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What is the Best Masonry Paint?

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What is the Best Masonry Paint? In short? There isn’t one. If you study website data analytics and how people use a search engine, you will discover that we search for the ‘best’ no matter the product. The best and the cheapest, which are by no means inclusive! The thing is, asking which masonry paint is the best for…houses say, ...

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Waterproof Paints – Dispelling the Myths

When looking for a ‘waterproof paint’, you can find yourself in a bit of a minefield. Most paints claim to have some level of waterproofing properties and yes, most paints are waterproof in some way (excluding the sort from nursery you stick on the family fridge). However, there is one critical question that could cause your local vendor to shift ...

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How To Paint Brickwork

Painting brickwork requires a good-quality primer to ensure excellent topcoat adhesion. Our 4-step guide will show you how to properly prepare and prime brickwork prior to painting in over 350 colours. See our other blog post on “How To Paint Fletton Brick” and see below for more articles on painting exterior walls. Contents Click on a link below to jump ...

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How To Paint Fletton Brick

Fletton brick is a highly porous surface that needs to be properly prepared and primed to prevent the cracking and peeling of topcoats. Our 4-step guide shows how to use Zinsser products to paint over fletton brick surfaces, including a finish coat that is available in over 350 colours. See our blog for more information on painting issues, including painting ...

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How To Paint Rust-Stained Surfaces

Successfully block rust stains on surfaces, preventing them from seeping through to new paint work – our 2-step guide below walks you through on how to suitably prepare, prime and paint over rust with Zinsser products, featuring a decorative topcoat that is available in more than 350 colours. Quick Links Click on a link below to jump to the section: ...

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How To Paint Over Exterior Water Stains (Water-Based Method)

Water-stained walls can bleed back through topcoats if the surface isn’t properly prepared and primed – follow our 3-step guide below to paint over exterior water stains with water-based Zinsser products. Contents Click on a link below to jump to the section: Zinsser Paint Exterior Water Stains Products The Benefits Step 1. Surface Preparation Step 2. Priming Step 3. Decoration ...

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How To Paint Over Efflorescence

Follow our 3-step guide below on how to paint over efflorescence on masonry, an issue easily overcome with the use of Zinsser Watertite. Quick Links Zinsser Paint Over Efflorescence Products What Is Efflorescence? Step 1. Surface Preparation Step 2. Priming Step 3. Decoration Note More Information Further Reading Zinsser Paint Over Efflorescence Products Zinsser Mould Killer & Remover Zinsser Watertite ...

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How To Paint Friable Exterior Walls

Friable surfaces are challenging, with most paints flaking and peeling off with the substrate over time. See below for our 4-step tried and tested method of patching and priming friable external walls using Zinsser products. Quick Links Click on a link below to jump to the corresponding section: Zinsser Paint Friable Exterior Walls Products The Benefits Step 1. Surface Preparation ...

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