Going Potty For Terracotta Masonry Paint

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As we return to our series on exterior masonry paint colours, today we take a look at a real classic – Terracotta. As you will have seen over our continued series, Promain can provide you with advice and inspiration to create the perfect kerb appeal for your property. Continue reading to see why terracotta masonry paint could be just what you are looking for to brighten up the exterior of your home!

Terracotta in Colour Psychology

  • Terracotta appears in the colour spectrum as a shade of dark orange – almost brown
  • Like other shades of orange, terracotta signifies richness
  • People who favour this colour are said to be warm & sociable
  • Terracotta also makes us think of life in the Mediterranean

Terracotta Properties to Inspire

If you are a little concerned that terracotta could be a bit bold and possibly even aggressive looking, don’t worry. There are probably more shades of terracotta thank you might think! As you can see from the images below, terracotta can be light or dark and all can look simply stunning.

Brown Houses


Which Manufacturers Sell Terracotta Masonry Paint?

Once you have made the decision to paint the exterior of your home, you will want to make sure you purchase the correct and best masonry paint for the job. There are a number of exterior masonry paint‘s on the market today. As distributors for many of the UK’s largest paint manufacturers, Promain can provide you not only with the perfect product for your needs, but can also provide advice on application and maintenance. We provide professional products at prices to suit all budgets. Furthermore, unlike many DIY brands such as Wickes masonry paint or Dulux Weathershield, Promain can tint the paint to your preferred shade, giving you much more freedom of choice.

Here is just a small sample of some of the exterior masonry paints available through Promain:

Sika Sikagard 550W

Blue Masonry Paint PromainSika’s Sikagard 550W is an exterior wall coating which has excellent resistance to both harsh elements and ageing.  These anti carbonation coatings are designed to protect the masonry from pollutants in urban areas.

This masonry paint is a perfect solution for customers looking for either an intense or lighter shade of terracotta masonry paint. It can be tinted to thousands of colours no matter the intensity.

Features Technical Details
  • Environmentally friendly (solvent free)
  • Bridges cracks, even at low temperatures (-20°C)
  • Can be diluted with water
  • Provides good resistance against weathering and also ageing
  • Sikagard 550W has received a BBA Certificate
  • Theoretical Coverage: Approx. 0.75 Litres per m²
  • Tintable to a vast range of BS and RAL colours
  • Available in 15 Litres

Rustoleum Murfill Renovation Paint

murfill-renovation-1-promainMurfill Renovation Paint is 400% Elastomeric, bridging gaps up to 2 mm. It is also 100% waterproof, washable and micro-porous.

This paint is especially relevant in normal and industrial environments where the need for protection and resistance is a necessity. Murfill Renovation Paint works well as a resistance to carbonation and corrosion and is perfect for use on exterior walls.

Features Technical Details
  • Washable and micro-porous
  • For use on either exterior or interior walls
  • Semi-liquid, ready to use product that is easy to apply
  • Matt Finish
  • Excellent resistance to ageing
  • Suitable for normal and industrial environments.
  • Elastic up to 400%
  • Permanently elastic until minus 30°C.
  • Water vapour permeable
  • Bridges gaps up to 2 mm
  • Theoretical Coverage: 400g per m2 with 2 coats
  • Tintable to approx 30,000 colours
  • Available in 6 and 15 Kg


Keim Soldalit

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

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


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

Mapei Silexcolor Mineral Silicate Masonry Paint

Blue Masonry PaintMapei Silicate based, vapour-permeable Mineral Silicate Masonry Paint for cement or lime based renders.

Recommended for painting porous vertical interior or exterior surfaces where protection against elements such as rain and frost is required. Silexcolor Paint is a single component modified potassium-silicate-based paint with selected fillers and pigments resistant to natural light.

Features Technical Details
  • Suitable for interior and exterior application
  • Breathable Paint
  • Protective masonry paint for cement or lime based renders
  • Excellent resistance to ageing, freezing weather conditions, and de-icing salts
  • Consumption 350 to 450 g per m2 for two coats
  • Complies with DIN 18363
  • Application by brush or roller
  • Part of the NBS Plus System
  • Available in a wide range of RAL colours
  • Available in 20 Kg tubs


Fletton Bricks

Brown Masonry PaintFirstly, one of the most common questions we hear is “can I paint fletton bricks?”

Commonly used in the construction industry, Fletton Bricks tend to have a very patchy colour. Additionally, some people find this look unappealing and would prefer a more uniform colour to their property.

First of all, when painting over these bricks we strongly advise you use a good quality paint. As a result, using a cheap exterior masonry paint from the high street is likely to result in flaking and peeling. Subsequently, this will consequently leave you with a less than desirable façade.

However, please take a look at our article “How To Paint Fletton Bricks” for more information on this tricky subject.

So, Which Terracotta Masonry Paint Is Best For My Home?

As we have mentioned in our earlier articles you will need to ask yourself a few questions to help determine which is the most suitable and relevant masonry paint for your property:

Kerb Appeal

Furthermore, if are you looking to find out more about kerb appeal for your property? Take a look at this interesting article by Phil Spencer of Location, Location, Location: Kerb Appeal

Share Your Project Pictures With Us!

Finally, once you have completed your work, why not show it off? We would love to see pictures of your project, either as before and after shots or just the finished article. We may even be able to use your photo’s on our web site – with your permission of course! Consequently, if this is something you would be interested in, please contact us today!

In conclusion, you may need any further assistance with choosing the correct terracotta masonry paint? Contact our Technical Team are available Monday to Friday and will be happy to assist you further.

Masonry Paint is also sometimes known as:

  • masonary paint
  • masonery paint
  • exterior wall paint
  • toasted terracotta masonry paint
  • brick paint colours
  • Homebase terracotta masonry paint
  • brown masonry paint
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