FAQ: Which Masonry Paint Is Best?

What is the best masonry paint

Which Masonry Paint Is Best?

Again this can depend on the property and your requirements. Below we have listed the paints that we consider to be the best for use on certain property types:

  • Coastal or exposed properties: – Rustoleum Murfill or Glixtone High Performance Masonry Paint AC1
  • Inland or in a sheltered properties: – Bedec Extra Flex
  • Older buildings or properties with lime render: – Keim Soldalit or Mapei Silancolor

To help you decide, read on for more information on the masonry paints listed below. Please bear in mind that this is a loose idea of our most popular masonry paints. We would prefer to discuss with customers before they jump in making a decision.

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


Rust-Oleum Murfill Renovation Paint

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Rustoleum Murfill Renovation Paint is 400% Elastomeric. Bridges gaps up to 2mm. 100% waterproof, washable and micro-porous.

In addition, Murfill Renovation paint is best used in normal and industrial environments where the need for protection and resistance is a necessity. Over a period of time surfaces will tend to deteriorate and their conditions will worsen due to the atmosphere. Moreover, Murfill Renovation Paint works well as a resistance to carbonisation and corrosion and is perfect for use on exterior walls.

Features Technical Details
  • Firsly it is up to 400% elastic
  • Secondly it is 100% waterproof, washable and micro porous
  • Furthermore it has excellent resistance against dirt thanks to its unique formulation
  • Meanwhile it protects reinforced concrete against carbonisation and corrosion
  • In short, it has a long lifespan
  • In addition it bridges gaps up to 2mm
  • Water based
  • Matt Finish
  • Theoretical Coverage: Approximately 400g per m2 with 2 coats depending on the application and substrate
  • Tintable to Colourshop mixing machine colour ranges. Approx 30,000 colours
  • Available in 6 and 15 Kg tubs


Glixtone High Performance Masonry Paint AC1

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Glixtone AC1 Masonry Paint offers a life expectancy of 30 years and exceptional level of protection from the elements.

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


Features Technical Details
  • Firstly, life Expectancy of 30 years
  • Secondly, outstanding resistance to weathering and is UV stable
  • Furthermore it is dirt repellent and excellent salt water, alkali, acid, oil and grease resistance
  • Subsequently, it contains a film protective fungicide/algaecide
  • Meanwhile the elastomeric film resists cracking and moves with the substrate
  • Water based – environmentally friendly
  • Tested to BS 476 Parts 6 & 7 and
    meets Class ‘0’
  • Theoretical Coverage: 6 square meters per litre
  • Finally, it is tintable to pastel colours
  • Available in 5 litres


Bedec Extra Flex Masonry Paint

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Bedec Extra Flex Elastomeric Microporous Masonry Paint with up to 400% elasticity for use over cracks.

Extra-Flex is best used to bridge hairline cracks found in exterior walls. It is ideally suited for the protection of exterior masonry, roughcast, pebble-dash, brickwork, cement and concrete rendered surfaces. Furthermore, this paint provides surfaces with a smooth, long lasting finish that stretches up to 400%. Subsequently, this will aid the prevention of further cracking after the fine cracks have been bridged.

Features Technical Details
  • Firstly it stretches up to 400%
  • Secondly, protects surfaces against further damages caused by weathering
  • Sequently, it is a long lasting coating
  • For example it has fine crack bridging
  • In conclusion it is microporous
  • Water based – environmentally friendly
  • Smooth finish masonry paint
  • Theoretical Coverage: 10 m2 per litre
  • Touch dry in 2 hours
  • Available to mix in pastel colours and most colours available by special order
  • Available in 5 litres

Keim Soldalit Silicate

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Multi-purpose exterior sol silicate paint system based on a combination of silica sol and potassium silicate binding agents.

Keim Soldalit Silicate Paint is firstly used for providing an ultra resistant coating to exterior walls made out of mineral substrates. Furthermore, you can apply it to all substrates that have been coated with a sound dispersion and silicon based paint.

Features Technical Details
  • Firstly, it offers the benefits of extremely long service life, breathability, water repellence and environmental sustainability
  • Secondly, it has high weathering resistance
  • In addition it is highly water repellent
  • Likewise, no solvents and plasticisers added
  • Above all, it resists algal and fungal growth
  • Water Based
  • LuL APR No.2471 approved
  • Available in most BS and RAL Colours
  • Theoretical Coverage: For a two coat application the consumption rate is 0.45kg per m2
  • Available in 5 and 25 Kg tubs

Mapei Silancolor Masonry Paint

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A silicone resin based paint that has the advantages of traditional mineral based paints as well as synthetic paints.

In short, Mapei Silancolor Paint is developed for exterior and interior substrates. It produces a very permeable coating that is extremely resistant to water vapour and moisture. Finally, Mapei Silancolor Paint offers high adhesion to all types of traditional renders and old well bonded paints.

Features Technical Details
  • Firstly, it is touch dry 20- 30 minutes
  • Secondly, it has a drying time 24 hours
  • Furthermore, it leaves the substrate permeable to water vapour and considerably water repellent
  • Subsequently, it is highly resistant to alkalis, cleaning, U.V. rays and general weathering without altering its properties
  • Application temperature range from +8 degrees
  • Do not apply Silancolor Paint if the temperature is lower than +10 degrees C.
  • Do not apply Silancolor Paint on damp substrates, or substrates which are not cured
  • Theoretical Coverage: 5.7m2 per Kg per coat
  • Available in 20 Kg tubs
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