Weatherproofing Smooth Masonry Coatings
In the UK, one of the main requirements of an external paint is that it weatherproofs the underlying substrate across all four seasons – from UV exposure, rain, sleet, snow and gale force winds. Of course, there are coastal areas which are prone to higher levels of potential corrosion from environmental exposure – such as sea winds and even flooding on low plains.
Whilst externally waterproofing, masonry paints allow substrates to breath, enabling any drainage or damp problems within a property to evaporate easier and maintain the substrate’s integrity.
The Decorative Value of Smooth Masonry Coatings
Smooth masonry coatings are typically matt finishes, smooth to the touch and providing a very balanced colour tone. These types of paints are ideal for new builds and walls which do not need any defects ‘hiding’.
It is never advised to go cheap when applying masonry paint, as it never delivers a sustainable finish – colours will quickly fade, UV protection is minimal, and waterproofing values are compromised. Rawlins Paints only distribute the best smooth masonry paints for small, medium and large projects, across residential properties, office blocks, heritage and listed buildings, country estates, public transport buildings and facilities, schools, and more.
Get a smooth consistency, with fantastic coverage ratios, excellent colour finishes and long-lasting protection today, for pebble-dash, harling and other rough surfaces, smooth rendered properties of render or stucco, and older properties where a textured or rough finish would be unsuitable.