I've had the masonry painted at work, but the lower half is pebbledash
and now the rest is clean and uniform, the pebbledash looks particularly
I read that painting pebbledash can make it look even worse,
Any real life opinions on this?
On 30/08/2019 07:55, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Round where I live, a lot of the houses are around 100 years old. The
pebble dashed ones are, anyway. I'm not sure how well they'd stand up to
We're in a brick house now, but our second home had white painted pebble
dash, and it was quite difficult to keep it looking good, as the air in
London is quite dirty. That was before the time of pressure washers.
Our neighbour painted his. He mixed some red paint in with the first
coat, then the second coat was pure white. That made it easy to see
whether he had missed a bit when painting.
Our previous house was rendered in something then finished with something
called ‘Terryline’. Not sure about the spelling.
I’m not sure when the finish was applied, I suspect in the 1960s. We bought
it in 1987/8 and it was still in excellent, sold in 1997 having done no
more than washing it, still looked excellent. I walk by the house from time
to time and it still looks very good, certainly no need for any remedial
Indeed. Probably the most silly thing to do.
Might be better to just brush gently with a soft brush to remove
dust and crud and seal it a clear sealant of some sort, like
IKO waterseal :-
On Thursday, 29 August 2019 22:32:30 UTC+1, GB wrote:
Pebbledash never, ever looks fine. Trouble is, poorly painted and/or maintained painted pebbledash can manage what used to seem impossible, it can look even worse.
Lots of examples round here of every everything from brand new pebbledash to dirty, flaking painted pebbledash.
On Thursday, 29 August 2019 22:28:47 UTC+1, R D S wrote:
Is it actual pebble-dash with pebbles, or 'tyrolean' finish (splatted render)?
I don't think the pebbles in pebbledash hold paint well, but painted tyrolean can look quite good, and lasts reasonably well if the environment isn't too dirty or harsh.
If the tyrolean render is coming off the substrate, get it all off and get a new breathable textured coating instead.
Yes I had to have the render fixed, then the joins sealed and then a special
bonding coat of some disgusting looking stuff, and then the textured. I
think the product was Wall. Its been pretty amazing for over 15 years, I
have to say.
Its not a DIY thing though, but, I feel it was worth the extra.
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On 29/08/2019 22:53, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Looks like pebble dash but multicoloured stone chippings.
As others have suggested it looks like just the right texture to gather
dirt, so i'll either leave it or paint it the colour of the grey dust
that seems to settle on everything, presumably from all the traffic!
As I think about it i'd like to paint it black.
And I thought of a gloss finish? But the price of suitable paint is
putting me off, it's a fair area.
So i'm looking for paint recommendations, reasonable price, smooth
Your choice of course, but IMO painting it glossy black would be about
the worst choice you could make. For a start, black will show grey
dirt almost as well as white. Second, if it's pebble dash (if it's
multicoloured stone chippings, it may be called a spar finish
http://tinyurl.com/y5upgwm3 ), I see no point in using gloss paint. A
matt grey exterior paint would surely be much more appropriate.
No, it's a shop.
Pebbledash on bottom half. If you are interested Google 'Basecurve Ltd',
should show it you.
Currently the brickwork has been repainted a light blue and the big
stonework concrete grey.
(Not my first choices but exterior paint colours are somewhat limited in
the DIY sheds.)
Wondering now what to do with the pebbledash, cos now the rest of the
building looks a bit better, that aspect of it looks worse, IMO.
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