Macropoxy 400 (formerly known as Sherwin-Williams Macropoxy C400V3) multi-functional epoxy zinc phosphate coating is suitable for the protection of steelwork in a range of exposure environments from C1 to C5. It was recently used on The Shard (London) for corrosion protection. Recommended Uses Buildings Car parks Petrochemical plants...
Sherwin-Williams Acrolon C137V2 (formerly Resistex C137V2) is a high performance, fast drying acrylic urethane gloss finish for use where long term exterior gloss and colour retention characteristics are required. Acrolon C137V2 is suitable for use as a final coat(s) in conjunction with epoxy or polyurethane based protective systems for new...
Thermoguard Thermocoat W is a White Intumescent Paint for steel, structural steel and cast iron: Up to 90 minutes’ fire resistance Can be overcoated with compatible decorative topcoat Water-based Low odour Environmentally friendly Cost effective for large projects Certificate of supply available on request Can be applied by brush,...
Rust-Oleum 7100NS Anti-Slip Floor Coating is an easy to apply, solvent based anti-slip floor coating: For foot traffic, interior and exterior Anti-slip additive is premixed in the coating For use on old concrete (>2 yrs), metal and wood Unique uniform appearance, high gloss Touch dry: 6 hours, coverage: 8m² per litre Available in...
Textured Masonry Paints
Masonry paints are available in many assorted colours, effects and finishes, but the two most common masonry coatings are textured and smooth finishes. Both can be quick drying and extremely durable - offering excellent coverage rates and weatherproofing. As with all paint applications, surface preparation work is key, and in the case of textured masonry paints, this means clearing and cleaning any loose materials, dirt, grease and grime, to allow for improved paint adhesion and further allowing the breathable coating to allow underlying substrates to dry out, whilst waterproofing it externally at the same time.
Wethertex HBS Flex-Coat Hi-Build Coating, a high quality, heavily textured, 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 More Information
Rust-Oleum Mathys Murfill Quartz is a long lasting, elastic, crack bridging and waterproof paint for exterior walls and facades. Resistance against ageing in normal and industrial environment 100% Waterproof Water vapour permeable Fine quartz structure camouflages unevenness Elastic Protects steel reinforced concrete against...
The Benefits of Textured Masonry Paints
Textured masonry paints are usually UV protective, dirt resistant, waterproofing and extra-durable in harsh environmental conditions – such as high-builds and on coastal locations. The flexible coating can cover fine cracks in either the underlying substrate or previous coating. The textured finish shouldn’t fade, resists against flaking and peeling, as well as protecting against surface stains from mould – allowing the paint finish to look cleaner and newer, for longer.
Textured coatings are generally rain proofed in 30 minutes – meaning for small surface areas, that waterproofing protection is available quickly and easily.
Surface preparation: Basic surface preparation includes cleaning any loose or flaking substrate material or previous coatings, as well as mould, dirt, grease or moss. Stubborn areas of mould, algae, moss or lichen may need to be treated with a suitable fungicidal wash. After cleaning, allow all surfaces to dry before painting and ensure a primer is used where required.
Using Textured Masonry Paints on Listed Buildings
Many contractors contact Rawlins Paints for product advice with renovation projects on designated or listed buildings, as well as heritage properties. Frequently, plans are required from local authorities, and this may include specific colour schemes and masonry paint finishes, to match surrounding properties, or even to maintain a property’s aesthetical qualities. One may be required to test an area to ensure that different light conditions will deliver the required colour shade finish.
Using and applying the right textured masonry paint will ensure long-lasting protection, often with a protective coating’s lifespan being up to 15 years of flawless coverage. Older properties may need a breathable masonry coating, to allow for any structural damp to pass through the substrate and out through the outer protective coating. This is often the case where foundational work cannot be actioned, but damp problems still need to be dealt with.
Coastal and Extreme Environmental Conditions
Buildings and properties on the UK’s coasts frequently are protected with the more durable textured masonry paint – which offers environmental protection against not just rain, wind, sleet and snow, but the salty and more corrosive air conditions.
Suitable for brick and render – including roughcast and pebbledash surfaces – concrete, building and breeze blocks, textured masonry paint may require two coatings, but should be quick drying, allowing for large projects to be completed with minimal down-time.
The Main Differences Between Fine and Heavily Textured Masonry Paints
Fine textured masonry paints are a different grading to heavily textured ones, and are ideal for smooth or newly rendered walls. The cost difference between the two graded types is significant and so is the subsequent uses and performances. Fine textured masonry paints tend to be used when a compromise between a smooth masonry paint and a high build textured finish is required and can provide a very cost effective alternative.
The texture in these coatings is from the aggregate encased within the paint – and the more heavily textured the coating is, the more often it may need to be cleaned.
Heavily textured masonry paints offer a dramatically different appearance when applied, and are appropriate for a wider range of substrate types and conditions – with their crack bridging flexible coatings being favoured on older or more exposed properties.
Heavily textured coatings are not advised to be used on substrates which are permanently wet. They are, however, ideal for substrates and buildings which need to allow for wall movement, require heavy discolouration damage or scarring to be covered – including any repair work.