JAScarb

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    Render repair

    Hi everyone So, BT have been and dug up the road so bits of my house fell off prompting me to look at the ground-level rendering. Take a look What I seem to have is multiple layers of paint over a crumbling (in parts) render. It may not be the original render though, it could be occasional repairs over the years, as the rendering higher up seems OK, mostly. Anyway, the plan is to hack away any loose bits, PVA it to prime it, then mix up a 1:6 cement:sand+plasticiser, and trowel that on, then overpaint with a gloss black exterior paint. Anyone got any better ideas? Cheers J
  2. Hi I'm not trained in anything buildy (I'm a web developer by profession and a hobby drummer). However, I've got a three storey corner (+ cellar) terraced house built in 1860, in Scarborough, so there's always plenty that needs doing. I've built a kitchen (from bits of wood not cabinets), put in a new floor, built cupboards, and the usual painting and decorating. Coming up: a new ceiling for the top floor with better attic insulation and probably boarding that out. Plastering. New bathroom. I'm the kind of guy who things before he leaps, so I need to know what I'm doing before I start. So that's why I'm here. All the best John

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