cleaning/painting pebbledash? & cleaning brickwork?

22 Feb 2006
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United Kingdom

We've recently moved into a new house which we've basically completely gutted out and redone. The last big change to make is to do something about the outside of it.

The front of the house is red brickwork. Not the nicest brick but definitely not awful. It's just a bit grubby. Can I use a power hose on brickwork, or is there some sort of cleaner I can apply to it?

The sides and back of the house are my biggest gripe though. They are pebbledashed in 'cream' spar and it looks really dirty, particularly around the windows. In some areas it's almost black.

What would you advise I do to make it look better? Can it be cleaned? Or is it best to paint it, and if so, how?

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