External Painting

Do I need to seal or otherwise treat; a plain brick external wall prior to painting it?
10:13 Sat 21st May 2011
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Usually a good idea to give it a scrub with some diluted bleach, Daggers. That'll get rid of any moss, mould etc. Modern paints don't need anything more than a diluted coat (paint) to start off.
Sealers and stabilisers only if the background is friable (flaky).
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Thanks for that TB. Another one for you ;-)
What's the chance I have a back boiler but didn't know it was there?

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