Choosing The Best Grey Masonry Paint

Grey Masonry Paint Promain

As a series of articles, we would like to introduce the benefits of the most popular colours of masonry paint. Maybe you are looking to sell your property? Maybe you are just looking to refresh your building? Read on to find out why grey masonry paint could be ideal for your property as a brick paint colour.

Psychology of Grey Masonry Paint

There are many aesthetic benefits using grey in architecture as well as on interior walls around your property:

  • Grey is a calming, tranquil colour
  • Grey compliments greens within your gardens
  • Provides a clean attractive finish by using gray paint with white accents
  • Grey is neutral and balanced – an ideal impression for kerb appeal
  • Grey is sophisticated, practical and formal – ideal for traditional architecture

What Grey Colours does Masonry Paint Come in?

There are a number of grey shades available, from darker and more cold colours, to lighter shades of grey. Lighter shades of grey masonry paint are great for creating a tranquil and relaxing vibe, you can also get warmer shades and neutrals like warm truffle which are a great option. Cooling greys with blue undertones are also eye catching. Using a bolder grey colour is another great option, there are many different tones available and they will look great against other colours. Dark, deep and rich grey masonry paint is great for adding a dramatic effect, especially when you use a sheen paint.

Grey Painted Buildings

A good way to get inspired to paint your external masonry is to look at existing properties. Below we have a few images to get you inspired:

Grey Masonry Paint

For more inspiration, we would recommend searching for grey house ideas on Houzz or Pinterest.

What is The Best Grey Masonry Paint?

There are so many types of grey masonry paint available on the market, if you’re looking to refresh the exterior of your home and give it a paint job, grey masonry paint is a brilliant way to add kerb appeal. It’s become a popular choice over the years and as a neutral and calming colour, it’s a great option for brickwork, as well as stone and rendering. Grey shades help to provide an attractive and clean finish, they will also provide a range of aesthetic benefits.

Which Manufacturers Sell Grey Masonry Paint?

When it comes to redecorating the exterior of your home, it is important to choose a product suitable for your buildings individual requirements. Promain distribute a wide range of reputable manufacturers that produce masonry paint. If you do not have much experience when it comes to professional paints, choosing the best masonry paint for your project could be a mine field. The last thing Promain or our customers want is to make an expensive, potentially embarrassing mistake on peoples most expensive assets.

We would like to introduce some of our best selling masonry paints to get you started:

Rust-Oleum Murfill Waterproofing

Rustoleum Murfill Grey Masonry Paint
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Rustoleum Murfill Waterproofing Coating for Walls is best used to provide lengthy protection to walls and façades. It is ideal to  prevent ageing on exterior walls in the harshest conditions.

Rustoleum Murfill can be applied to all old, sound paintwork via brush or roller. Rustoleum Murfill Waterproofing Paint is designed especially for use on walls and works to protect the concrete against carbonisation and corrosion caused by moisture being present.

Features Technical Details
  • 400% elastic
  • Waterproof and water vapour permeable
  • Excellent resistance against ageing in normal and industrial environments
  • Protects reinforced concrete against carbonisation and corrosion
  • 10 year guarantee
  • Can be combined with Murfill fleece for additional reinforcement and for bridging of (active) cracks.
  • Water based
  • To get the most out of Rustoleum Murfill, use on reinforced concrete walls
  • Theoretical Coverage: 300 – 600 g/m2 per coat depending on the application and substrate
  • Tintable to many grey pastel colours
  • Available in 6, 15 and 25 Kg

Mapei Silancolor Masonry Paint

Mapei Silancolor Grey Masonry Paint
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Mapei Silancolor Masonry Paint is resistant to alkaline, regular washing, U.V rays and ageing all without altering its properties or appearance. Silancolor Paint does not only protect the surface, but has a very pleasing smooth, opaque and velvet effect to the touch.

Silancolor is also suitable for interior application onto existing well bonded paints.

Features Technical Details
  • Micro-porous allowing the building to breathe
  • Suitable for all cement or lime based renders
  • Highly resistant to alkalis and cleaning
  • Resistant to UV rays and general weathering without altering the substrates properties
  • Silicone Resin based
  • Theoretical Coverage: 5.7m² per Kg per coat
  • Tintable to over 30,000 colours
  • Available in 5 and 20 Kg

Keim Soldalit

Keim Soldalit Grey Masonry Paint
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Keim Soldalit Silicate Paint is best used for providing an ultra resistant coating to exterior walls made out of mineral substrates and can be applied to all substrates that have been coated with a sound dispersion and silicon based paint.

Keim Soldalit is a superior and updated formulation which can be applied directly onto existing coatings or modern render without priming.

Features Technical Details
  • Outstanding resistance to weathering and is UV stable
  • Combines the advantages of a classic mineral paint with simplicity of application
  • Offers extremely long service life.
  • Breathable and water repellent
  • Resistant to condensation and weathering
  • Silicate sol and potassium silicate based
  • Theoretical Coverage: Approx. 0.45 Kg per m²
  • Tintable to Keim’s chalky colour range
  • Available in 5and 25 Kg

Glixtone High Performance Masonry Paint AC1

Glixtone AC1 is an anti-carbonation, high performance masonry paint. AC1 is suitable for harbour buildings, seafront housing, hotels, marina walls, boatyards and any area susceptible to carbon pollution.

