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Masonry Paint - Undercoat
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Old 31-07-2011, 10:51 PM
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Default Masonry Paint - Undercoat

Am taking the outside of a dark painted house back to light brown. I asked in the paint shop about using an undercoat as it is such a big change of colour and it was suggested that I use emulsion as the undercoat and then a good quality masonry paint as the top coat. Is there anyone in the know that can advise me if this is a good idea.
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Old 01-08-2011, 8:03 AM
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no emulsion is for inside , masonry paint is for outside , just use the masonry paint and give it however many coats it needs , 2 should be plenty
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Old 01-08-2011, 8:59 PM
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What he told me was that emulsion paint was the starting product and then more ingredients were added to make it masonry paint.
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Interior paint is interior paint. Exterior paint is exterior paint.

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what shop was it that actually told you this ? i do not know of any reputable paint store that would give such misinformation ,
if it was the case to put emulsion on the walls and then masonry paint such instructions would be given on the side , if the tin has such instructions then i stand corrcted ,
i would imagine that if you did go down this route then you'd have to change your user name to always extremely harrased
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if the colour change is so drastic it will require 3 coats many painters would use emulsion as a 1st coat TBH I can't see the problem, if you were planning to use emulsion a top coat that would be a different story!
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if the colour change is so drastic it will require 3 coats many painters would use emulsion as a 1st coat TBH I can't see the problem, if you were planning to use emulsion a top coat that would be a different story!
many painters bodgers would use emulsion as a 1st coat. See Post #4.

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As others said emulsion is for interior its not designed for external use.
sorry can only type with one hand as i broke my wrist
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if the colour change is so drastic it will require 3 coats many painters would use emulsion as a 1st coat TBH I can't see the problem, if you were planning to use emulsion a top coat that would be a different story!
no genuine painter would do this , they would just allow for more masonry paint in their quote . they are , give or take a couple of pounds the same price so why would anyone bother getting emulsion .
you are talking rubbish
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no genuine painter would do this , they would just allow for more masonry paint in their quote . they are , give or take a couple of pounds the same price so why would anyone bother getting emulsion .
you are talking rubbish

thanks but as a decorator with 12 years in the trade I can assure you that many decs will do this, finding ones who'll own up to it in public is a different matter
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thanks but as a decorator with 12 years in the trade I can assure you that many decs will do this, finding ones who'll own up to it in public is a different matter
i've been in the trade for 30 years and all the people i've worked with have never done this ,
maybe the people you are thinking of aren't actually painters but cowboys/bodgers ,
painters who care about their work and reputation would not do this ,
if the paint all comes off you'll have a hell of a job putting it right and it will cost far more than a coat of emulsion , it's not worth the risk
, i guess the people you are thinking of will have taken the cash and disapeared when it comes to putting it right .
why would you put emulsion on when masonry paint is the around the same price
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thanks but as a decorator with 12 years in the trade I can assure you that many decs will do this, finding ones who'll own up to it in public is a different matter

tut tut tut iv not been a "decorator" for as long as you have but i can honestly say i never have and never will use emulsion outside
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