Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

QI HAVE Had Concrete Window Surrounds, Sills and a [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

QI HAVE Had Concrete Window Surrounds, Sills and a [...]

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QI HAVE had concrete window surrounds, sills and a front wall painted professionally with Sandtex ultra-smooth masonry paint with a 15-year guarantee.

Surfaces were rubbed down and gaps filled with Gyproc before two coats were applied on a warm day.

A month later there were bubbles on the horizontal front wall and window sills. Now the paint has lifted.

Any ideas? Paul Smith, by email ABUBBLES are usually caused by moisture, and flaking usually happens when paint is incompatible with the surface, usually when painting over an old paint that has different properties.

Phone the technical advice line on the tin and ask for a rep to have a look. It will need repainting - probably best applying a stabilising primer over the wall beforehand.

QSIX months ago we had kitchen walls replastered and emulsioned with Farrow and Ball paint after the new plaster was dried and sealed. …

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