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Best external masonry paint?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Roger465, 26 Mar 2020.

  1. Roger465

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    Stuck at home here like most people, and the weather’s not bad, so thought I might tackle repainting my gable ends. I live in an L-shaped bungalow with 3½ of them.

    At present, it looks like kind of cream or magnolia coloured. B&Q have closed their branches, it would seem, so I’m a bit limited in where I can shop – but local cheapo store B&M are still open, and they sell:

    - Dulux Weathershield Smooth Masonry – “County Cream” or Magnolia, £35 for 10L

    - Granocryl Smooth Masonry – Magnolia, £22 for 10L

    Any suggestions please?

    Also, do I use a normal roller to apply it? And the existing paint seems OK, just stained and grubby – is own coat normally OK?

    Never done external decorating before!

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    Dulux Weathershield Smooth Masonry is my choice good paint, might get away with one coat if the colour is similar and you are careful to get full coverage.
    Beware of some creams they look OK in a test patch but very yellow when the whole house is done bit like an explosion in a butter factory!;)
     
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    Ah OK cheers. So... do you reckon mine is Cream then, as opposed to Magnolia?
     
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    Hard to say from a photo just as you mentioned cream, I did one in Cornish Cream for a customer boy was it yellow!
     
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    Yeah... well I kind of assumed it was cream! Is cream the most common of that kind of shade, or is magnolia used a lot externally too?
     
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    Best to pick up a couple of match pots and try them out.
     
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    Typical me - didn't even realise they'd do samples of that stuff :confused: I'll have a look... if they haven't closed everything else down now
     
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