masonary paint

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by kidspud, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. kidspud

    kidspud Member

    Should be a nice simple question.

    I have fresh render (only 2 weeks old) which I will be looking to paint as soon as the weather permits.

    What paint/prep would people recommend.
  2. unphased

    unphased Screwfix Select

    masonry paint would be fine
  3. Ben

    Ben New Member

    Before I paint new render, I always coat the render with stablilising solution first. I find it helps bond the paint to the render, but I don't know if this is standard practice for painters.
  4. out of africa

    out of africa New Member

    Freshly rendered surface is quite alkaline. Bens advice to use stabilising solution is quite correct. It also saves on paint (lower absorbtion).

    I normally use waterbased masonry paint but instead of using stabilising solution I dilute the first coat of paint by 10%, i.e. 500ml water to 5 liter of paint. I apply slowly (to prevent dripping and splashing) using a cheap roller. If it is good quality masonry paint, when you apply the second coat it should completely cover the plaster.
  5. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Would it make sense to let the masonry weather for a few weeks? Get some good ol' rain to wash away the excess alkaline?
  6. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Ha ha ha ha and bluddy ha ha ...... etc .......

    ‘Let the masonry weather for a few weeks’ ...........

    Have you seen the date of the post :D

    It’s been dragged up by another idiot t osser low life :confused:

    Good point though DA :)
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  7. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Fair do's - it must be ready for a coat after 15 years... :oops:

    (Pfffft - I could have deleted my post and made yours look silly... :p )
  8. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    All in jest liquorice :)

    Unlike these blinking trolls, getting more and more frequent and idiotic

    SF need to up their game to prevent / eradicate these idiots ASAP
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  9. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    We wish!

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