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Not sure how to deal with this exterior wall paint job?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by rcflyers, 3 May 2014.

  1. rcflyers

    rcflyers

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    The end wall of our house is South facing and therefore gets all the sun in the summer and beaten by the wind and rain in the winter.

    As you can see from the pictures there are numerous fine cracks in the wall.

    The last couple of years I have just painted Leyland masonry paint onto the wall with a roller and it has looked ok-ish.

    I went out today and hit it with the pressure washer to remove the loose and flaking paint.

    What is the best way to fill/hide the cracks and then should I use some sort of primer before applying the masonry paint?

    Is it worth using Pliolite resin paint instead of ordinary masonry paint?

    Thanks for any replies.




     
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    Scrape off all the loose and flaking paint, go over the area with a hard sweeping brush to remove dust, give the bad areas a coat of solvent based stabilizing primer, fill the cracks with a good quality filler like Toupret murex or use rapid set cement, go over it with lightly with a damp sponge to replicate the render finish. Paint with any good masonry paint like Sandtex, Leyland truguard, Dulux weathershield etc. If you want to use pliolite then give the walls a coat of alkali resisting primer first.
     
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    Thanks,

    Is Pliolite paint worth the extra cost?
     
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