1If the surface is very bad then it may be necessary to wash it down first with a detergent solution to remove dirt, grease etc. Remove any flaking patches of paint and remove any mould, lichens, algae and moss using a wire brush.
2Make good minor defects with an appropriate exterior filler.
3Surfaces that remain powdery or chalky after thorough preparation should be sealed with a coat of stabilising primer.
4Lay down dust sheets under the area you will be painting. Protect doors and window with masking tape and dust sheets or newspapers. Top tip: Use a brush and roller when painting pebbledash masonry. Make sure the brush you use is a proper masonry paint brush, which will hold more paint and allow you to get into all the areas
5Using a masonry paint brush cut in with the paint around all the edges e.g. windows, gutters, door frame and plinth. Start at the top and work your way down. You can allow the paint to overlap by around 30mm onto window sill if you plan on painting this after.
6Use a roller to paint the rest of the wall. Your roller should have a long-pile to get into the little pebbledash areas. Start at the bottom and roll upwards. Touch up any spots that the roller can’t get at with a masonry brush.
Top Tip: Work in sections while painting the wall and only move on to the next section when you are satisfied that the section you are working on is properly painted.
7Once the first coat has dried, apply the second coat.
8You can remove all the masking tape once you have finished painting the final coat.