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Anyone have good/bad things to say about the several different kinds (and
prices!) of masonry paint in the catalogue? Front of the house could do
with being painted before the cold/wet really sets in ......


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Looking into this myself at the moment.

Pliolite resin-based paints are supposed to be superior. They are
often (always?) spirit-based and have smaller particles which
penetrate the masonry better, so the paint bonds better. They are
also designed to continually shed a microscopically thin outer
layer, making them self-cleaning. Or so the blurb says. They tend
to be more expensive but also tend to have a longer guarantee
than standard water-based paints.

I'll probably go for someting like that as the paint is for a
difficult location with respect to moisture. Screwfix only does
it in white but other colours are available elsewhere. I just got
a free MacPherson colour chart from www.decoratingdirect.co.uk.
The MacPherson Pliolite product is available in many shades.
Can't yet vouch for its quality though.

W.


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Looking into this myself at the moment.

Pliolite resin-based paints are supposed to be superior. They are
often (always?) spirit-based and have smaller particles which

(useful info snipped ...)

Mmm .. interesting. I couldn't decide between the Leyland Truguard and the
Screwfix Textured paint when I asked the question ... The Truguard stuff,
being solvent-based, will need an 8 can of thinners to go with it for
cleaning rollers and brushes that would not be required for a water-based
paint though, and cost *is* an issue ... Decisions, decisions ...


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Screwfix Textured paint when I asked the question ... The
Truguard stuff,

Either use a cheap roller/brush and throw them away afterwards,
or see if you can use white spirit.

I just checked up on the MacPherson product at
http://www.decoratingdirect.co.uk/viewprod/m/MPK/ (I have no
connection with this company). The tech. data sheeet says to use
turps/white spirit for cleaning.

How long will you be staying in this place? 5-10 years may not
justify the extra for a better quality product. Beyond that it
may delay the need to repaint, thereby saving money and hassle in
the long run. The self-cleaning aspect may also be worth a few
quid more - I don't know if typical water-based paints have this
feature.

The only other tip I can add is that gloss finishes show up
surface imperfections more.

W.



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Mike Faithfull wrote:
"Woodspoiler"
wrote in message ...
Looking into this myself at the moment.

Pliolite resin-based paints are supposed to be superior. They are
often (always?) spirit-based and have smaller particles which

(useful info snipped ...)

Mmm .. interesting. I couldn't decide between the Leyland Truguard
and the Screwfix Textured paint when I asked the question ... The
Truguard stuff, being solvent-based, will need an 8 can of thinners
to go with it for cleaning rollers and brushes that would not be
required for a water-based paint though, and cost *is* an issue ...
Decisions, decisions ...


Relative had outside of house painted recently.
The contractors left all the rollers and brushes behind.
When I phoned them about this they said they regarded them as disposable,
the cost of the solvent was not an issue but the time was...




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"BillR" wrote in message
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Mike Faithfull wrote:
"Woodspoiler"
wrote in message ...
Looking into this myself at the moment.

Pliolite resin-based paints are supposed to be superior. They are
often (always?) spirit-based and have smaller particles which

(useful info snipped ...)

Mmm .. interesting. I couldn't decide between the Leyland Truguard
and the Screwfix Textured paint when I asked the question ... The
Truguard stuff, being solvent-based, will need an 8 can of thinners
to go with it for cleaning rollers and brushes that would not be
required for a water-based paint though, and cost *is* an issue ...
Decisions, decisions ...


Relative had outside of house painted recently.
The contractors left all the rollers and brushes behind.
When I phoned them about this they said they regarded them as disposable,
the cost of the solvent was not an issue but the time was...


I can understand why it makes sense for a contractor, but time is less of an
issue for me. However, as they will probably cost less than the thinners
anyway, using cheap rollers and brushes and treating them as 'consumables'
is a great idea!


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On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 13:22:06 -0000, "Mike Faithfull"
wrote:

I can understand why it makes sense for a contractor, but time is less of an
issue for me. However, as they will probably cost less than the thinners
anyway, using cheap rollers and brushes and treating them as 'consumables'
is a great idea!


With cheap brushes you need to wash them in Grecian 2000 first
otherwise the hairs fall out

PoP

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"Woodspoiler" wrote in message ...
Looking into this myself at the moment.

Pliolite resin-based paints are supposed to be superior. They are
often (always?) spirit-based and have smaller particles which
penetrate the masonry better, so the paint bonds better. They are
also designed to continually shed a microscopically thin outer
layer, making them self-cleaning. Or so the blurb says. They tend
to be more expensive but also tend to have a longer guarantee
than standard water-based paints.

I'll probably go for someting like that as the paint is for a
difficult location with respect to moisture. Screwfix only does
it in white but other colours are available elsewhere. I just got
a free MacPherson colour chart from www.decoratingdirect.co.uk.
The MacPherson Pliolite product is available in many shades.
Can't yet vouch for its quality though.


Looks like this is based on a styrene butadene resin, which is a
rubbery type. Standard SBR from builders merchants is water based, and
has very good water resistance, so the solvent based version might be
even better. I'll get the shade card myself I think.
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