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How to smooth exterior stone window sills and lintels

I have a 1900's terraced house with exterior stone window sills and lintels. I have scraped/sanded and repainted, but the new paint has not covered the roughness of where the original paint came away when scraped, so now it just looks rough and patchy. I suspect that using a filler would solve the problem but didn't want to go ahead in case I make even more work for myself that won't solve the problem! Can you suggest any products or repair processes that will give me a nice, smooth, uniform finish? Thanks!

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Try using unsanded grout. you may want to use a bonding agent to make sure it sticks. home depot or lowes. If you want a rougher finish use sanded grout. You should scrape surface down to bare stone. Some times a heat gun will loosen the paint. Use a mask as the paint may contain lead.


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