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andrewf75andrewf75 Forumite
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Planning to paint the side of my garage to make it look a bit better. The pebble dashing is this type - spar finish I believe
http://www.whitesconservatories.co.uk/acatalog/Compton_Spar_Flat_Garages.html

I know it won't be easy to paint, but I on;ly need to do one side and if it takes ages so be it

Thinking of using this paint
http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Smooth-Masonry-Paint-Sandstone-5L/p/214127

Is it possible to use a long pile roller? or what sort of brush?

Thanks!

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  • stef73stef73 Forumite
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    The front of my house is painted pebbledash it's was already painted when we moved in , I have painted it 3 times I use sandtex and a brush a fence painting brush . What ever the coverage suggested on the front of the paint tub ignore it , it will take more and you sort of stab the paint on rather than brush .
  • andrewf75andrewf75 Forumite
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    Thanks. Yes I can imagine it will need to be sort of stabbed on to get it between the stones.
  • TheCyclingProgrammerTheCyclingProgrammer Forumite
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    Could you borrow/hire a sprayer?
  • andrewf75andrewf75 Forumite
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    Could you borrow/hire a sprayer?

    seems overkill its only one garage wall, I don't really mind if it takes a while. Happy to do a bit at a time if need be.
  • TheCyclingProgrammerTheCyclingProgrammer Forumite
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    andrewf75 wrote: »
    seems overkill its only one garage wall, I don't really mind if it takes a while. Happy to do a bit at a time if need be.

    My recent experience in painting the brick and block walls inside my garage is that a roller is largely ineffective for the first coat if the substrate is really porous. I gave up and used a rough masonry brush to slap the first coat on (slightly watered down).

    This partially seals the surface so after that I was able to roll on the additional coats with relative ease. I needed three for brick/blocks, you might find 2 is enough for pebble dash.
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