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Avoid Cowboy Builders

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Arranging for work to be completed on your house can be a stressful experience. Because the cost of work is typically so high, you need to be 100% confident with the builders’ ability to carry out the work to your exact specifications. And, based on research conducted by the Federation of Master Builders, fewer and fewer homeowners feel this way; because of the anxiety over hiring a competent builder, the UK is missing out on £10 billion worth of investment in home improvements.

You should treat hiring wall coating specialists with the same diligence and thoroughness you would hiring any other employee. To help you separate workers of repute and quality from those you are unlikely to receive a high standard of work from, we have put together a list of red flags to look for. In addition, we have also assembled a list of signifiers of an experienced, reputable and high-quality company that is genuinely committed to providing an excellent service to its customers.

Look for in-demand builders

As much as it can be inconvenient (and as much as it sounds counterintuitive), if a worker agrees to work on something almost immediately (as convenient and time-efficient as it may be) chances are that they aren’t of the quality you need. Generally speaking, an in-demand worker is a quality worker and struggling to secure a date for them to work on your house is no bad thing.

London wall coating reviews and recommendations

In the same way that interviewing a prospective job candidate, you would ask for a CV detailing their skills, accreditation and job history, you can ask the same thing of your prospective contractor. Are they accredited by their relevant authorities? Do they have a history of happy customers? Asking family, friends, and co-workers for recommendations is a good place to start; word-of-mouth endorsements are just as valuable as online reviews. After asking acquaintances, your next step should be to check for online reviews. The more websites you can find verifying a company’s quality, the better.

We have a stellar record on Trust a Trader, and you’ll find an extensive list of our past work on the case studies page of our website. Each and every project was a great success and it demonstrates our ability to tailor our services to match the style of properties in different areas. At risk of standing out like a sore thumb, for many customers, being able to retain a likeness to their neighbours’ houses is important for the street’s appearance as a whole.

Exterior wall coatings cost

Cost is a reliable indicator of quality. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. By getting quotes from a variety of companies (at least three), you’ll be able to reliably gauge what a fair price should be. Give us a call to arrange a free, no obligation quote.

Keep these three topics in mind when arranging for work to be completed on your house. For all your weatherproof coatings and render repair needs, get in touch with All Weather Coating for a consistently high-quality service.

Most common exterior paint problems

Wall Coating for a Hampton Property with exterior paint problems

Exterior paints have to be made of hardier stuff than their interior relatives. They have to be able to endure everything the weather can throw at them – whether that’s freezing cold or blisteringly hot temperatures, adverse weather conditions or even the more mundane, everyday occurrences of buffeting wind and rain. Because of these combative conditions, there are a lot of things that can cause exterior wall paint to deteriorate and a whole range of technical terms to describe them. To walk you through a few of these issues, the reasons why they appear, and how to ensure they never reappear, we have produced this post that sheds some light on two of the most common exterior paint problems.

Alligatoring

Alligatoring sounds a lot more exciting than the effect it actually describes, but it is nonetheless an apt comparison. It’s named after the reptile skin-like impression due to the effect it leaves on your home’s exterior. It causes the exterior to crack haphazardly into deep grooves, in much the same pattern as you’d expect to see on an alligator’s back.

Usually, alligatoring is the result of two incompatible paints being applied over one another; a glossy or hard oil enamel directly over a latex-based paint for example. It can also occur when the second layer of paint is applied before the first one has had enough time to fully dry. Oil paints, in particular, are especially vulnerable to alligatoring. Over time, they gradually lose their elasticity, making them susceptible to fluctuations in temperature.

Efflorescence

Efflorescence is the chemical term for white, powdery salt deposits that materialise on a painted surface. When water gets into a surface, salts from the brick or concrete dissolve. When the water later evaporates, these salts reappear on the outside of the surface as crystalline deposits. The solution to this problem is simple: keep water out of your home’s walls.

The solution?

Alligatoring and efflorescence might seem like quite disparate issues, but their genesis can be ascribed to the same root problem: a lack of due diligence on the part of the person doing the painting. Either they didn’t use the right kind of paint or their method of application was incorrect.

Rather than shouldering this responsibility yourself, or hiring someone without a track record of success, you should instead turn to an experienced and reputable exterior wall coatings company to complete the job. With a skilled team adept at handling a range of exterior wall painting projects efficiently, All Weather Coating is just that. Get in touch today to organise a site visit.

An Alternative to On-going Maintenance

London Wall Coating Service in Loughton

 

Maintaining a flawless home exterior can be an extremely trying task. The weather ensures that demands on the homeowner are always precipitously high. Regular upkeep will remedy damage for a time, but it won’t stop it from returning. Without a more comprehensive solution, the spectre of damage will continue to haunt your home. All Weather Coating’s weatherproof coatings, backed by a 25-year guarantee, have been able to provide homeowners throughout London and its surrounding areas with a prolonged period of respite.  To walk you through the alternative to on-going maintenance, we have put together this post.

