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Masonry Paints

When it comes to waterproofing masonry paint, Rawlins Paints know the importance of high-quality products which offer long-lasting protection, excellent coverage and the best decorative finishes. Find waterproof paint for outside walls; brickwork and masonry paint can also be used on window ledges, door surrounds and external walls, as well as decorative paints for uPVC doors and windows, to give a uniform colour finish to a property. Cover and bridge fine cracks and large areas, fast, with products from our range, all with next day delivery options.

Our enquiries for the protection of exterior building facades in the UK usually consist of requests for masonry paint, which is available as smooth or textured, cladding paint for metal and plastisol cladding, or timber finishes. The masonry waterproofing paint for exterior walls we offer provide dirt resistance, do not flake, and are frequently breathable – allowing trapped moisture in porous substrates to dry out and not cause internal damp.

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Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Water Based)

Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Water Based) is a long lasting all surface paint offering up to 15 years performance, and is available in 4,000+ RAL, NCS and BS colours. Recommended for use on uPVC - read our blog post on painting uPVC doors and windows, or click here for commonly asked questions about painting uPVC Also suitable for...

Price £21.00
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Zinsser Perma-White Exterior

Zinsser Perma-White Exterior is an exterior paint which produces a tough, durable finish with up to 15 years performance, designed to resist cracking, fading, peeling and blistering. It contains a biocide to protect the dried coating against fungal degradation. 1,400+ pastel shades from RAL, NCS, and British Standard Durable, long lasting...

Price £34.29
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Zinsser AllWeather Exterior Masonry Paint (Solvent Based)

Zinsser AllWeather Exterior Masonry Paint is an ultimate performance, exterior masonry paint to be used on bare or previously painted masonry at low temperatures. Available in 4,100+ colour options, including RAL, NCS and BS shades Flat matt breathable finish Resists attack by alkalis and acid Resists dirt accumulation Can be applied...

Price £54.83
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Wethertex AP77 Flexible Smooth Masonry Paint

Wethertex AP77 Flexible Smooth Masonry Paint is a high performance, matt finish exterior quality flexible masonry paint, developed using Optilife silicone technology for long term protection and peace of mind. Suitable for bonded paint and coatings, render, brick, stone, rough-cast, and other masonry substrates. Advanced 20 year durability...

Price £19.95
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Britannia Stabilising Masonry Solution

Britannia Stabilising Masonry Solution is a solvent-based stabilising solution for friable and chalking surfaces. Internal and external use Highly penetrating Pliolite resin-based acrylic solution Produces a surface suitable for decoration Surface dry in 1-2 hours Coverage Calculator More Information **Available for delivery - see...

Price £36.09
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Wethertex MP44 Pliolite Spray Wall Coating

Wethertex MP44 Pliolite Wall Coating (25KG) is a premium quality, long life, through coloured wall coating specifically engineered to deliver the same great benefits traditionally found with trowel & roll products, in a spray applied product. Protection for up to 40 years - Mould and algae resistant Pliolite technology - Unbeatable...

Price £139.02
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Wethertex LD77 Pliolite Light Textured Wall Coating

Wethertex LD77 Pliolite Light Textured Wall Coating is a premium quality, long life, through coloured wall coating formulated based on Pliolite resin technology. Demonstrated to work effectively on properties for over 45 years. More benefits further below. Power Coat Technology - Durable for 15 years - Long Term Protection & Low...

Price £102.87
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Wethertex MS11 Multi-Surface Renovation Paint

Wethertex MS11 Multi-Surface Renovation Paint is a high performance protective coating providing a decorative satin finish to multiple substrates for both interior and exterior application; is also self priming and resistant to flash rust. Long-term protection - highly durable, highly breathable and water repellent Excellent adhesion -...

Price £66.73
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Wethertex HBS Flex-Coat Hi-Build Coating

Wethertex HBS Flex-Coat Hi-Build Coating (15KG), a high quality, heavily textured, highly flexible masonry paint that is highly waterproof and will protect your building for up to 20 years. Anti-Crack - Highly Breathable - Silicone Technology Perfect for renovation of small cracks, badly weathered or uneven areas Ideal for uneven,...

Price £50.75
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Wethertex WB1 WeatherBLOCKER

Wethertex WeatherBLOCKER is the perfect one stop solution for protecting your building from the damaging effects of penetrating damp. Developed using nano-technology, this clear, waterproof coating penetrates deep into brick or stone to give up to 25 years protection against damp without affecting the appearance of the substrate. Ready to...

Price £34.48
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Zinsser Watertite

Zinsser Watertite is a waterproofing paint that is guaranteed to keep water out and contains a biocide that protects the dried coating against fungal degradation for a minimum of 5 years. This waterproof masonry paint can easily be applied to wet or dry surfaces creating a smooth, non-gritty finish. Available in 45+ colours • Guaranteed to...

Price £69.95
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Hydron Nu-Guard Mural Paint

Nu-Guard Mural Paint is a waterbased coating with an excellent decorative appearance. Application of a clear anti-graffiti finish can be used to provide outstanding resistance to solvents and chemicals. For use on previously painted substrates such as brickwork and concrete Best used with Nu-Guard Mural Basecoat Extensive colour range -...

