High pressure hydro wash walls thoroughly to remove any loose paint, bird droppings and any other dirt. Where wall creepers are present, they should be removed. It may be necessary to grind the walls.
On double storey houses, and in hard to reach places it may be necessary to erect scaffolding.
All cracks need to be opened up and repaired. We repair cracks by either the use of a patching compound or by replastering a crack. *Please note that some cracks are caused by structural defects/movement.
All window sills are included in the wall production procedure and can either be matched to the roof or the walls. All other areas that may come into contact with dropping paint are masked. Drip sheets are used to avoid unsightly drops of paint on paving, etc.
In areas where there is bad plaster this plaster must be cleaned out, the relevant areas need to be replastered.
Where we encounter damp areas, we use a product called Coprox.
This product prevents damp from within the wall reaching our coating. *Please note that we cannot stop rising damp, we can only delay its effects on our coating. In most cases the combination of our coating and Coprox stops the damp problem altogether.
Where ever we replaster and repair cracks, we skim the area to try blend the repair into the existing texture as much as possible.
All parapet walls need to be inspected, and if necessary repaired. Thereafter a coat of latex compound is applied to seal the parapet. Often it may be necessary to apply a fibreglass membrane.
Before coating commences colour samples can be applied to the walls should the client choose a tone darker or lighter than our standard colours.
The sealer coat is applied to the walls. This prepares the walls for our coating product.
Shown here is the application of the first coat of our Acrylic sheen coating.
After second coat of Acrylic sheen coating is applied to finish.
In bad areas, and areas with lots of fine, hairline cracks and variable plaster texture a base coating of our Acrylic ripple coating is applied. Due to it’s extreme thickness and elasticity it is a perfect coating to help hide unsightly defects.
As acrylic ripple coating is used as a undercoat only, a finishing coat of Acrylic sheen coating is applied.
The final product after second coat of Acrylic wall coating is applied