Painting Pebbledash: A How to Guide to Smarten Up Your Home

period property with ornately shaped gable end and pebbledash exterior
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Painting pebbledash can transform a tired, outdated exterior, that will add value and appeal to your home. It’s not an easy job, but competent DIYers will be able to take on the challenge.

It's a time-consuming task rather than a difficult one, especially if you are looking to paint the whole exterior of your home. As with a lot of painting projects, preparation is the key. You will need to clean, fix and prepare before painting a house.

By its very nature pebbledash is not a smooth surface so you will need the right tools and patience to get a good finish. If you don’t have the time to get the best finish, consider getting a professional to do the job. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.