The condition of the building will ultimately determine the steps that are taken during preparation. It’s worth noting that there are also several ways in which the building has to be prepared. Fortunately, our team will take care of this before applying the top coat from one of the silicon based solutions.
For walls that have been painted, the existing paint is scraped off or ground back leaving behind a blank canvas for us to work from. A fresh scratch coat is then applied consisting of a base coat and fibre reinforcing mesh. The top coat is then applied.
Render or Pebble Dash
In the case of render or pebble dash, this must be removed prior to proceeding with applying a fresh coat. The base surface is washed down before a scratch base coat and fibre reinforcing mesh is applied followed by a quality top layer.
Fixing Corner and Bellcast Beads
These are normally fixed to doors, windows and corners during or after the scratch coat is applied. The idea here is to leave behind clean edges which the top layer can then be applied on top of.
If you’re after a finish that is both long-lasting and stunning to behold then a scratch finish is highly recommended. A rough uniform finish is achieved by taking a nail float and moving it in a tight circular motion. This is usually done after 2-36 hours and is guaranteed to provide stunning results that you’re sure to be amazed by. If you’d like to know more about this method, speak to a member of our team.