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What makes All Weather Coating Different?

All Weather Coating

Searching for the most effective method to paint your home’s exterior can be a trying task. There is a wealth of information about the topic available online but how can you possibly whittle such an extensive list of options down to one? In this post, we’re going to cover the differences between DIY and professional approaches to painting the outside of a home, as well as the things that separate our own services from those of our competitors.

Why enlist the services of a company instead of taking a DIY approach?

If you’ve successfully painted your bathroom or kitchen before, don’t expect painting the entire exterior of your home to be a similarly straightforward experience. It isn’t as simple as picking up a can of waterproof paint, setting up a ladder and putting the time in. You need the right materials and a comprehensive understanding of the task ahead. Without these essentials, you are setting yourself up to fail.

The sole redeeming quality of taking the amateur approach is financial in nature. Materials aside, you don’t have to fork over any of your hard-earned cash to another party. And while this might seem like a financially astute move for the moment, long-term, it is far from sensible. An inexperienced, ill-informed and ill-equipped painter can only hope to accomplish little more than adequacy, leaving your home vulnerable to costly complications further down the line.

Why All Weather Coating?

All Weather Coating’s experience, know-how and quality have helped distinguish itself from its competitors. An independent, family-run business that has been serving customers in London and the Home Counties for almost two decades, All Weather Coating is a well-established wall coatings service.

Over the course of their time breathing new life into UK properties, All Weather Coating accrued a knowledgeable and experienced staff, all expertly trained in the use of advanced application equipment. Thanks to this, All Weather Coating is extremely well placed to paint your home’s exterior flawlessly.

Another reason All Weather Coating’s services have proved so popular is the guarantees that accompany any work they do complete. Their wall coating service is backed by a 25-year guarantee. Confidence in the durability of the external wall paint they use, the equipment they use to apply it, as well as the staff that carries out the work has made All Weather Coating a highly respected company.

What to do if you spot a crack in your home’s exterior

Cracked-Render-Repair

The most unwelcome of house guests, cracked render is only ever greeted with a grimace. As with any other failing fixture in your home, it doesn’t take all that much for a great deal of anxiety about the sure-to-be costly solution to the problem to creep in. It doesn’t help that a crack in your home’s exterior seems like as major a problem as you are likely to encounter; it is literally a hole in your home’s defenses.  

Panicking, ill-advised on the matter and desperate for a short-term fix, it is far too easy to fall into the trap of paying an exorbitant sum for an ultimately unhelpful stopgap solution. At All Weather Coating, our twenty years’ experience repairing external rendered walls have allowed us to perfect a definitive response that will not only repair the affected area, but keep it from returning for a minimum of 25 years. To guide you through this process, from the initial shock of spotting cracked render, right through to the paint drying on your new, glossy, reinforced exterior, we have put together this guide to repairing cracked render walls.

Once you have successfully identified a crack in your home’s exterior render, there isn’t much time to spare. Left unattended, an insignificant looking tear in your exterior wall can quite quickly escalate into a more serious structural flaw. Even a tiny crack can allow water to seep into your home, which can cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to your home – damp can be absolutely devastating. And once water has been granted access, you can’t exactly ask it to politely leave, the damage is already done. All of these issues stem from the cracked render, which hopefully demonstrates the importance of acting as quickly as possible.

You can contact us by phone, email or through the contact form on our website, whichever you prefer. From there, we can organise a date for our team to visit your home, hear your concerns and fully assess the affected area. Mapping the presence of any flaws in your home’s exterior allows us to formulate a detailed plan of the work to be done. Upon your approval, work can begin.

Prior to work on the affected area commencing in full, the rest of your home has to be covered. With windows, doors and all other at-risk areas suitably outfitted in protective paper and tape, the team can then start repairing cracks in external rendered walls. A combination of special bonding primers, sand and cement account for larger cracks while epoxy resin is used to fill smaller ones.

Exterior wall rendering repair work having been completed, the area is then thoroughly cleaned. Grime, moss, algae and flaking paint are removed using a wire brush, leaving a paint-ready surface behind. With a pump that allows its wielder to meticulously control the ratio of air to the weatherproof coating applied to a surface, a member of our team will coat your home’s exterior in wall coatings of your preferred texture and colour.

The experience of our staff, the sophistication of our equipment and the quality of our wall coatings all combine to distinguish our own service from that of our competitors. If you are in need of house rendering in London, All Weather Coating is the only choice.

Types of exterior wall paints compared

Finished exterior wall paints

There are a number of reasons for repainting your home’s exterior. If you are thinking purely aesthetically, perhaps your current exterior is looking worn to the point of necessitating a refresh. Alternatively, it could simply be that you have decided on a change of colour. Curative reasons are far more time sensitive.

Cracked render in itself, is a massive vulnerability. Left unaddressed, it can catalyse the infiltration of damp into your home, potentially causing thousands of pounds of damage in the process. Irrespective of the reason for doing so, you want to be sure that you end up with the best possible result – a great-looking and extremely durable exterior paint finish. To that end, we are here to help.

In this post, we have assessed the merits of different types of exterior wall paints.

