, such as window frames, doors, pipes, window sill, etc. You can cover up windows with newspaper or cardboard and this can be held in place using masking tape.
Choose either a long bristle masonry paint brush or long pile paint roller to apply the exterior paint. Do make sure the brush or roller is equipped to deal with a pebbledash surface. If in doubt ask a member of staff at your local DIY Store.
Start by using a brush and cutting in around all the edges on the guttering, door and window frames.
Start at the top of the wall and work your way down. Try to work in sections if your wall is particularly large.
Before applying paint to the roller, dampen the roller head first. You don’t want it wet, just damp and this will help the paint take to the roller better.
Apply the paint at a steady pace ensuring that you get in between all the small pebbles and touch up any areas where the roller can’t get at with the masonry brush.
If you need two coats of paint then ensure the first coat is completely dry before applying the second coat. Drying times will be printed on the paint tin.
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