Best quality exterior masonry paint?

25 Aug 2006
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United Kingdom
Hello, Does anyone care to offer an opinion on which is the best quality exterior masonry paint? I am looking for a smooth white exterior paint to redo the front of my house. It has a pebble dash surface at the top and brickwork at the bottom and has got an existing coat of paint on it which looks a bit tired. I have used Sandtex Ultra Smooth Masonry Paint for a small wall before but it really shows up the dirt so am not keen on painting the entire front if it looks like I need to repaint in a few years. Is Santex pretty much the same as Johnstone's and Dulux's exterior paints or is there a better paint out there?


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johnston and leyland paints give 15 years life span before need recoating they are as good as you get in the (smooth market) ;)
I like Dulux All Seasons Masonry paint. Oil based and rain proof in 15 mins , gaurenteed
Crown stonghold gets my vote..
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It seems then that there is not much in it between the trade paints from the big players so I will see what the local stockist has in. Thanks all for the advice.

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