AC1 high performance masonry paint is highly suited for application to harbour buildings. You can also apply it to Monocouche Render, seafront housing, hotels and marina walls. It is also great for car parks and other areas susceptible to carbon pollution. This Masonry Coating provides property owners with a cost effective means of protecting exterior building surfaces.

Features Technical Details
  • Life expectancy of 30 years
  • Outstanding resistance to weathering and is UV stable
  • Dirt repellent and excellent salt water, alkali, acid, oil and grease resistance
  • Contains a film protective fungicide/algaecide
  • Elastomeric film resists cracking and moves with the substrate
  • Extremely high moisture vapour permeability
  • Water based
  • Theoretical Coverage: 6m² per litre
  • Tintable to grey pastel colours
  • Available in 5 Litres


Bedec Extra Flex

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

This paint provides surfaces with a smooth, long lasting finish that stretches up to 400%. This aids 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 and tintable to pastel colours
  • Available in 5 Litres

If you would prefer to see our full range of grey exterior masonry paints, view our Masonry Paint category page here.

In recent years, shades of grey have become popular no matter the application. At Promain, probably one of the most popular shades we tint to is RAL 7035. RAL 7035 is a soft, almost lilac shade of light grey. It is without the harshness of darker tones available in the RAL colour palette. Light grey tones such as this and BS4800 00-A-05 Goosewing Grey are ideal for traditional buildings. Buildings include Victorian inner city architecture or cottages. Sandtex masonry paint plymouth grey is also sought after.

When it comes to modern, designer properties, dark grey masonry paint is more popular. Without the harshness of black, charcoal dark grey masonry paint can be found frequently on programmes such as Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs. Slate grey masonry paint is popular for both residential and high end architecture use.

Unlike other manufacturers such as Sandtex Masonry Paint, B&Q Masonry Paint or Dulux Weathershield masonry paint, Promain can provide tintable masonry paint to whichever shade you prefer.

Promain have the technology to tint to a wide range of popular masonry paint suppliers colour ranges on site. All we require is a small business card size swatch to use our spectrometer to reach your desired colour. By letting Promain tint your paint you open a wide range of professional masonry paints available in for example B&Q masonry paint colours.

Below we have made a list of tints from popular colour charts to help you get the best colour for your property:

RAL 7000
Squirrel Grey
RAL 7004
Signal Grey
RAL 7005
Mouse Grey
RAL 7011
Iron Grey
RAL 7015
Slate Grey
RAL 7016
Anthracite Grey
RAL 7023
Concrete Grey
RAL 7030
Stone Grey
RAL 7032
Pebble Grey
RAL 7035
Light Grey
RAL 7037
Dusty Grey
RAL 7038
Agate Grey
RAL 7040
Window Grey
RAL 7042
Traffic Grey A
RAL 7043
Traffic Grey B
RAL 7047
Telegrey Grey 4


Portland Grey
Goosewing Grey
Flint Grey
Storm Grey

If you would like to see our comprehensive list of RAL, BS 381C and BS 4800 colours, compare the above colours with our Colour Charts webpage.

So, which grey masonry paint is best for my house?

The best exterior masonry paint for you is really depending on your house, and your requirements. Before jumping in head first, ask yourself some questions:

  • How do I remove old masonry paint from bricks?
  • What am I painting? Am I painting exterior brick? Am I painting render?
  • Do I want textured masonry paint? Do I want a smooth or stucco masonry paint?
  • How do I apply exterior masonry paint?
  • Can I use masonry paint on wood? Can I paint wooden cladding?
  • How much exterior masonry paint do I need?

Promain’s paint is not cheap masonry paint. We provide products with quality and costs that are suitable for many people. Promain’s Grey exterior masonry paint is available in 5 Litres, 10 Litres. It is also in 5 Kg, 10 Kg depending on the product.

Masonry Paint is also sometimes known as:

  • masonery paint
  • masonary paint
  • exterior wall paint
  • gray masonry paint

What Masonry Paint is Best with Grey Window Frames?

When it comes to deciding on changing the colour of the windows of your property, it’s not a decision to take lightly, especially when there are so many colours and shades of grey available. Maybe you live in a rendered house, choosing the colour will take even more time as you’ll want to make sure your window frame colour matches and suits the property colour. When it comes to more contemporary colours, this includes white, black and grey, painting your windows or doors this colour can offer a modern feel, they’re also colours that are most suited to a number of different styles so can be a classic option. When it comes to painting your windows grey, it is important to consider the colour of the house as the windows will be dark and you’ll want to look at maximising the light into the property.

Some people use a paler grey render with dark grey window and door frames, these will be best paired with lighter colours, such as whites and creams. These shades will reflect classic colour combinations and are much better than using bolder and vibrant colours. These colours will also provide your home with a more traditional look, as well as looking clean. For more information, you can also check out our Beginners Guide to Masonry Paint.

If you would like in depth advice on which grey masonry paint is best for you look no further. Contact our qualified technical team via our contact page or phone on 01462 421333. We are available Monday to Friday to discuss which product is best for you and your property.

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