Price £21.30
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One of the main protective requirements of an exterior wall paint is that it needs to be water repellent and offer superior protection against even the harshest and most adverse winter weather conditions. Coastal areas of the UK will also benefit from additional protection against salt-air corrosion. We have products in our waterproofing exterior masonry paint range for every kind of outside cladding or substrate, from simple rejuvenation projects to full restoration projects, including waterproofing paint for exterior walls

  • Lime render
  • Concrete render
  • Stonework
  • Exterior brickwork
  • Roughcast
  • Pebbledash
  • Concrete
  • Building blocks
  • Facing bricks
  • Previously painted masonry surfaces

For trade and construction customers, the leading masonry paint manufacturers stocked at Rawlins Paints are Bedec, Rust-Oleum Mathys, Sika, Wethertex, and Zinsser. In all, there's over 500 colours to pick from to ensure that the finish you need is the finish you get, at Rawlins Paints.

What is Masonry Paint?

Masonry paint is a maintenance, repair and decorative exterior coating for use on concrete, stone or brick – although certain products can also be used on suitably prepared wood, metal, or vinyl/plastic. Sometimes referred to as brick paint, exterior wall paint, or simply ‘outdoor paint’, paint for masonry is used as a waterproofing, UV protective and decorative coating, it is one of the best ways to protect building substrates from environmental elements in the UK – from coastal locations, to inland high-rise buildings. Click here if you require an insulating interior or exterior wall paint to prevent heat transfer through a substrate – which can cause moisture build-up in a substrate, as well as premature peeling and cracking in a coating.

One of the key elements about masonry paints is selecting the correct product for the task, and checking product datasheets to ensure that all requirements are met:

  • Surface preparation requirements prior to applying the masonry paint
    • Priming the surface
    • Removing grease, grime, dirt, loose materials, etc.
    • Treating any graffiti
    • Repairing any damage – holes, cracks, and loose / crumbling substrate
    • Surface and substrate drying – and whether the masonry paint is a breathable coating that can be applied to damp surfaces and substrates
  • Waterproofing capabilities
  • Weatherproof / all-year round protection
  • Smooth or textured finish
  • Dirt resistance
  • Durability and flexibility upon application
  • Colour retention and aesthetic values
  • Surface levelling – bridging small gaps and cracks
  • UV protection
  • Environmental resistance – salt in coastal areas, air pollution in city districts, chemical resistance in factory and industrial settings
  • Surface coverage and how economic the product is for the size of a project

Picking a suitable product can depend on the substrate and its condition – new-build, renovation, redecoration, or restoration project – and whether the substrate or surface needs priming first. If you have any questions about recommended masonry paints for listed buildings, heritage properties, historical buildings – churches, chapels – industrial builds, high-rise buildings, coastal facilities, water-processing plants, etc. please contact Rawlins Paints’ Technical Support Team.

Waterproof Brick and Masonry Paint

The benefits of buying or researching waterproofing masonry paints at Rawlins Paints is the elevated level of technical and application support you receive. We can discuss datasheet details, maintenance and repair work that may need to be undertaken to ensure the longest possible protection period can be obtained from application, or storage of a product for continued use on long-term site projects.

Waterproofing properties are at the forefront of most of our customer’s requests for masonry paint. Rust-Oleum Mathys Murfill Waterproofing Coating is a popular coating for exterior masonry, thanks to its microporous structure allowing the substrate to breathe. This lengthens the life of the finish and improves the visual impact of the coating. Mathys paint is available in a range of colours from Ivory White to Anthracite.

Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin is an all-surface paint, which has been designed to give eight years’ protection on masonry and other exterior surfaces. As Zinsser AllCoat contains a specific biocide to protect against fungal degradation, the coating gives a longer mould-free finish. In most cases, there’s no need to use a primer before applying Zinsser AllCoat, as long as any existing mould or mildew is removed before application.

Popular Brickwork and Masonry Paint Colours

With over 60 products and 500+ colour options, Rawlins Paints will have a masonry product to meet your requirements. From clear coatings to white, slate grey, tile red, and hundreds more, products including those from Rust-Oleum’s Murfill range are quick and simple ways to restore masonry surfaces to their former bright and colourful glory. Many users prefer light, pastel colours, or an accented colour to business signage, doors, windows or roof colours. Whatever your preference, the masonry paints available all offer excellent colour retention, do not fade in standard UV or environmental exposure, and allow any damp in a substrate to dry out after the coating system has been applied, so that damp will not become trapped and discolour or darken the exterior surface.

High-Build Masonry Paint

If you need to cover fine cracks and uneven surfaces to make your exterior masonry even and finished to your satisfaction, Wethertex HBS Flex-Coat Hi-Build Coating is an excellent choice. This decorative and protective coating is one of the best exterior masonry paint products on the market. Wethertex HBS Flex-Coat Hi-Build Coating is a high quality, ready to use, highly vapour permeable and flexible, high build silicone wall coating. For use on most exterior masonry surfaces and exterior grade building boards. Ideal for renovation of uneven and irregular surfaces. A variety of textured finishes can be achieved using various application techniques.

Water-Based Masonry Paint

Water-based masonry paint can be used on a range of surfaces but render which is clean and dry is most common. With minimal preparation, a fresh coating can quickly be applied. Occasionally, for example for chalky or powdery substrates a stabilising primer may be required to be applied first, to act as a sealer for the topcoat masonry paints.

In some instances, soundly rendered walls only require a thinned down first coat of the water-based masonry paint to act as its ‘primer’ coating. Older mortar joints may require further thin coatings if a light/white masonry paint is being applied as a topcoat.

Previously painted substrates can be coated with most water-based masonry paints available at Rawlins Paints. These micro-porous paints allow for moisture present in the wall to pass through it and evaporate.

Water-based masonry paints are typically available in a wider colour range than solvent-based masonry paints. Solvent-based masonry paints are chosen when projects require completion in winter months or when the product offers better performance on substrates.