Paint or render to cover blockwork?

Postby PhillipC » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:34 pm

I want to improve the look of some blockwork walls that have been used to extend an old stone garage at the house I have just bought. Any thoughts on what the best approach to this would be appreciated. Slapping on some stone-coloured exterior paint seems the simplest, but will leave the obvious shapes/joints of the blockwork showing. Is rendering, then painting, better in the long run?
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Postby rosebery » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:28 pm

It's all down to personal choice. If it were me I'd render (blockwork ONLY) then paint.

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Postby PhillipC » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:39 pm

Thanks Rosebery. It usually is the case that the best solutions are the most work ... so I'd better just make time to do it and order some materials.
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