I am looking to buy a fibro ex commision house, and the outside definatly needs some work.
Wondering if anybody has used the product granosite or anything similar, its basically a paint that looks like render made by watyl. If it looks good, we would only need to remove the covering/joinging strips somehow cover that up, paint the whole thing and then somehow fill in the gaps under the house between the grould and where the fibro starts. (any ideas for that would be greatly appreciated also.
If anybody has any other ideas for the best way to revitalise the fibro I would be definatly interested.crashyParticipant@crashyJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 736
used a different brand
very happy with the result.HandymanMember@handymanJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 46
Wattyl granosite is pretty good product there is a few brands with generally the same type of product out there. With the cover mouldings you need to have them removed and fill the gap with external filling compound, or you could use cement. Then when you paint over it with the granosite it will look like render.
Handyman, thanks for your advice.
Any idea on waht to do with the area under the house, there is a decent sized gap where you can crawl under the house, not sure if it will look any good once rendered if the gap is still there.Kiwi-FullaMember@kiwi-fullaJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 371
you could try whacking some timber around the bottom skirt of the building (I am assuming it is on piles being a fibro)….. make a door for under house access … and paint it a half tone darker than the rendering work…. I am asuming you are using an earthy colour something like Stone Henge… or stonington Beige…….
Should look pretty good.HandymanMember@handymanJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 46
With regards to the area under the house, i am assuming that you would like to cover it up. If that is your intention you can cover it with sheets of fibro, make a frame so that you can screw your fibro to it, then you can paint it with the rest of the house, but you will need to make an access hatch and also you need to put some vents in if you cover it all up, as it is very imortant to maintain ventilation.