15 year performance for all surfaces - including uPVC - 4,400+ colours, inc. Anthracite Grey, RAL, RAL Design, BS, NCS & the new NCS 2050 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 timber, metal, masonry,...
When it comes to buying the best masonry paint for waterproofing, recolouring and extending the protected lifespan of brickwork and more, Rawlins Paints know the importance of high-quality products which match expectations every stage of the way.
Buy waterproof paint for outside walls (waterproofing, anti-mould and condensation interior paints are available here); 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 ranges, including the highly popular Zinsser AllCoat range and Wethertex specialist masonry coatings.
Masonry paints and coatings at Rawlins provide dirt resistance, do not flake, and are frequently breathable – allowing trapped moisture in porous substrates to dry out and not cause internal damp. Products with a colour wheel on the product image are also available in up-to 4,200 colours - including Anthracite Grey and Chartwell Green!
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. Available in 4,500+ colours,...
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,...
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 4,400+ colours, inc. RAL, RAL Design, BS, NCS & the new NCS 2050 colours Flat matt breathable finish Resists attack by alkalis and acid Resists dirt...
Watco Weatherguard is formulated to give an impermeable protective coating that will withstand extremes of temperature without softening or hardening. Extremely tough and flexible, it can be applied to almost all surfaces. The cured film will stretch up to twice its original surface area without detrimental effect and will cope with any...
Wethertex ST1 Quick Dry Stabilising Primer is the ideal product for use when preparing unstable exterior surfaces for painting. Specially developed using fine particle sized polymers, this silicone based product is able to penetrate deep into the substrate, creating ultra high adhesion and high vapour permeability. Seals and stabilises...
Rust-Oleum Mathys Murfill Waterproofing Coating is a elastic, crack bridging and waterproofing façade coating. The microporous structure ensures that the base is constantly able to breathe. Ready for use and simple to apply on any façade. In other words: Façade protection with waterproof guarantees. Available in 1,600+ colours, inc. RAL,...
Wethertex PP77 All Weather Pliolite Masonry Paint is a premium smooth matt finish solvent borne coating formulated using Pliolite technology, it has excellent adhesion and can be applied in temperatures as low as -5°C allowing for all year round application. Suitable for use on bonded paint and coatings, render, brick, stone, rough-cast and...
Watco Wallseal seals and hardens new and old dusty, porous walls, stopping dust and making them easy to clean. It is micro-porous which allows the surface to breathe. Penetrates, dustproofs and hardens in just one coat with minimal darkening effect on most surfaces Silky, low sheen finish – stain resistant and easy to wipe clean More...
Remmers MB 2K (formerly Multi-Tight 2K) is a flexible, polymer thick coating which combines the properties of flexible and crack-bridging mineral waterproofing grouts (MWG) and bitumen-thick coatings (PMBC). For rapid waterproofing of building elements as well as containers, tanks and reservoirs, both indoors and outdoors WTA-compliant...
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 perfectly suited for the renovation and decoration of historical and new buildings. Renovates and embellishes facades, extremely resistant to ageing and contamination, almost no...
Glixtone EM18 Tough-Cote High Build Textured Final Finish Coating is an extremely durable, ready to use water based final finish textured coating. Suitable for internal and external use on virtually all common building substrates. Provides an extremely tough, flexible and long lasting protective and decorative finish. The textured finish...
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
- 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 Rust-Oleum Mathys, Sika, Wethertex, and Zinsser. In all, there's over 4,000 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.