Recommended paint for exterior masonry walls

What paint is best for exterior walls near the seaside , I’ve been recommended both oil and waterbased , but no real explanation

Asked by Chris on 7th May 2019
Expert Trade Answers
"Tthe wall requires a clean with Centrecoat GS36 Fungicidal Wash to kill any moss or other organic growth, which is simply diluted with water then applied by a backpack sprayer. Once the wall is dry and free of contamination, ideally left over night, a coat of Rust-Oleum Pegafix Universal Primer could be applied by brush or roller to provide outstanding adhesion for the waterproofing paint to the substrate. This should be followed by 2 coats of Rust-Oleum Murfill Waterproofing, an exceptionally outstanding coating formulated to offer many years of protection against some of the harshest weather thrown at it. Murfill Waterproofing is in fact specified by Trinity House. Trinity House are the body who maintain Lighthouses around the coats of Britain. This proves that this masonry paint really will keep the water out!
Alternatively you can use Leyland ‘’ Truguard ‘ pliolite resin paint that contains alkali inhibitors to counteract the effects of the seasonal seaside conditions. :-)"
Answered on 2nd Aug 2019 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
"You need sandtex 365 it's oil based and will last for years , especially near the seaside."
Answered on 7th May 2019 - Member since Sep 2017 - report
"You can apply sandtex or weather shield water based paint it will do the job"
Answered on 7th May 2019 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
"Acrylic masonry paint, which is water-based, is usually the best paint to use on outside walls. This paint is great for waterproofing your walls, yet simultaneously allows moisture that is already within the walls to evaporate."
Answered on 29th May 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
Decorator in Manchester
"Hello the best paint I’ve found is going to sandtex. It’s a water based paint. People may suggest oil based but that’s going to crack and flake more in the sun. Sandtex is long lasting and comes in a good range of colours."
Answered on 24th Jul 2019 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
"Johnstones or Dulux weather shield is good 20 min shower proof also."
Answered on 9th Feb 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"You can use sandtex paint or masonry weather shield paint."
Answered on 2nd Jun 2019 - Member since Apr 2018 - report
"My suggestion would be a dulux trade weather shield opaque paint this is a breathable oil based paint

Expensive but the best

You can also use a sandtex but my experience is dulux trade is better and more option of colours."
Answered on 5th Jun 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"I always use Duluth weather shield or Johnstone’s storm shield these are the best and long lasting paints for exterior"
Answered on 6th May 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"Dulux weatherproof external paint would be ok for near the coast."
Answered on 14th Jan 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
"Exterior masonry paint, dulux weathershield has anti mould, and dirt repellent in it also. Also has anti UV included. It’s about £30 a tub."
Answered on 10th Jun 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
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