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    What types of paint finish would best suit a garden wall?

    Painters & Decorators

    What types of paint finish would best suit a garden wall? Does it depend on the material of the wall? And do you need to choose ‘exterior paints’ in particular or are most paint products suited to indoor and outdoor environments?

    Asked by Elly on 16th May 2022
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    The man who can

    "For example inside normally matt ,silk or undercoat and gloss ...outside is always masonry paint"

    Answered on 16th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report

    "If it is brick that is unpainted then i suggest either to seal the brickwork to make it less porous with PVA or a decent brick primer ,i use Piolite solvent based masonry paint which is excellent and use a thinned down coat to paint smaller walls like a garden wall , but if you prime or seal first then a water based Masonry paint will suffice Sandtex is good and so is Dulux Weathersheild ,if however your wall is rendered then you can use water based or solvent based masonry paint straight on top as long as its clean and free of moss or Dirt"

    Answered on 16th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Experienced Painter

    "You can use for exterior masonry paint, is not very expensive you can find it in any shops"

    Answered on 21st Jun 2022 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    Curt Deco - Decorating Services

    "A smooth finish exterior paint such as Dulux Weathershield works best in my opinion, it also carries a dulux guarantee but to get the best finish use the dulux stabilising soulution first, this will stabilise the walls and stop uneven dry patches and your paint will go a lot further. Using this product and method will resist mold and moss growth, make sure the wall is completely dry first."

    Answered on 17th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report

    "You would definitely use a exterior emotion paint Make sure the wall is pointed and in good condition Before the paintwork is started"

    Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Curran Fine Finishes

    "Definitely need exterior masonry paint if the subsurface is porous you are also best practice to use a stabilising solution prior to paint it would also need a very good clean and any damage rectified"

    Answered on 16th May 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    G&M Decorators

    "the one I use is sandtex .Good quality .and I used valspar asweell goes on well .and valspar can match any colour"

    Answered on 28th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    CM Painters

    "I all way use acrylic waterbase paint it's waterproof and a the same time it allow moisture out that already in the wall .
    External masonry paint ."

    Answered on 16th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report

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