Exterior 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. Masonry paint can also be used on window ledges, door surrounds and external walls, 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 paints we offer, as well as being waterproofing, offer 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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A smooth, exterior decorative and protective wall coating which produces a hard wearing, long lasting finish that remains flexible to help prevent any cracking,...
Impregnates surfaces for superior water repellency and resistance to dirt, stains and grime using the latest water based fluorocarbon technology.
A tried and tested quality Rust-Oleum coating for waterproofing any exterior walls. An elastic, crack bridging and waterproofing wall coating with a microporous...
Rust-Oleum Mathys Murfill Renovation Paint is a long lasting, elastic and waterproof exterior wall protection paint suitable for a wide range of surface types and is...
A long lasting, elastic, crack bridging and waterproof paint for exterior walls leaving a textured finish to exterior walls and facades. This Rust-Oleum product is...
Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Water Based) is a long lasting all surface paint offering up to 15 years performance. Designed for the long term decoration of timber,...
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...
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....
A superb, colourless water repellent treatment for porous exterior walls and surfaces, stops exterior porous walls and surfaces taking in water by creating a...
An environmental friendly water based water repellent product, developed to impregnate mineral porous substrates. Water based and solvent free, so safe to work with....
Available from Rust-Oleum at Rawlins Paints, this is a pasty, water-based hydrophobic substance specially developed to make mineral surfaces and mostly non-porous...
Bedec Extra-Flex Elastomeric Masonry Paint is a high performance, water based, microporous, flexible masonry paint. Designed for exterior application affording...
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:
- Lime render
- Concrete render
- Exterior brickwork
- 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, Thermilate, 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 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 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.