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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Earthborn’s Guide to Silicate Masonry Paint

What is silicate masonry paint?

In a nutshell, it’s a highly breathable masonry paint suitable for lime, concrete, brick, stone, concrete and pebble dash. Used on unpainted masonry surfaces it provides a durable, long-lasting finish.

Conventional acrylic based paints may stop rain driving into a wall but they also create a barrier that stops moisture escaping. It’s widely recognised that unless a wall can breathe through the paint there will be a build up of moisture within the wall, causing blown paint and plaster or render.

Can you use silicate masonry paint on lime wash?

You can use our Silicate Masonry System over existing lime wash provided it is completely sound and stable.

How does it work?

Our system works by applying primer then paint to a bare masonry surface. The two products create a chemical reaction with the masonry and essentially ‘knit’ into the surface, creating a strong bond.

Earthborn recently doubled the colour range to 48 shades, to get hold of a free colour card and to order sample pots,  head to their online shop. If you already know which shade you want, full size tubs and primer can now be ordered directly too.

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