Looking to give your home an exterior makeover? We offer a wide range of masonry paints, including Emperor Masonry Paint, Sandtex Trade High Cover Smooth Masonry & Dulux Weathershield that all offer excellent protection from the elements.
Wondering what is the best masonry paint? Why not try Emperor Paint, which is a waterproof masonry paint that is highly breathable, self-cleaning & comes with a lifetime guarantee. Alternately, we not try Armstead Masonry Paint, which represents excellent value for money when it comes to a trade masonry paint and can be mixed in almost any colour with the Painters World paint mixing service. To get paint mixed in a colour of you choice, simply find a paint labelled 'tinted colours' and either search through our RAL and British Standard colour charts or type in the shade you would like. We can even match equivalent shades of any major paint brand, including designer shades. If you would like more information, simply read our full guide on how to use the paint colour mixing service.
Maybe you are looking for a bold, modern masonry paint that will make a statement and make your exterior walls stand out from the crowd. One of our favourite tones for masonry paints is black, which is perfect for creating a mellow background when used on garden walls and planters. Why not take a look at our range of black masonry paint?
We won't be beaten on price or service, which is why we offer FREE next day delivery on all online orders over £50. Shop the masonry paint range below.
What Is Masonry Paint?
Masonry paint is an exterior paint that has been specially designed to be applied to exterior walled surfaces such as masonry, stone & sandstone. Due to the nature of an exterior surface, masonry paint is formulated to offer protection from the elements, protecting the paintwork from damage and decay. Masonry paint is available in a range of colours and comes in various levels of quality, with some masonry paint designed for short-term use on garden walls, and some masonry paint designed for long-term weather protection for the exterior walls of properties.
Paint Brands That Offer Masonry Paint
There are a number of manufacturers of exterior masonry paint, such as:
- Dulux Trade
- Emperor Paint
- Johnstones Trade
How Do You Paint Masonry?
Painting masonry can be a simple process if you follow expert advice. There are three main steps when it comes to painting masonry; preparation, priming & painting.
The first stage is to to fill any cracks or holes in the masonry. After you remove any rubble from the crack or hole, use a good quality exterior filler such as Toupret Touprelith F Masonry Repair Filler. Once this is done sand the filler down to a smooth surface and remove any loose paint using a scraper as this will compromise the paint. Finally, clean the surface using a masonry cleaner and a stiff brush to remove any dirt or fungus that will prevent the paint from performing at its optimal. This is the time to apply any masking and put down a dust sheet to prevent any paint splatter and to give you the neatest possible finish.
If you are painting bare masonry you must apply primer before painting to allow the paint to properly adhere. If it has been previously painted and the paint is sound, you do not have to use a primer.
Finally you are ready to paint. Using a long-pile roller, apply the first coat of paint to the masonry, ensuring you can a thin but even coating. Once this has fully dried as per the manufacturers instructions, you can then apple the second coat slightly thicker.
Want more help? Read this full guide to painting masonry.
What Is The Best Exterior Masonry Paint?
The best masonry paint for you completely depends on the level of protection you require. Our experts have put together this handy guide to the best masonry paints that runs through the pro's and con's of the leading masonry paints, so you can find out exactly which one is best for you.
Masonry Paint Colours
As an exterior paint, masonry paint often only comes in a number of popular colours that are often used on houses, such as white, magnolia and cream. There are a number of masonry paints however that can be mixed in any colour thanks to the paint mixing service at Painters World, such as Armstead Masonry Paint.
Where To Buy Masonry Paint
Here at Painters World, we offer a number of masonry paints from leading brands like Dulux Trade, Armstead & Emperor Paint at the most competitive online prices, plus we offer FREE next working day delivery on all orders, so you can get the painting and decorating supplies you need, when you need them.
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