Can You Paint Pebbledash?

I’ll be honest, painting pebbledash is one of my least favourite jobs. The porous surface means that even when you’re using a long pile roller you’re still struggling to get the maximum coverage out of your paint. This also means that you will need to do far more touchups than normal.

So can you paint pebbledash? And if so, what’s the best technique for painting pebbledash?

I’ll be answering these questions today in this quick guide. So with that being said, let’s jump into it.

Can you paint pebbledash?

Yes, you can paint pebbledash. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most difficult surfaces to paint because of its porous surface. Getting the fibres of your paint roller in to the crevices can be difficult which means you’ll often have to spend lots of time touching up the surface with a masonry paint brush.

If you do follow the best technique, then a lick of paint on your exterior pebbledash can totally revitalise the look of your home.

What can you do to make painting pebbledash easier?

To make painting pebbledash an easier experience it all comes down to your choice of roller. You need to avoid choosing a short or medium pile roller as the fibres simply won’t carry the paint deep enough. On the other hand, having a long pile roller will make it much easier for you as they can hold and distribute more paint. You also need to have a good quality masonry paint brush. The masonry brush will allow you to touch up any areas that the roller has missed and will make the paint finish look as even as possible.

You also need to make sure that you choose the correct paint for the job. A good masonry paint such as the one produced by Sandtex will have a great consistency and will ultimately make it much easier to achieve an even finish.