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    Best hard wearing external paints?

    Painters & Decorators

    What is the best paint/spray paint and coating to use on exterior walls and window ledges to avoid scratches/ chipping & burn marks?

    Asked by Nathan on 26th Mar 2020
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    ENB Construction LTD

    "We have Sandtex365 is currently the best one and would suggest getting from it from the Crown Decorating Center"

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    R.S Decorators

    "Pliolite masonry paint is long lasting can be used in cold damp weather to but it is a solvent based use turps or white spirit, it takes longer to do than water based paints and more expensive. rob r.s decorators"

    Answered on 17th Apr 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Paint Pallet ltd

    "Hi Nathan. For exterior wall painting I would recommend fine textured masonry or smooth masonry in the sandtex range. Any more questions be In touch. Kind regards, paint pallet"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

    "By far the best product which I have used is Pliolite bases Smooth Masonry paint.
    Developed in Canada and tested to temperatures below - 15c,this is an ideal coating for our climate.
    Although smelling and working like an oil based coating, it is touch/weather dry within 20minutes,goes on well with roller and sprayer alike and is guaranteed to last 10-12 years. Self stabilising and more durable than water based smooth masonry and can be colour tinted.

    Hope this helps

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    DR Maintence

    "Burn marks will always show, I suggest not to have naked flames to close to the building (safety reasons) a good quality massionary paint will do the job as long as its applied in the right way but unfortunately you will never be able to avoid it being scratched and chipping if there is a lot of people traffic against the wall."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    Just a Lick Painting & Decorating services

    "Dulux trade do an oil based exterior paint that's good"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Christopher hoy decorators

    "Possibly Dulux weathersheild for a water based option or Johnston's Stormsheild for an oil based finish which is possibly better and longer lasting. But some people just don't like using oil based and may be slightly dearer as well."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Spectrum decorators

    "I prefer to use a weathershield exterior masonry paint it tends to keep the color longer than most, window sills avoid glossing due to cracking use the masonry were possible. For windows, again I prefer weathershield undercoat and gloss ."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Blakes Decorating

    "Sandtex 365 not the cheapest but will last for years and is very tough.

    Buy in a specialist paint shop like Brewers"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    DMS Worldwide Ltd

    "Hi best to use Johnson's oil base external for coverage and hardwearing. All the councils use this as it is very good to maintain outside and is cost effective hope this help."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Exterior House Painters - West Midlands


    My preference for the hardest wearing paint (in winter) for exterior render/pebbledash/roughcast walls is Johnstones RESIN (not oil) based paint, or Pliolite as it is known as.

    Slightly more expensive but very good.

    If the temp is above 8 or more, then i would go with Crown Sandtex. (water based)

    I would suggest 2 x coats either way for a great finish.


    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

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