External Villa Painting

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External Villa Painting

Postby Cruc » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:22 pm

It's been five years since we moved into our villa and now it's looking a bit sad as the weather has taken it's toll. We live high up with no protection so we receive the full force of what ever Mother Nature has to offer.

A few lines have appeared all over the and some of the paint has started to peel which we know is the norm. We have had a few quotes that were reasonable but one was over double the cost of the others.

The reason for the cost increase is that the system they would use is a fibreglass coating. The way it was explained to me is that they would not have to grind out and fill all the cracks as they normally do. But the original paint is rubbed down so a key can be made then the fibreglass is applied and left to dry.

Once the fibreglass is dry the colour paint finish is applied and job done. I have been told that I will not need to repaint the villa for at least 15 to 20 years unless I want to change the colour or the paint should fade.

Has anyone on the forum had any dealings with this way of painting their villa as I have not heard of this process before?

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Re: External Villa Painting

Postby ros21m » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:16 am

I have never heard of this, if something sounds too good to be true, it's normally a BIG con. Ask the firm to give you details of their satisfied customers, tell them you want to see examples of their work, especially a house they did 15 years ago, that still looks perfect!!!! I think they will be running for the hills!!!!!!!

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Re: External Villa Painting

Postby Jeffstclair » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:01 am

I'd find out what they use with the glass fibre to bond it to the wall and is there a specialised paint that they use ? glass fibre is mainly used with a polyurethane two part resin , for boats , some cars and some furniture very hard waring and strong..... However I have used a fibre glass mesh embedded in a polymer based plaster on a chimney breast fireplace had a slight cracking problem on my old stone house , and then painted with ordinary emulsion and that worked brilliantly.it still shows no sign of movement 5 years later ..and the alternative fix was to hack off all the render, lime plaster and get it back to the stone , re point , render , plaster and paint.......... So maybe your quote is for something like this,I think you must get them to show you work they have done on other houses before you commit ...

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Re: External Villa Painting

Postby YoMo2 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:52 am

In theory it could work, but as others have said, you'd want to see work they've done previously. There might also be a question over the finished appearance. Might not look like a normal painted wall?


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