Masonry Paint, £6.99 for 5L at Aldi (from Sunday 28 April)
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Masonry Paint, £6.99 for 5L at Aldi (from Sunday 28 April)

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Found 24th Apr 2013
I'm looking for masonry paint and have come across this offer from Aldi - haven't spotted cheaper elsewhere, but also don't know anything of the quality (hopefully others can help there)

Available in white and magnolia.

Shame that I'm actually looking for a yellow paint!

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Thanks for this just what I need

For your average job on your own home: given the time you invest in prepping and painting, and having been stung myself by cheap (i.e. low quality/budget paint) in the past, I'm of the opinion that you'd be better off with a tried-and-trusted brand (e.g. Dulux Weathershield) than chancing your arm with this. Admittedly you could pay a lot more for 'better' paints, but it's money well spent in my opinion.
For a quick 'n dirty bodgit & leggit job this might be adequate (although perhaps it'd require more coats than a 'quality' branded alternative)?
Edited by: "joshm" 24th Apr 2013

joshm

For your average job on your own home: given the time you invest in … For your average job on your own home: given the time you invest in prepping and painting, and having been stung myself by cheap (i.e. low quality/budget paint) in the past, I'm of the opinion that you'd be better off with a tried-and-trusted brand (e.g. Dulux Weathershield) than chancing your arm with this. Admittedly you could pay a lot more for 'better' paints, but it's money well spent in my opinion. For a quick 'n dirty bodgit & leggit job this might be adequate (although perhaps it'd require more coats than a 'quality' branded alternative)?



Agree with you totally, only that Aldi stuff generally tends to be very good but cheap. Hopefully someone will comment on here who has bought it before.

Last week we had our walls painted with B&Q masonry paint and it is very good. About 12 years ago we previously used B&Q masonry paint and it was still totally sound on a south facing wall before we refreshed it last week. They say on the tub it lasts 15 years.

I've got a shed (masonry type, not wood) that was painted about 14 years ago. The paintwork is flaky and patchy in areas. If I want to paint it using masonry paint, will I have to sand it down first, or will the masonry paint just stick to it and cover it ok? Any advice appreciated.

Sophiasky

I've got a shed (masonry type, not wood) that was painted about 14 years … I've got a shed (masonry type, not wood) that was painted about 14 years ago. The paintwork is flaky and patchy in areas. If I want to paint it using masonry paint, will I have to sand it down first, or will the masonry paint just stick to it and cover it ok? Any advice appreciated.



Scrape off the flaky areas and sand down any weathered patches.

"The paintwork is flaky and patchy in areas. If I want to paint it using masonry paint, will I have to sand it down first, or will the masonry paint just stick to it and cover it ok? Any advice appreciated."

Any flaky areas can be removed with a special wire brush on the end of a drill and a couple of coats of paint will cover the areas .
You can also buy a liquid for such areas called Stabilising Solution .

heres the write up from Wickes :

Exterior Stabilising Solution is a clear, highly penetrative primer, specially formulated to bind dusty or chalky exterior masonry surfaces. It is also ideal for lowering the absorbency of very porous exterior masonry surface. Exterior Stabilising Solution should be overpainted with Wickes masonry paints.

For all exterior masonry walls
A clear, highly penetrative primer
Binds chalky and dusty surfaces prior to painting
Highly penetrative to lower the surface absorbency of exterior masonry surfaces

Thank you all for the advice.

Don't buy cheap .

Ideal for me, extending a brick shed with blocks, next to boundary fence, would be to tight to get in to paint the wall so I'll paint the outward facing surface first with this before the blocks are laid ( let paint dry first), only problem what colour should I get.........

Is it white ?

@ shug119, ah good shout, But I don't know I'm leaning more towards Magnolia.......

Need some Magnolia for a outside wall.
For that price you cant go wrong.

Just seen there add, its Magnolia or White.

Has anyone ever used this?

[quote=bones23]
I'm looking for masonry paint and have come across this offer from Aldi - haven't spotted cheaper elsewhere, but also don't know anything of the quality (hopefully others can help there)
Available in white and magnolia.
Shame that I'm actually looking for yellow. [/qauote]aldi paint is excellent why not buy some testers and mix it in .sandtex sand dune is a nice yellow tester.

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beme64

[quote=bones23] I'm looking for masonry paint and have come across … [quote=bones23] I'm looking for masonry paint and have come across this offer from Aldi - haven't spotted cheaper elsewhere, but also don't know anything of the quality (hopefully others can help there)Available in white and magnolia.Shame that I'm actually looking for yellow. [/qauote]aldi paint is excellent why not buy some testers and mix it in .sandtex sand dune is a nice yellow tester.



This deal is over a year old and may no longer be available....

I have used Aldi masonary paint it covers as well as the more expensive paints I hope they are doing the deal for this summer

Sheilabeel

I have used Aldi masonary paint it covers as well as the more expensive … I have used Aldi masonary paint it covers as well as the more expensive paints I hope they are doing the deal for this summer



Yes they are but be quick it was yesterdays special 23rd April.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/masonary-paint-5ltr-6-99-from-23rd-april-2015-aldi-2190836#comments
Also there was a £5 off £40 spend in Thursday 23rd Daily Mirror.

Edited by: "oberlisc" 24th Apr 2015

bones23

I'm looking for masonry paint and have come across this offer from … I'm looking for masonry paint and have come across this offer from Aldi - haven't spotted cheaper elsewhere, but also don't know anything of the quality (hopefully others can help there)Available in white and magnolia.Shame that I'm actually looking for a yellow paint!

I am looking for white masonry paint, can you help
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