Preparing for new paint work

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Preparing for new paint work

Time will affect everything and your structures are no exception to this rule. Weather is the main factor attributed to wear and tear and, in our country particularly, it can be somewhat unpredictable. Surfaces made of bricks or concrete can be victims of the wearing to be sure, but that doesn’t mean that the damage can’t be repaired. Having a wealth of experience in brick and masonry repairs, our company can both rectify the issues and maintain the proper style of the structure.

In order to retain the style of your structure, the masonry and bricks often need painting. Every masonry surface has to be extensively prepared beforehand. The work one does after all is only as great as the preparation that goes into it prior to starting. Properly prepared surfaces will look better and the level of protection will be superior too.

The first step is to ensure the masonry is clean. It is wise to begin initially with a stiff brush before employing a soft wire one for the most stubborn areas. After the surfaces have been cleansed, next we will have to check the joints for any holes. Paint isn’t a filler and if there’s any pointing left out, or lumps missing from the blocks or bricks, all that there will be to admire is huge black voids.

When it comes to filling in the joints, one of the finest methods would be to use sand and cement mixed at a 3 to 1 ratio. This mixture can be utilised to fill in holes present in blocks, bricks and stone as well. Another tip is that if your masonry has had the displeasure of accommodating mould in the past, a fungicide wash is best used first before anything else is done.

At Churchill Concrete Technology, our brick and masonry repairs are first-class in terms of quality. Prior to conducting the work, we plan our strategies thoroughly, making certain that we make no mistakes along the way. If there’s anything you’d like to know about us or our services, we’d love to hear from you.