The problems

Every conceivable kind of weather can harm your home’s exterior. It doesn’t matter whether it’s sun, snow, sleet, ice, wind or rain; they’re all capable of inflicting damage. The UK experiences the full gamut of the elements, making it no surprise that UK homeowners suffer from an equally broad range of problems. There are, however, a few issues that stand out as being more commonplace than others: cracked render, penetrating damp, and of course, general wear and tear (which covers all fractures, scrapes, and scratches). Repairing cracked render, resolving a damp problem and rejuvenating a tired surface are well within All Weather Coating’s capabilities.

The process

All Weather Coating is uncompromising in its attention to detail. The meticulousness of their approach is encapsulated in the very first step of their application process – the survey stage. After liaising with a member of their team to arrange a site visit, a group will be dispatched to scrutinize your home’s exterior for flaws and vulnerabilities. With every scrape and scratch documented, their team of experts, further down the line, are able to carry out their repairs without running the risk of overlooking even a single blemish.

In its entirety, the All Weather Coating process is too large detail in this blog post, but to summarise; it involves a repair stage, a cleaning stage and a waterproofing stage followed by the application of the weatherproof coatings themselves. You can read about the whole process here.

The results

The difference in a property before and after a visit from All Weather Coating is startling. The transformative impact of the wall coating process is catalogued here. As well as curing any existing issues, the All Weather Coating process improves the exterior of your home’s durability. Going forward, it will be able to weather the elements and emerge unscathed, resigning the days of constantly working to keep your home’s exterior intact to history. The 25-year guarantee that accompanies the application of their exterior wall coatings is evidence of the strength of the company’s belief in the quality of their service and the materials they use.

Questions?

To organise a site visit, contact us by email or phone. Similarly, if you have any unresolved questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of All Weather Coating’s team will be more than happy to field any queries or concerns. Hopefully, we’ll be hearing from you shortly!

What makes All Weather Coating Different?

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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.

The All Weather Coating application process

At All Weather Coating, we try to be as transparent as possible about the work that we do. Where possible, we like to give prospective customers a clear picture of our process. One of the ways that we can accomplish this is through our blog. That is why we have decided to lay out our application process in its entirety – from start to finish. Armed with this information, prospective customers have a better understanding of how our wall coating service unfolds and what to expect when the time comes to treat their own home. Without further delay then, here is how we apply textured exterior wall coatings to a home.

Calling us or sending us an email is enough to get the ball rolling, and before long, we will send a team out to your residence to conduct a full survey. Our team will slowly make their way around the affected area, taking care to note any faults or flaws. After consulting with you to get your thoughts on what kind of change you’d like to see in your property, we create a plan of the work that is to be completed.

As with any project, preparation is key – and we certainly don’t neglect its importance at All Weather Coating. We go to great lengths to ensure that unaffected parts of the home aren’t inadvertently damaged or covered in paint. Paths and gardens are protected by dustsheets; doors, windows, gutters and walls with paper and tape.

Once we are satisfied that the rest of your home is sufficiently out of harm’s way, we can start repairing cracks in external rendered walls. Using the original survey as a guide, our team will locate all noted faults. Small cracks are then filled in with adhesive epoxy resin while bigger cracks are patched up using a combination of bonding primers and sand and cement mixture. Previously rendered sections of the wall are treated in the same way to ensure a uniform finish – with bonding primers, sand and cement mixture. If it is a pebbledash wall we are dealing with, we spray grit into the treated surface to maintain consistency throughout. Damaged pointing is raked out and replaced.

The repair work having been completed, it is then time to clean the treated surface. Over time, grime, moss and algae accumulates on exterior walls. To rid your home of this unwelcome build-up, we use a wire brush. In the same way, flaking paint is removed.

After exterior wall repair and the cleaning process have concluded, our exterior house painters can then begin waterproofing your home using external wall coatings in a colour and texture of your choice. Outfitted with specialist equipment that allows the ratio of coating to air to be controlled, our experienced team will apply weatherproof coatings to your home’s exterior with great precision, resulting in a flawless finish. Once the masking has been removed, the process is complete.

To speak to one of our team about our wall coating service, you can contact us by phone, email or through this contact form.

Improving the sustainability of your home

Sustainability can be broken down into two neat, manageable definitions. The first, which expresses ‘sustainability’ in general terms, describes it as the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. The second, which references the use of ‘sustainability’ in terms of the environment, speaks of ‘sustainability’ as the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance. At All Weather Coating, our services are designed to make your home more sustainable in both senses of the word.

