Magnolia and Cream Masonry Paint

Magnolia Paints

One again we return to our series on exterior paints.  Today, we take a look at another classic which is very common here in the UK, as we delve into the world of Magnolia and Cream Masonry Paint.

Magnolia’s and creams are often favoured over white because they are seen to be less ‘clinical’ looking. They are also often associated with period properties and listed buildings.  It is worth pointing our here that if you do own a listed building you should check before painting the exterior as you will probably need listed building consent – particularly if the painting affects the character of the property.

Psychology of Magnolia and Cream Masonry Paint

  • Creams and Magnolia’s are seen as sophisticated colours
  • As with white, creams generate thoughts of simplicity and efficiency
  • They also evoke a sense of history – hence why many listed buildings are painted in these timeless colours
  • Furthermore, some experts believe that choosing a colour with a dash of yellow (such as magnolia) makes potential buyers believe they are getting a bit more for their money

Cream and Magnolia Painted Buildings

Here are a few images to help inspire you and to prove that cream and magnolia does not always equal bland and boring – it can in fact be quite the opposite!

Magnolia House

Should you require a little more convincing we recommend searching for either magnolia or cream house ideas on Pinterest.

Where Can I Buy Magnolia And Cream Masonry Paint?

Promain distribute for a wide range of manufacturers of masonry paint, including Rust-Oleum, Mapei, Glixtone and Keim. We understand what a daunting subject exterior painting can be – especially for the less experienced. Having been established for over 30 years, Promain will provide you with the best products for your projects and all the Technical Advice you could need. All of our paints are of a high quality, and as a result will last longer. In addition with our extensive range we are able to cater for all budgets.

When you are measuring the walls for the amount of masonry paint you require, please take into account that pebble dash (a masonry finish that has small to medium stones added) will require more masonry paint. This is due to the increased surface area that the stones texture creates.

Below are some of our most popular Masonry Paint products to help you along the way:

Glixtone High Performance Masonry Paint AC1

Magnolia Masonry PaintGlixtone AC1 is an anti-carbonation, high performance masonry paint. It is especially relevant for seafront housing, hotels, marina walls, harbour buildings, boatyards, car parks and any area susceptible to carbon pollution.

This Masonry Coating provides property owners with a cost effective means of protecting exterior building surfaces. Formulated to the very highest standards it provides exceptional durability of up to 30 years.

Features Technical Details
  • Outstanding resistance to weathering and also UV stable
  • Life Expectancy of 30 years
  • Contains a film protective fungicide/algaecide
  • Do not thin, use directly from the can
  • Elastomeric film resists cracking and moves with the substrate
  • Water based – environmentally friendly
  • Smooth finish with a slight sheen
  • Theoretical Coverage: 6m² per litre
  • Tintable to cream and magnolia pastel colours including Gardenia
  • Available in 5 Litres


Keim Soldalit

Keim Soldalit Cream Masonry PaintKeim Soldalit Silicate Paint is a highly developed, and multi purpose, exterior sol silicate paint system based on a combination of silica sol and potassium silicate binding agents. It is available in most BS and RAL colours on request to provide you with a highly decorative coating.

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 a wide range of colours
  • Available in both 5 and 25 Kg tins

Bedec Extra Flex

Cream Masonry PaintExtra-Flex is best used to bridge hairline cracks found in exterior walls. Most noteworthy is that it is ideally suited for the protection of exterior masonry, roughcast, pebble-dash, brickwork, cement and concrete rendered surfaces.

This paint provides surfaces with a smooth and long lasting finish that stretches up to 400%, to aid the prevention of further cracking after the fine cracks have been bridged.

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

Tinting Masonry Paint

Unlike other manufacturers such as Sandtex Masonry Paint or B&Q Masonry Paint, Promain are able to tint the majority of our paints to a colour of your choice. As a result of Promain having our own tinting machines, many of our products are available on a 1-2 day service (dependant on quantity). All we require is a small business card sized sample that we can scan onto our machine to match the colour.

Here we have listed some of our most popular cream and magnolia shades to give you a guideline as to what we can achieve with our tinting machine. Please note however, that these shades are for guidance only and can vary between output devices.

The Traditional Paint Company Cream Shades

Chaldon Down
Ellington Hillesley
Mickleton Offley Owlsmoor Moreleigh
RAL 1013
Oyster White
RAL 1015
Light Ivory
RAL 9001
RAL 9003
Signal White
Peach / Cameo
Honeysuckle Cream
BS381C 352
Pale Cream
BS381C 353
Deep Cream
BS381C 367
BS381C 369

Furthermore, you can find a full comprehensive list of RAL, BS 381C and BS 4800 colours, on our Colour Charts web page.

So, Which Cream or Magnolia Masonry Paint Is Best For My Home?

There is not really a straightforward answer to this question. Something that is suited to one property is not necessarily going to be the best product for your own. Therefore before you make the crucial decision you should ask yourself some relevant questions to help you with your final choice:

If you are unsure of any of the answers or have a question that you feel has not be answered in this article, you can always contact our technical team for further advice. Promain‘s team are available Monday to Friday and will be happy to answer any queries you may have.


Finally, Cream Masonry Paint is also sometimes know as:

  • masonery paint
  • masonary paint
  • exterior wall paint
  • exterior masonry paint
  • cream masonary paint
  • Off white masonry paint
  • masonry paoint
  • gardenia masonry paint
  • pebbledash paint
  • pebble dash paint
  • paint for pebbledash
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