Masonry waterproofing paint

Typically, standard exterior paint isn’t up to scratch. Characterised by an underwhelming finish, and more importantly, poor durability, standard water-resistant paint simply will not be able to protect your home long-term.

Unlike our own wall coatings, typical waterproofing paint won’t adequately coat your home. Most water-resistant paints only provide surface-level protection; they sit on top of brickwork instead of really meshing and integrating with the surface.

Weatherproof paint

In contrast to the kind of ‘weatherproof’ paint you can expect to pick up from your local retailer, weatherproof paint from All Weather Coating actually contains all of the components it needs to make it completely resistant to anything the weather can throw at it. Wall coatings owe their impressive ability to repel water to the silicone that is the bedrock/foundation of their chemical makeup.

Silicone is hydrophobic, making it adept at repelling water. Thanks to how lightweight it is, it can easily be fused to a substance to endow it with high water resistance – and this is the case with the best waterproof paint – our own.

Application process

The weakness of home exteriors can stem as much from the method of application as the product itself. External house painting by hand makes it incredibly difficult to comprehensively cover a surface in a uniform fashion. Certain segments will be covered in too much paint, others in too little.

The only certainty is that the final product will be spotty and underwhelming. At All Weather Coating, however, our application process is tried and tested. Over our 15 years of operation, our application process has been tweaked and refined – to the point where it gives a flawless finish time after time. Operated by one of our trained professionals, we use a highly sophisticated pump that carefully regulates the volume of air to paint with extreme accuracy. Applied correctly, a wall coating is given the best opportunity possible to properly protect your home’s exterior.

Colour

Even the most durable house paint from the best exterior paint brand, may not be available in a broad enough range of colours to make them a viable choice for your own home. At All Weather Coating, we have external wall coverings in a diverse array of tones and textures, giving you the freedom to select a coating that matches your home perfectly.

To make a start on painting your home’s exterior, you can get in touch with us by phone, email or through this contact form.

How to get rid of damp: Damp house solutions

Penetrating Damp Treatment London

In 2013, Aviva, the UK’s biggest home insurer compiled a list of the most common claims made against home insurance policies. Topping the list was ‘escaping water’. Another insurance provider in 2013, Confused, also listed ‘escape of water’ within its top five most common claims.

For homeowners throughout the UK then, damp is an extremely prevalent issue. Unfortunately, it is also one of those issues that doesn’t seem to be visible until it is too late. Uncovering the source of the issue can be extremely tricky and you can paper over one gap only to find another has developed elsewhere.

To walk you through some of the ways damp is able to infiltrate your home as well as the best ways to ensure it never returns, we have put together this overview of why and how we carry out damp proofing. We are accomplished damp specialists in London and we are intent on helping all of our prospective customers rid their homes of damp problems indefinitely.

Dealing with damp: Condensation

Washing, cooking, cleaning and drying clothes are all everyday tasks that contribute to the levels of moisture within the home. When the same home is poorly ventilated, this excess moisture has no escape route, which forces it, eventually, to condense and linger on windows and walls.

If you can confirm that the damp walls within your home are merely the result of condensation, you only need to better ventilate your home to alleviate the issue. Opening windows at more regular intervals, avoiding drying clothes indoors and investing in an extractor fan or a dehumidifier will rid your home of damp.

Dealing with damp: Penetrating damp and rising damp

On the other hand, if damp is present in your house because of penetrating or rising damp, you have an altogether different animal on your hands. Rising damp is different from penetrating damp in that it travels upwards through a floor or wall while penetrating damp infiltrates horizontally. In terms of treating the two however, they can more or less be dealt with as a collective.

How to get rid of damp

The ill-effects of damp can be counteracted with our penetrating damp treatment. By applying exterior wall coatings, you can reinforce your home’s exterior walls and diminish damp ability to enter your home. Installed with water-resistant silicone, our external wall coatings are designed to resist all forms of weather, ensuring that damp will be unable to invade your home.

Get in touch today for damp house solutions

We have been damp proofing in London for close to 20 years. Our damp proof treatment for walls has been extremely successful in the past and continues to be so today. To eliminate your damp problem, and ensure its absence for a further 25 years, get in touch today to organise a site visit. You can contact us by telephone, email, or through the contact form on our website.

How to identify and repair cracked external render

How to repair cracked external render

‘Exterior rendering’. You may never have actually heard the term before, but if you want your home to have any chance whatsoever of standing up to the weather for years to come, you are going to want to get it acquainted with it – and fast.

Fortunately for you, we have put together this post that aims to outline everything you need to know. In this crash course on rendering you will learn how to identify whether your home’s render requires replacing as well as how and why getting the rendering process right is so important.

What is render?

Fundamentally, render is a mixture of cement. External render is the outermost layer of your home and – as the outermost layer of your home – it is tasked with braving rain, wind, sleet, snow and sun and emerging unscathed.

How do I know if my home needs rendering?

Identifying whether your home exterior needs a refresh can be relatively straightforward – it all depends on the current state of your home’s exterior. Cracks and crevices are of course an obvious signifier of a problem.

