The pebble dash on my house is starting to become loose and flake off in small patches. As pebble dash is a pet hate of mine (horrible grim, dirty pinkish-grey colour) I'd like to remove it but I'm worried if I start I'll get half of it off and find the other half impossible to remove. Downstairs it is applied to the concrete render and upstairs to steel cladding.
How could I strip it all off so I can repaint the house and make it fresher-looking? It's much thinner than I imagined, little thicker than a layer of paint.
Thanks welsh brickie - is there any way I can tell whether it is tyrolean plaster? Normally I would try scraping away an inconspicuous bit as a test, but there isn't really an exterior wall that is hidden away where it won't notice.
try "google" for tyrolean finishes,If you want to remove it all and re apply a new finish then no problem. But if you try to patch it,its extremly difficult. Its very messy and all windows/doors need to be masked before applying it.
Hmm, doesn't look that much like the image results I got from Google. Here is a photo of it (not close-up, as it wasn't taken for the purpose). You can see how it has been applied to the concrete render, steel window surrounds and steel cladding upstairs.
This is the south-facing back of the house where it is still in good condition. On the north facing front a bits have flaked off and more are about to, they have "blistered" away from the render but are still attached for now.
I'd really like to strip it all off so I can repaint on the original smooth surface.