I have a bay window that needs some love.
I think its sandstone and has had several coats of paint over the years. I've scraped all the paint off. Here's where I'm at:
As you can see, it has a few cracks here and there, and the surface isn't particularly smooth after removing the paint.
A property on the same street looks like its had a similar issue, and there they've skimmed the stone with what looks like regular cement.
I was thinking that I'd need to do something similar, but cement doesn't seem like too great an idea as it wouldn't allow the stone to breath.
I'll be painting the stonework again so that it ties in with neighbouring properties. What's the best process for this after I've tidied up the surface?