Is paint best for my walls or is there something better?

paint

Your exterior walls of very important I am sure you are aware.

So these walls must be weatherproofed and not just painted right?

But what is the best thing to go on the walls.?

Paint?

Maybe not.

We recommend masonry Coatings, which come in many forms, mixtures, colours, effects and finishes, but which is right for YOUR home? Never Paint Again explain the different types of masonry wall coatings and will help you discover which wall coating may be suitable for your house.

Masonry walls require some form of protection after they are built, or the weather, and the elements in the atmosphere in general, would erode the wall, causing great, and irreparable damage.

Let’s consider which type is suitable for your house.

The most common type of masonry coating is of course masonry paint, the type that anyone can buy in a DIY shop. The results of painting with a normal paint, to the exterior of a house are sometimes not quite as expected, especially if the painter is a novice.

Masonry coatings?

The challenge is to find a suitable masonry coating or covering that not only looks good, but is SUITABLE for the wall the coating is being applied to, and the factors of longevity, durability, weather resistance, and value for money!

(TIP: Each title below is a LINK which opens a new window to display in pictures, the type of masonry coating being looked at in each section.)

What types of Masonry Coatings exist and what should they be use for?

Hand holding paint brush painting a window1. Masonry paint:

This is, as above, the most common form of masonry coating and it’s durability is usually related to the initial cost: Buy a cheap tin of paint and you would be best pouring it away rather than trying to paint with it!)

It also will only last as long as the competence of the person painting. If the paint is of a good quality and is applied by a professional painter and decorator, an estimated lifespan of only about 2 years maximum before the paint fades, cracks and flakes, is optimistic to say the least.

If your home has painted masonry walls, you would be only too aware of the cost over the years of having the house painted, then painted again, and again, and so on………

The main drawback is that often people paint masonry walls with a total lack of preparation, and then stand back and scratch their heads and wonder why all that effort and hard work has resulted in the wall looking terrible! Paint is decorative only and will NOT protect the wall substrate.

Opened Paint Cans

SUITABILITY: This type of paint is ok for small areas or for “tarting up” the garden wall, for example.

Masonry paint may be cheaper initially, but over the long term, you may as well not bother!

2. Textured Resin-based Wall Coatings

These wall coatings are ideal for masonry walls as, not only does a great deal of preparation precede the application of a textured wall coating, it brings many benefits that paint does not.

This type of wall finish does NOT: Peel, fade, crack, flake or fade! An added bonus is the fact they also stop instances of penetrating damp. To ascertain whether textured coatings are suitable for your home, why not take a look at the gallery pages of finished wall coated homes?

before and after photo of house painting

The gallery pages consists of project pages where you see and read about a selection of jobs done by the teams at NPA pro wall coating installers, and there are LOADS of examples, so why not take a look?

SUITABILITY: Most walls, with the correct preparation, will accept a masonry wall coating like this, although very old homes built with Adobe or Devon cob, would NOT be suitable.

3. Fine textured masonry wall coatings

We supply and install NPA masonry coatings in all different grades and therefore, the fine textured version of the masonry coated we looked above, is ideal for smooth render walls or walls with a brand new coat of render, and once again, this depends on personal preference, the cost is the same as a course grade coating.

front of house before wall coatings

SUITABILITY: Smooth rendered walls

4. Smooth masonry wall coatings

Once again, we revisit the NPA range of coatings and the smooth finish is ideally suited for smooth rendered properties of render or stucco, and especially listed buildings where a texture finish, no matter how fine, would be unsuitable.

SUITABILITY: Walls in excellent condition and some listed buildings.

5. GRC Coloured “Through Render” Masonry wall coatings

A more recent addition to the NEVER PAINT AGAIN range of masonry coatings and by far the most hard wearing, these coloured render masonry coatings are suitable for more or less ANY wall surface and can dramatically change the appearance of any property. Click the title above to read more.

finished grc render job

The rendering team finish the job!

SUITABILITY: Any home or commercial building, especially ones requiring a degree of insulation.

6. Clear coat, “invisible” masonry wall coatings and damp proofing.

When you have a wall that is not painted and you do not wish to have it painted, a transparent wall coating is the ideal solution. These coatings are highly durable and come with a full wall restoration package from our expert installation teams.

It has special dispersing agents added to give maximum depth of penetration into the wall. This durable waterproof wall coating is IDEAL for those who wish to protect their homes from damp, erosion and the wet weather. The product has also been proven to halt the effects of EROSION in your walls.

brick cleaning from never paint again

SUITABILITY: Unpainted brick or natural stone walls, concrete etc.

So which is the best masonry coating for your house?

If you have decided which coating you would like to find out more about, or if you still haven’t the foggiest idea, don’t worry! Call the team today for impartial advice on what’s best for your house.

Phone us FREE on (0800) 970 4928

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