I live in Athens, Greece and the outside walls of my house are brick with some sort of cement-like mixture smeared over them. (All houses here are like this) This cement-like mixture is what gets painted. (I don't know how to explain it)
The current paint job is from the 1980s or so. I see cracks but I'm not sure if these are cracks in the paint or this cement-like substance itself. I want to paint the house but I'm wondering how to handle these cracks. Any advice? I'm only painting one small section of the house as I live on the third floor. I'm going to paint the area adjacent to my veranda.