Evoke Authority With Black Masonry Paint

Black Masonry

In our final instalment on exterior masonry paint, we take a look at a colour which many people may not even consider – black masonry paint. Although many people believe black is black it’s actually not that simple – believe it or not there are actually many different shades of black. From jet black to charcoal, you may be surprised at just how many shades are in between!

In these modern times, painting the exterior of your property in black is no longer considered morbid, ominous or depressing. In fact it is becoming more popular for homes looking to create a stylish and authoritative look. Although not suited to all properties, many modern homes and buildings are being painted in this colour as it gives them a real dramatic look. When contrasted against accents in white, your exterior masonry paint can look incredibly modern and sophisticated.

Take a look at this article on Contemporists’s website highlighting just how amazing modern properties can look when painted black.

Black in Colour Psychology

  • Black is associated with Power and Protection (think Downing Street!)
  • It is also the colour of mystery
  • Black denotes strength and authority
  • It is also considered to be formal and elegant (think little black dress or dinner suit!)

Black Painted Buildings To Inspire You

Below are a few images of black painted buildings to give you a good idea of what you could do with your own property. Remember, you do not necessarily need to paint the entire property black, sometimes just painting the plinth or around the windows for example can really have an impact. Here are a few properties to help inspire you towards the dark side:

Black Masonry Paint


Benefits of Choosing Black Masonry Paint

So, you have looked through the pictures and articles here but maybe you still need a little more convincing that black is the way to go. There are a number of benefits to choosing a black exterior masonry paint for the façade of your property. For example, charcoal masonry paint will really allow the greenery in your garden to ‘pop’. Because of it’s dark intense colour, the different varying shades of green will stand out more clearly, and flowering plants can almost look framed with a beautiful black surround. In addition, you will need minimal accessories to have a dramatic effect. Furthermore, black tends to absorb heat rather than reflect it and as a result many people believe that having a dark painted house actually makes it warmer.

Which Manufacturers Sell Black Masonry Paint?

If you have been following our series on exterior masonry paint colours, you will no doubt know that Promain are distributors for many of the leading manufacturers of masonry paint, including Rust-Oleum, Mapei and Bedec to name just a few. When it comes to a large project such as painting the exterior of your home, you need to know that you are getting a good quality paint, rather than a cheap masonry paint from the high street, which will not last as long as can take many more coats to achieve complete coverage.

Here are just a few of our most popular masonry paints:

Bedec Extra Flex

Bedec Extra Flex Grey Masonry PaintBedec Extra Flex is suitable for brickwork, pebble dash, rough cast, cement and also concrete renders. Extra-Flex is best used to bridge hairline cracks found in exterior walls.

In addition, this paint provides surfaces with a smooth, long lasting finish that stretches up to 400%, therefore aiding in the prevention of further cracking after the fine cracks have been bridged.

Features Technical Details
  • Micro-porous and breathable
  • Smooth finish masonry paint
  • Flexible – prevents cracking
  • Fine crack bridging
  • Stretches up to 400%
  • Long life expectancy
  • Water based
  • Theoretical Coverage: 10m² per litre
  • Available in a range of stock colours including black
  • Available in 5 Litres


Sika Sikagard® 675W Elastocolor Wall Coating

Sikagard 675W Masonry Paint

Sikagard® 675 W ElastoColor Wall Coating is a one part, water dispersed coating, designed for the protection and decoration of fair faced concrete.

It is best used to provide a high quality coating, available in a variety of colours, to structural concrete. Apply Sikagard® ElastoColor to Masonry Walls that have a risk of cracking due to being exposed to weathering and other external pollutants.

Features Technical Details
  • Can be applied over existing coatings or directly onto the concrete surfaces.
  • Used for protection and enhancement of concrete structures (normal and lightweight concrete)
  • Resistant to weathering and ageing
  • High covering power (good opacity)
  • Water vapour permeable
  • Colour complies with the requirements of EN 1504-2 as a protective coating
  • Available in stock colours including black and most RAL colours
  • Theoretical Coverage: 0.75 litres M2 total in 2-3 coats
  • Supplied in 15 Litre paint pails


Rustoleum Paracem Semi Matt Cladding and Masonry Paint

Paracem Cladding and Masonry Paint

A micro-porous topcoat for external and internal application onto timber, corrugated metal, masonry, plaster, concrete etc.

Paracem offers unequalled durability, proven by countless outdoor structures that still look flawless after more than 10 years. It is best used for providing resistance to saponification and can be used on even the most alkaline surface such as fresh cement mortar, new concrete or plaster.

Features Technical Details
  • Designed for external and internal application
  • For old or new substrates
  • Extremely wear-resistant
  • Hardly permeable to rain – excellent weather resistance
  • Touch dry 40 minutes at 20°C
  • Recoatable after 4 hours
  • Water based
  • Satin Matt appearance
  • Approval: Spread of Flame B.S. 476: Part 7: 1987/1990
  • Available in stock colours including Black and can be tinted to 35,000 colours
  • Available in 4, 10 and 20 litres


At Promain due to us having our own tinting machine on the premises, we are able to tint many of our products to over 35,000 different shades. Because of this, many of our paints are available on a 1-2 day service (depending in the product). So whether you are looking at Weathershield black masonry paint, Leyland black masonry paint, or Selco black masonry paint, make sure that you check with Promain first. If you are looking to achieve a specific tint, all we require is a sample the size of a business card and we will be able to match this for you, rather than you having to choose the closest stock colour and simply making do.

RAL 9005
Jet Black
RAL 9004
Signal Black
RAL 8022
Black Brown
RAL 7011
Iron Grey
RAL 9011
Graphite Black
RAL 9017
Traffic Black
00 E 53
BS381C 642

So, Which Black Masonry Paint Is Best For My Property?

The best masonry paint for your property is really dependant on your requirements. To help you decide ask yourself a few questions first:

  • What am I painting? Am I painting render? Am I painting exterior brick?
  • Do I want a black smooth masonry paint or a black textured masonry paint?
  • Do I need to remove existing masonry paint?
  • Have I considered an alternative to Dulux Weathershield Masonry Paint
  • Do I want an alternative to cheap masonry paint from the high street?
  • How much exterior masonry paint do I need to complete my project?

If you are unsure of anything or need help to work out exactly how much black masonry paint you will need, Promain‘s Technical Team are here to help Monday to Friday.

You might know Masonry Paint as:

  • Black Masonary Paint
  • Black Masonery Paint
  • Sandtex Masonry Paint
  • Textured Black Masonry Paint
  • Stucco Masonry Paint
  • Smooth Masonry Paint
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