Sustainability is something we should strive for at all times. Whether that means making the most basic, rudimentary change or more grandiose all-encompassing macro alterations, any and all attempts to make the way we live our lives more sustainable should be applauded.

Our most heavily ingrained and antiquated institutions are often the most in need of a dramatic overhaul. The same can be said for the most fundamental unit of human society – the home. As massive consumers of energy and water, our homes are one of the biggest obstacles we have to overcome to achieve a more sustainable future. At All Weather Coating, we are determined to help you improve the sustainability of your own home. Our range of services will help restore your property and improve its sustainability going forward.

Restoring your home’s exterior

Simultaneously a restorative and preventative measure, the application of weatherproof coatings is an important step for many homeowners. In terms of restoring a property, a combination of our render repair service and our exterior wall coating service will comprehensively cover any flaws that may have developed over time. Aesthetically, your home’s exterior will look as good as new. Physically too, your home’s exterior will be vastly improved.

Improving the durability of your home’s exterior

Not only will weatherproof coatings address any vulnerabilities that appear in your home’s exterior – aesthetic or otherwise – they will also imbue your walls with the wherewithal to withstand the weather.

Thanks to their composition of a combination of weather and water resistant components, weatherproof coatings are scientifically designed to endure the effects of the weather. At All Weather Coating, we have the specialist equipment and staff to apply wall coatings flawlessly – ensuring your home receives complete coverage.

We are so confident in both our products and our method of application that we are more than happy to guarantee our wall coatings for 25 years – how is that for sustainability?

Improving the sustainability of your home

We have already established that our wall coatings will improve the appearance of your home, as well as its durability in the face of tumultuous weather. But how does this affect the sustainability of your home in the environmental sense of the word? Well, because our wall coatings are over twenty times thicker than conventional paint, they are also a vastly superior insulator, which means they improve your home’s ability to retain heat.

With a better-insulated home, less money and energy has to be committed to maintaining a high temperature inside. By cutting the amount of energy your home consumes, your home is less of a contributor to global warming, helping to create a more sustainable future for all – as well as more financially stable one for yourselves.

To book a site visit today, you can call or email us – or even use this contact form.

Why you should use resin based wall coatings

Resin-Based Wall Coating London

Walk past almost any property, and you will see the early warning signs of deteriorating exterior walls – blemishes, fractures, and cracks. Over time, these initially innocuous looking crevices can very easily grow into serious structural defects – the kind that will allow your home to be overrun by damp.

Instead of dismissing these inconspicuous flaws as nothing to worry about, they should on the contrary, be a priority of yours to fix. Although this issue is something that needs addressing quickly, it does not mean that a stopgap solution is a satisfactory one. Our resin-based coating service will resolve your exterior wall problem in a matter of days and will keep the reappearance of damage at bay for a minimum of 25 years – guaranteed!  To walk you through this process, and to explain why it is far more effective than the alternatives, we have put together this explanatory blog post.

Why standard masonry paint doesn’t offer enough protection

Unfortunately, typical exterior wall masonry paint simply isn’t hardy enough to protect your exterior walls from damage from the weather for anywhere near an extended period of time. And, given that a home is the longest-term investment you are likely to ever own, it is important that it is properly maintained over time. Composed of little more than the bare essentials required to give your home a decorative finish, standard masonry paint is ill-equipped to protect your home.

Why are resin based wall coatings better than standard masonry paint?

Generally-speaking, wall coatings are many times thicker than typical masonry paint. Because of this increased fortification, they are better adapted to resist buffeting wind and rain. Similarly, because they are designed for longevity as well as ornamental purposes, they are imbued with a number of chemicals that help to dramatically improve their durability. From the infusion of silicon, which enhances wall coatings’ water resistant properties to pliolite technology that speeds up wall coatings’ adhesion to the surface it is binding to. A strong level of adhesion is particularly useful in the volatile British weather.

What difference does resin make to wall coatings?

The presence of resin differentiates resin-based wall coatings from standard wall coatings – but how does this difference separate the two in practical terms?

Resin helps to glue together all of the component parts of an exterior wall coating – leading to a stronger and more durable product. Given that cement, silicone water repellents and minerals (amongst other materials) all go into a wall coating, it is fair to say that the uniting presence of the resin is extremely important.

If you are considering outfitting your home with resin-based wall coatings, there is no better partner to have on your side than All Weather Coating. Our resin-based coating service has been refined and perfected over our many, many years of operation in London and the Home Counties and we would be delighted to help you update your home.  

You can arrange a site visit at your convenience by contacting us by email, phone or through the contact form on our website.

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.

