Painting exterior masonry is one way to help keep it in good condition and can prevent water invading the brickwork, stonework or render. Masonry paint comes in several different types, each of which is more or less suited to a particular application.
When painting with either gloss or emulsion paint, there are several problems which can occur, especially if you do not prepare the surface to be painted properly. Here we take a look at the most common problems and show how to avoid or fix them.
Painting is one DIY job that almost anyone will have a go at. There can be few homes around the country which don’t have at least a couple of half used tins of paint laying around. To get good results, you really need to take your time and prepare surfaces to be painted properly, but using the correct paint for the job at hand also makes a big difference to the finish.
Stripping paint is a relatively easy task, as long as you take the time to work out the best method for each particular area. Flat areas of wood can be quickly stripped with a heat gun, whereas detailed areas are best stripped with chemical strippers.