before using armstead trade smooth masonry
Allow new surfaces to dry out completely.
Remove all loose or defective paint or powdery residues by thorough brushing and scraping, using a stiff "bre brush. Treat any areas affected by mould, lichens, algae and moss with a Fungicidal Wash.
Make good minor defects. Use a sand and cement mix for larger holes and cracks. Allow to dry. Surfaces that remain powdery, friable or chalky after thorough preparation should be sealed with a Trade Stabilising Primer. Note: Do not seal sound new or bare surfaces with stabilising primer.
Do not apply Armstead Trade Smooth Masonry Paint during wet or frosty weather.
Common #etton bricks should not be painted (see BRE Information Paper Number IP22/79, Painting of Common Fletton Brickwork).
Note: Special precautions should be taken during surface preparation of pre-1960s paint surfaces over wood and metal as they may contain harmful lead.