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Painting an outside rendered wall

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by andemz, 1 Sep 2009.

  1. andemz

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    Hope someone can help me. Can you advise what paint and how best to apply it to a large wall that has been rendered using red sand, cement and lime. The finish is good, but now i need advice on what paint and whether i need to put a base pva on it first.

    Any suggestions are welcome

    Andemz
     
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    A simple masonry paint is fine. They usually last 15 years.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. So, no bonding agent or anything like that, just simply put the masonry paint on neat straight onto the wall.
     
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    Just follow the instructions on the back of the can. If the surface is really dusty then you'll need to seal it first.
     
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    Make sure its a good quality exterior brand (Dulux Weathershield/Crown Stronghold etc) - not something like B&Q's /wickes/ Homebases own. ...Slightly thin the first coat -say 25-30% water- to new render if absorbant
     
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