Masonry paint is best used to freshen up the exterior surfaces of your property as well as protect against weathering, dirt and pollution. Depending on your personal preferences, most brands offer a variety of colours that can completely transform your home (as shown in the above image) and many paints can also be used on a range of surfaces.
Due to the unpredictability of the British weather, you’ll want to keep track of the forecast for a nice day to begin painting. Once you’ve chosen a day, you’ll want to ensure it doesn’t rain so that you can apply multiple coats (if required) and the paint can dry.
To assist you in selecting a masonry paint, our handpicked selection lists top-performing paints, chosen based on our first-hand experience painting a range of masonry surfaces. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates The Masonry Paints
As we own a number of properties (rentals & Airbnb’s), we’ve used masonry paint on a number of occasions to improve the kerb appeal of certain properties.
Whether we are painting masonry paint on render, pebbledash, brick or any other outdoor surface, we have plenty of experience using a range of masonry paints.
An example of our experience and testing of masonry paint can be seen in a recent painting project as shown in the photos below.
To keep up our commitment to testing and reviewing the latest masonry paints (for this article), we’ve been painting a lot of outdoor exterior surfaces. For example, we recently used the Dulux Weathershield (as shown in the photo below) to transform a neglected pebbledash to a fresher white finish. As well as using the Dulux masonry paint, we also recently tested the Sandtex Ultra Smooth, which we applied with ease to render using a high-quality paint roller.
As well as our experience and testing of a range of masonry paints, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the colour selection, durability, time it takes to dry, mould and algae resistance, finish, guarantee and value for the money.