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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:50 am 
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Hi All. Recently moved into a bungalow and need to paint and exterior wall that is flaking. I realise that I need to remove the flaking, before applying a new coat of paint. Any suggestions for a decent exterior white paint. I have seen deluxe weather shield being advertised. Any advice much appreciated.


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Ok. I have never needed to use masonry paint which is what you are asking for. The important question is how long will it last and there is only one way to find out. Try and see.

If I had any exterior painting to do (I am a diyer) I would now use Sandtex trade, with "trade" being the operative word. All Sandtex has ever made is exterior paints. See: www.sandtextrade.co.uk. You may want smooth paint or textured which is like it has sand in it.

Read the specification/data sheet for what preparation you need, esp. if you have powdery surfaces where the old paint is coming off. If you old paint is peeling off, whatever you put on it may only last as long the underlying paint holds on.

There are other paints too.



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OchAye wrote:
There are other paints too.


Yes. We recently (2 years) moved to a house that is painted white and we started by using Wilko Masonry Paint - great.... until a year later it looks grot, and, when you pressure wash a previously (Wilko) painted wall, it all just comes off in tiny flakes.

Sandtex was on offer at Screwfix (cheaper than Wickes) so got some, and it is entirely different to apply, much thicker.

Only time will tell but it does feel like a much better product. Ask me again next year.



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Family member had whole house ext walls painted in Dulux Trade Weathershield Timeless white.



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I have always used Weathershield Trade. The good thing about exteriors is you can see what they look like every time you drive past, and the exterior walls that I have painted still look good, some of them nine years later.

Note - rendered walls are generally not designed to be cleaned with a pressure washer!



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