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!
Re: how to smooth exterior stone window sills and lintels
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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Remove side sill trim plate. Refer to Door Sill Plate Replacement in Interior Trim.
Remove the lower quarter panel trim. Refer to Rear Quarter Trim Panel Replacement in Interior Trim.
Remove the center pillar upper trim panel. Refer to Center Pillar Upper Trim Panel Replacement in Interior Trim.
Remove the quarter upper trim panel. Refer to Rear Quarter Upper Trim Panel Replacement in Interior Trim.
Remove the center pillar outer applique. Refer to Center Pillar Applique Replacement in Exterior Trim.
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Remove the nine quarter window nuts (1), securing the quarter window assembly (2) to the body opening.
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when the sand which is used for the render is mined, they sometimes go through a seam of iron stone which rusts in the wall. there is a special coating available to fix the problem. Can't remember the name, but the wall will have to be repainted after
You mean clear plastic dry wall? or how about a window? How about removing the wall and putting in glass panel? Glass block? Anything can be done, depends on your imagination. An exterior wall can be totally removed with a lintel replaced in the top, and interior wall can be totally removed with no lintel, depending on trusses, or rafter placement.If you want to leave the studs exposed in the wall, I would clean them up a bit. The problem with that is you can't clean it and the panels are subject to fogging up inside, condensation will get in there, an exterior wall is a bad idea, no insulation. Hope this helps.
ok do not worry...every unit comes with outside supports that allow you to tilt the uinit to the outside a little so the water discharge can leake outside and not inside your house...one support go in eachside under th eunit one side connect to the wall and the other side connect to the bottom of the unit...
the whole is need on the side you are going to let the water out...the unis discharge lots of water and need a way out and the hole is for that make suer it is on the back close to the corner and far away from any moving part.(I usually find a place under the fan that is if they do not have one pre-driled
As any good stone mason knows, painting stone is NOT RECOMMENDED! Stone has a natural beauty and durability that cant really be improved upon. Its my opinion that paint on stone or brick usually looks horrible. Especially when the paint gets old and begins to deteriorate. Stone is a natural material used in building for thousands of years. It is strong, durable, insulating from heat and cold and allows the structure to "breathe" while keeping out moisture and preventing condensation. Painting stone stops its ability to "breathe" and effectively closes its pores, which can cause condensation inside walls, break down the stone's surface molecules and premature erosion.
I would recommend power washing or sand blasting the surface to remove the old paint. Then carefully apply a waterproofer / sealant made for exterior use and stone in particular. This will protect your stone window sills and lentils from harsh elements like acid rain, bird poop and ice while allowing the structure to breathe and look beautiful naturally for decades to come.
I would not recommend sanding as this might change the surface of your stone and leave unsightly scratches and uneven surfaces.
You can look online for solutions by googling "stone waterproofing" and "stone cleaning" before deciding what is best for you. I highly recommend NOT painting exterior stone. Here are a few helpful results I have found.
what i did was buy a 2x6 cut them all into about 18 inches in length screwed one piece onto the window sill and the other 3 i screwed into that piece going out the window so the a/c unit sits on the wood pieces and clears the window sill that way i dont have to worry about the a/c unit weight on the window it was all on the wood pieces sticking out