On the other end of the scale, less visible but just as serious, is an inadequate product coating your home. Unfortunately, most masonry paints aren’t designed in the same way as weatherproof coatings are, meaning that they are unable to mount a serious and sustained defence against the attacks of the weather.

So, unless your exterior surface is flawless or you have recently invested in a quality weatherproof coating for your home, it is well worth considering the merits of exterior wall rendering.

Why choose All Weather Coating to carry out the rendering process?

From the start of the external rendering process to the end, we take repairing cracks in external rendered walls very seriously. Before the actual work begins, a survey is conducted to uncover and document every flaw.

From there, using the original survey, every flaw is corrected with meticulous care and precision. As an independently owned, family-run firm established close to twenty years ago, render crack repair has been an important part of offering for some time now. We have an abundance of experience repairing cracked render and you can bet that our expertise and know-how results in a superb piece of work being completed on your home.

Not only are the people applying the product of the highest quality, so too is the product itself. Our weatherproof coatings are developed specifically to resist anything the weather can throw at it. The infusion of silicone gives them an extraordinary resistance to water.

We are so confident in our product’s ability that a 25-year guarantee accompanies our work. In addition, if you weren’t already aware, we are also adept at restoring pebbledash rendering as well as rendering external walls.

How much to render a house?

At All Weather Coating, we assess each scenario on a case-by-case basis. This is so we can properly meet each and every concern of our customers while adapting our service to match the specifications of each individual task.

For a more accurate and detailed valuation, book a site visit with us by getting in touch via email, telephone or through this contact form.

Exterior wall coatings: what to look for

London Exterior Wall Coatings

Deciding to repaint your home’s exterior is the easy part. Deciding what kind of materials to use to repaint your home is far trickier.

Given the amount of time and money involved, you are going to want to be certain that you are equipped with the best materials possible with which to complete the job. The sheer volume of information online can be overwhelming and sifting through it all to find a kernel of truth is time-consuming.

To shorten this process and to help you make the right decision about your home’s exterior, we have put together this post that illuminates exactly the kind of things you should be looking for in an exterior wall coating product.  

Appearance

Covering the entirety of your home’s exterior in a product that isn’t aesthetically pleasing is the worst thing you could do. Practical features like durability are of course important but they are redundant if the appearance of the wall coatings isn’t up to scratch. Available in a broad range of colours, our wall coatings are designed to fit every exterior and you are sure to find one that is perfect for your home. Regardless of the tone you pick, you can be certain that you will be delighted with the end result.

Weather resistance

Weather resistance is one of the most important qualities to look for in an exterior wall coating. Being able to fend off everything the weather has to throw at your home is integral to maintaining your home long-term. Given the temperamental nature of the British weather, your exterior wall coatings should possess the ability to properly protect your home in a variety of different conditions. Our weatherproof coatings for example, are imbued with silicone, which acts as a water repellent – making your home’s exterior impervious to rain.

Breathability

Breathability is both an underrated and overlooked quality in wall coatings. While it seemingly goes against conventional thinking to make a product that is meant to keep the elements out breathable, it is actually essential. An impassable covering will prevent water vapour that accumulates within your home from escaping – leading to damp problems. A breathable wall coating then, not only keeps water out of your home, it prevents water from causing issues within the home too.

Quick-drying

The application process needs to be conducted in precisely the right conditions if your new home exterior is to stand the test of time. The obvious culprits – rain, wind and snow are all capable of derailing the application process but subtle changes in temperature can be equally culpable. If the temperature is too low, too much moisture will be retained. Conversely, if the temperature is too high, the wall coating will dry too quickly – increasing the likelihood of cracks developing at a later stage. With a quick-drying product, the risks of weather impeding its progress are dramatically reduced.

You also need an experienced and knowledgeable team carrying out the application process

Equally as important as the exterior wall coating product itself, are the people applying it. At All Weather Coating, we have an abundance of experience applying wall coatings to buildings throughout London and the Home Counties.

Over the years, we have perfected our application process and in just a matter of days, you can rejuvenate your home’s appearance and keep it protected for decades. You can take the first steps to achieving this by booking a site visit with us today – you can get in touch by phone, email or through this contact form.

Weather Proof Paint- Save A Lot On Annual Repainting Expenses

Weather Proof Paint

Weather Proof Paint- Save A Lot On Annual Repainting Expenses

Water damage can actually come from a variety of different sources including rain water, surface, underground water as well as from internal sources.

Each year, rain water, ice and snow can expose the exterior of your home to great quantities of water damage in the form of moisture.

From several years, moisture has been historically causing damage to numerous buildings and structures.

Waterproofing roofs or basements of your home may be one way to protect your home and possessions from water damages; however, with weatherproof paint, you can actually extend the life and beauty of your home sweet home.

It is one extremely effective and accomplished way of protecting the charm of your home. There are several types of weather proof paints that exist on the market and with varying degrees of usability, durability as well as price. All Weather Coating is one reliable name that has been offering its quality services since 1999.

Unlike other conventional paints, their wall coating is up to 20 times thicker and is applied by their accomplished specialists.

So, you get an impressive textured finish along with long-lasting results.