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Best Masonary Paint?
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Rashid
Old 01-05-2007, 1:15 AM
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Default Best Masonary Paint?

I live near the Sea and need to repaint the exterior walls, can anyone recomend type/make of paint to use which will last.
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Old 01-05-2007, 1:21 AM
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Not near the coast, but use Sandtex which is seriously good stuff.
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Old 01-05-2007, 2:12 AM
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Dulux weather shield is also meant to be good, but sandtex are also good. I also live near sea, I am planning on painting house with either brand shortly.

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Old 01-05-2007, 7:42 AM
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dulux trade weathershield all they way for me, goes on a dream. They also do an extreme conditions paint

http://www.icipaints.co.uk/products/...onry_paint.jsp


never used it, but i'm sure it will be the dogs danglers

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Old 01-05-2007, 10:00 AM
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Dulux for me too, if you use Sandtex use the smooth the original with its rough bits tends to hold on to dirt and looks awful after a couple of years, the rain willl wash away most of the dirt from the smooth finish paint. I live about 300 yards fro the sea.

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Old 05-05-2007, 4:26 PM
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try www.biomastic.net is excellent paint and cheaper and better than sandtex
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Old 05-05-2007, 4:50 PM
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sandtex is the best.we got 4 tins in for a guy the other day quite pricey but we gave him 40% of each tin so he was happy
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Old 06-05-2007, 1:00 AM
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Dulux Weathershield.

They also have an excellent technical help line that will give good advice on preparation and application.
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Old 06-05-2007, 2:21 AM
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always used sandtex for decent jobs.
but i have also used the own brand stuff for tarting places up that are being sold. half the price.
Get some gorm.
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:04 PM
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I have had excellent, long lasting results on a house near the sea using Leyland Truguard Smooth masonry paint.

Applies by brush or spray and is sold by Screwfix in white or magnolia 12.99 5 litres (no connection with either company except as a customer!)
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Old 06-10-2008, 2:41 PM
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Default Rudest Helpdesk Ever 2008 - Dulux Wins through

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Dulux Weathershield.

They also have an excellent technical help line that will give good advice on preparation and application.
That's not true IMO.

They take the biscuit for being the worst Helpline I have ever encountered.

Ring ring:

Female Shriek at office joke - phone put down before answering.

Ring ring

Me: On your website - if you press the Cream in the Weathershield section - it goes to someone's living room. So do you have any pictures of painted houses?

Grumpy: If you can't find it on the website - then we don't.

Me: I wanted to know the difference between Dulux and Sandtex, as Dulux is more expensive. What would I be paying for?

Grumpy: I don't know - I only know about Dulux.

Me: But it's your major competitor. Don' you know anything about it's paint?
Grumpy: No.

Me: Well so sorry for wasting your time (as I'm not going to be offered any literature with different coloured houses to see what the shades look like).

Grumpy: You haven't wasted my time at all.


No - don't expect I did. He gets paid to be unhelpful.
I just paid for the call and the bad-tempered non-advice.
Thanks Grumps!

Sandtex for me.....
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Old 06-10-2008, 2:43 PM
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Just to be contrary .... Farrow & Ball. I just find that the coverage is better and the colour is "more true" .... if that's important to you.
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Old 06-10-2008, 3:05 PM
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Homebase exterior paint is great, nice colours too; not too garish!
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Old 06-10-2008, 3:24 PM
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Default Sandtex - Help desk superb!

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That's not true IMO.

They take the biscuit for being the worst Helpline I have ever encountered.

Ring ring:

Female Shriek at office joke - phone put down before answering.

Ring ring

Me: On your website - if you press the Cream in the Weathershield section - it goes to someone's living room. So do you have any pictures of painted houses?

Grumpy: If you can't find it on the website - then we don't.

Me: I wanted to know the difference between Dulux and Sandtex, as Dulux is more expensive. What would I be paying for?

Grumpy: I don't know - I only know about Dulux.

Me: But it's your major competitor. Don' you know anything about it's paint?
Grumpy: No.

Me: Well so sorry for wasting your time (as I'm not going to be offered any literature with different coloured houses to see what the shades look like).

Grumpy: You haven't wasted my time at all.


No - don't expect I did. He gets paid to be unhelpful.
I just paid for the call and the bad-tempered non-advice.
Thanks Grumps!

Sandtex for me.....
......Even before I rang the Sandtex Helpdesk.

Mr Very Cheerful Indeed:

He not only volunteered to send me a FREE paint tester by post and some colour charts but explained that it was best to try the paint out as colours on the paint charts and internet were not that accurate.

He also efficiently gave advice on the different kinds of finishes available.

I could also have an extra paint tester for an extra 1.95 postage.

Now as a mere female, I haven't a clue about paint and they are probably just the same - but I know a good Helpdesk person when I speak to one.If anything goes wrong I now know the efficiency and attitude of each company.

....Dulux.... I should head-hunt the man at Sandtex today if I were you.
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Old 27-12-2011, 1:32 AM
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Sorry my dad and i have been using Sandtex on his bungalow for 25 years and it flakes every 2 years. Even preparing the walls and washing with sugar soap brings a bad result. This summer we switched to Dulux Weathershield (non trade) from B&Q. So far all looks good so fingers crossed.

I even notcied that the Sandtex flaked within months of winter arriving!

Hope this helps.
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Old 27-12-2011, 9:38 AM
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I used to live in a park home and rec. moved to 'normal ' terraced house . I've large amount of Resitex still sealed [ about 2 years old ]. Could I use this on house and back garden wall [ or donate to my ex neighbours ? !! ]
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Old 27-12-2011, 10:41 AM
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I even notcied that the Sandtex flaked within months of winter arriving!
Thats a preparation problem.

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Could I use this on house and back garden wall
What does it say on the tin?

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Old 27-12-2011, 11:20 AM
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Crown Sandtex all the way for me
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