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How to Breathe New Life Into Tired Stonework

How to Breathe New Life Into Tired Stonework

How to Breathe New Life Into Tired Stonework

Stonework can last for centuries with the right care, but over time it can start to look a bit tired. If you're not sure how to breathe new life into your stonework, don't worry – we're here to help! In this blog post, we will discuss some simple tips that will help you restore your stonework and make it look like new again:

For one thing, the specialised masonry paints available from Paintmaster, can do wonders when it comes to sprucing up the appearance of masonry surfaces.

These paints are formulated to protect against the damaging effects of weathering, while also providing a long-lasting and durable finish that will enhance the appearance of any property.

However, before we discuss this in more detail, it's important to prepare your stonework for re-painting:

Time for a Good Clean!

Before repainting, you need to ensure that the surface you will be working on is clean. You may decide to use a heavy brush to clear away any dirt and debris. A pressure washer is also a useful tool for thoroughly cleansing masonry floors or walls.

Just make sure to leave ample time for the surface to dry before you begin painting.

Repair Any Damage

Before you start painting, it's important to repair any damage on the masonry surface. This will ensure that the paint adheres properly and doesn't chip or peel off in the future.

Cover Up Fixtures in the Vicinity

If there any fixtures such as drainpipes, soffits or windows around your working area, these should be covered before you begin priming or painting. This will protect them from paint splatters and drips. Plus, it'll make the cleanup process a lot easier.

Seal and Prime the Surface

To get started, you'll need to seal and prime the surface. This will help the paint to adhere better and also make it easier to clean later on. You can use any type of sealer or primer that is designed for stone surfaces. Once the sealer or primer has been applied, let it dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Get Painting

With all that done, you're ready to begin the painting process. Using your chosen masonry paint, apply two even coats to the intended surface area. The correct process for painting masonry surfaces is explained in more detail in our article, 'How to Professionally Apply Exterior Masonry Paint'.

Thanks for Reading 

Many thanks for reading our latest article! Remember, if you have any questions about masonry paint, or any of the products in our range, we are here for you. Get in touch with our experts on 01663 733633 - or send an email to sales@paintmaster.co.uk. 

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