Renovation and External Rendering preparation

With heavy rainfall at the beginning of February an external decorating works has been somewhat delayed and the first visit has been all about the preparation which is a bit more flexible in relation to the weather.

We provided a comprehensive specification and quotation for the external painting of the front and rear elevation of a mid terraced house in Bristol. Whilst there are excellent quality paints now available which are hard wearing easy to apply and waterproof (we tend to use Dulux Weathershield and Sandtex) the works before the painting begins are the most important.

This job presented a variety of surfaces and previous finishes for us to contend with, a new section of render to one section, moss and algae build up on another and aged peeling paint to the rear elevation. All sufaces where brushed down to remove loose debris and to the new render 2 coats of a liquid stabilising primer where applied. The areas of moss and algae where washed down with a Biocide solution and allowed to dry then sponged over with clean water. Cracks where cleaned and filled then sanded flush.

In places the render beads had started to corrode and discolour the surface render, areas where sanded back and an anti corrosion coating was painted on and when dry a coat of Zinsser primer was applied. The rear elevation had painted stone mullions and window surrounds and these where in a poor state, scrapers and wire brushes where used to remove all loose and flaky paint and when bare stone was exposed a stabilising solution was applied.

A lot of time and effort but we now have a sound surface to apply our paint to………

If you need external decorating works and want to be sure of a professional finish call us today or complete the survey request form for our no obligation free of charge quotation.

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25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

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We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

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Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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