How to weatherproof your house

Weatherproof Wall Coating London

The weather poses an ever-present threat to our homes. And unfortunately, residence in the UK tethers our homes to experiencing more than its fair share of rainfall. Rainfall doesn’t discriminate – it is equally likely to accelerate the advance of penetrating damp horizontally through your walls as it is to overburden your gutters and drains to muscle its way into your home.

Damp, in whatever guise, can be devastatingly damaging. There are however, a host of ways you can safeguard your home against the weather. Distinguishing an effective defense from an ineffective one can be somewhat tricky – which is where we come in.

With close to 20 years’ experience weatherproofing homes, we are better positioned than most to offer the lessons we have learned and the tips and tricks of the trade we have picked up along the way – and that is exactly what we are going to do in this post. Without further ado, here are a number of ways you can effectively weatherproof your home.

Exterior wall coatings

Our most popular offering is our exterior wall coating service. You may be asking yourself: firstly, ‘what is an exterior wall coating?’ And secondly, ‘what is the difference between regular external paint and external wall coatings?’

An exterior wall coating is designed to bolster your home’s weather and water resistance. Unlike standard masonry paint, the composition of an exterior wall coating includes silicon and resin, which, as well as making it 20 times thicker than conventional paint, also makes it extremely durable.  

Not only is this product more than capable of fortifying your home against the weather, we are also happy to ensure that it is applied properly too. We will dispatch a team to survey your home before the application process begins. For more information on exactly how this works, visit this page.

Clear coatings

What service you require hinges on the state of your home. If it is in particularly bad shape, you are likely to want the traditional exterior wall coating service that simultaneously covers your home in a fresh coat of paint in the colour you desire.

From our extensive palette of available colours, you are sure to find one that you love. If however, you are content with the appearance of your home’s exterior, but are instead concerned about its ability to fend off the weather, you may well be better off with a clear coating. Clear coat paint from All Weather Coating possesses all of the same benefits as the standard offering, just without any of the associated design alterations.

No matter the state of your home and the weather it may have to endure, we are confident that at All Weather Coating we can find a solution.

Regardless of the kind of wall coating you go for, you can rest assured that it will stand the test of time – all of our coatings are guaranteed to last for 25 years. To book a site visit today, call us on 0800 169 2049, email info@allweathercoating.co.uk or visit our contact page.

What is the difference between exterior masonry paint and exterior wall coatings?

Exterior Masonry Paint Services

There are a number of reasons why you might be looking to resurface the exterior of your home. The brickwork could be beginning to wear away, you might have noticed the appearance of damp, your home may not be quite as well insulated as you would like it to be or, more simply, your paintwork could be flaking and peeling away.

Any of these reasons are as valid as the other for seeking an exterior wall covering solution and any could have led you to ponder the question: what is the difference between exterior masonry paint and exterior wall coatings? Well, you’ve come to the right place; we have close to 20 years’ experience fitting weatherproof wall coatings throughout London and the Home Counties and are more than qualified to clarify the differences.

Why is paint unsuitable for exterior walls?

Typical masonry paint is woefully under-equipped to cover the exterior walls of your home. It simply isn’t composed of hardy enough chemicals to mount a serious defence against the weather.

The thinness of normal paint also doesn’t do it any favours. As well as being far too thin to endure the daily wear and tear imposed on it by the elements, regular paint provides insufficient to properly insulate your home. There should be more to exterior wall coverings than mere appearance.

What separates wall coatings from masonry paint?

Unlike typical masonry paint, weatherproof coatings are custom designed with the explicit intention of protecting your home from the elements. By keeping our finger on the pulse of the latest developments in weatherproofing technology, we always strive to ensure our wall coatings are as weather-resistant as current technology will allow.

One example of this ambition being realised is the incorporation of silicone into our wall coatings. Silicone has demonstrated a superb ability to repel water. It also has the rare distinction of also allowing water vapour to pass freely through it, which is useful for two reasons. One:  any water vapour that forms within the home will be able to leave before it has the chance to accumulate and form damp. Two: the sheer volume of dirt adhering to the surface is dramatically reduced, guaranteeing the longevity of the coatings fresh appearance.

What difference does this make?

All Weather Coating’s exterior wall coating service produces a trifecta of results that simply aren’t attainable using typical exterior masonry paint. They are resilient enough to withstand whatever the weather can throw at them while simultaneously allowing water vapour to escape, they will provide an extra layer of insulation to your home and they are long-lasting – not to mention they look great. We are so confident in their performance that all of our wall coatings are guaranteed to last 25 years.

Take the first step towards fittings exterior wall coatings today

Contact us: by phone (0800 169 2049) by email (info@allweathercoating.co.uk) or through our contact form. We will dispatch a team to survey your home and come up with the perfect solution. We look forward to hearing from you!