Remove all dirt, mould, algae and loose paint by power washing, wire brush or scraping. Treat with ANTI FUNGICIDE if algae or mould growth are present. Preparation is of paramount importance and will no doubt determine the success or failure of any project. We take great care and attention to ensure that all substrates are stringently cleaned down and made ready for the next stages of application.
Repairs & Restoration
The next stage is to repair all damaged and worn surfaces, reinstating with the appropriate materials. Damaged render is removed and V out any cracks with a grinder. Great care is taken towards achieving an invisible repair. Re-pointing is carried out where necessary and spalled brick faces are re-instated using a sand and cement mix to create the illusion that the brick is perfect underneath. lines will still be preserved.
Previous unpainted brickwork can be bag rubbed with an P.V.A. mortar mix to lose the imperfections whilst retaining the natural brick appearance. Pebble dashed finishes as well as any other textured rendered finish can also receive this treatment if the surface type is heavily scarred. This reduces the likely hood of imperfections and helps to achieve a very favourable result on even the most uneven of surfaces.
Classic 21 Primer/Sealer
A classic 21 primer/sealer is a high performance base coat, to be used on dry surfaces, applied by roller or masonry brush prior to the final application. This penetrates into the surface and provides excellent adhesion and weather proofing properties. This application provides a base for the final application to adhere to, creating a bond that is permanent for the lifespan of the coating. Life span is estimated at 15 years plus. Remember this when choosing your colour.
High Pressure Spray
The final application is spray applied under high pressure in either fine, or coarse texture. The coarse texture helps to conceal any repair work and is more than 20 times thicker than ordinary paint. Once the base coat receives this application a chemical reaction takes place bonding the two coats together. There are at present 12 great colours to choose from to compliment any type of property.
Stages for trowel roll
Remove all existing hollow/porous surfaces from the property, using hand tools or plant kanga hammer equipment, dependent on how solid the wall surface is (if the surface is strong and not hollow, the GRC render can be applied over the wall surface). Mask all doors windows, fascias, soffits boards; protect patios, shrubs, plants and other items where necessary. Clean down the wall substrate, either by wire brushing and power washing between 1500 – 2000 PSI. Bio – wash, the removal of algae or any contaminates on the wall surfaces. Trowel applied, either 2 or 3 coats of reinforced armoured fibres render to wall elevations are necessary. Trowel or roller apply top coat textured coating with chosen colour required.
Great care is taken to unmask all windows, doors and any other areas that have been precisionly masked prior to application. General housekeeping then takes place to ensure that the project site is left clean and tidy. There is a check list to be ticked off by the customer with the foreman after each installation. No crew can leave the site until this is completed to the home owners satisfaction. Any left over material is left with the customer for possible use on garden walls etc