One of the best brands in stock as part of the masonry paint range available at The Paint Shed, Johnstone's Trade Masonry Paint provides some versatile and unique products which are ideal for use outside. If you're planning to paint over brickwork and similar surfaces with a reliable matt finish that won't leave any surprises, this could be the range for you.  

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Johnstone's Trade Masonry Paint

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What is Johnstone's Trade Masonry Paint?

Johnstone's Trade Masonry Paint is a small but mighty range of paint formulated specifically for use outside on exterior surfaces which typically don't take regular matt emulsion paint well. Many people make the mistake of thinking the same paint they use on walls inside can go on their frames, and stonework outside, but this isn't the case.

Within this range you'll find some unique paints for particular jobs, and here is some information on what specific products within the range are for.

Stormshield Smooth Masonry (all colours)

The best-seller within the range, you are looking at masonry paint which is incredibly durable and has no problem at all when put up against the weather through all seasons. Exterior paints can dull down quickly from sun exposure, but this product has excellent colour retention and can be mixed to any colour you like. Also available in Brilliant White.

Johnstone's Stormshield Smooth Masonry 10L Light Colours Only

When you're looking to paint the outside of the house, especially when working around pebble dash, this 10L tub can give you up to 11sqm per litre with great opacity on creams, blues, greens, and pastels.

Stormshield Pliolite Masonry

It is always a gamble working outside in the British weather, which can turn without any warning. If you want an exterior paint which is showerproof in less than 30 minutes, Stormshield Piolite Masonry is a must. The Pliolite resin allows for application at lower temperatures, making it a good choice for painting any time of year. The brilliant white is the most popular, although it is also available mixed in your preferred colour.

Why use Johnstone's Trade Masonry Paint?

Masonry can be a tricky surface to work on, and we believe that this range does a reliable job of helping you get uneven and rough surfaces to take paint in a way that won't leave you with blemishes or patches on the wall. Most products also allow for relocating in around 24 hours, making it the ideal outdoor paint for a weekend DIY job.

What surfaces does Johnstone's Trade Masonry work best on?

It helps to think of masonry as an umbrella term for many different surfaces. Johnstone's Trade Masonry Paint can be used on:

  • Brickwork
  • Cement
  • Concrete
  • Pebbledash
  • Metalwork (if primed correctly)
  • Some softwoods (if primed correctly)

If you plan on painting the likes of concrete in the driveway of the floor of the garage, check out our full range of floor paint.

What is the typical recoat time for Johnstone's Trade Masonry?

You're looking at a paint which can recoat in 16-24 hours (each product lists the precise recoat time in its description). 

What colours do Johnstone's Trade Masonry Paints come in?

Most of the range comes in brilliant white and black as these are the most popular colours for painting outdoors. If you have a specific colour in mind, look for products which have a colour wheel beside them. We can mix these to match any paint in the Johnstone's range.

Do I need to do anything before I paint on masonry? 

Johnstones Stabilising Solution will help a lot if you're painting on masonry for the first time. Masonry is a very porous surface, and you'll want the paint to adhere rather than seep through. This solution helps with that, due to high penetration.

Do I need anything to clean up after?

Exterior paints tend to have higher VOC content as they're solvent-based. Paints like these will usually need more than a splash of water to get your brushes and equipment dry, which is why some dependable white spirit can help. 

We recommend using Bartoline White Spirit, a top seller on the site.

Get advice for painting outdoors

If you've never painted on masonry before, it can be a little daunting. We recommend reading this article on How To Paint Masonry And Concrete Surfaces for tips on how to get started.

If you have any questions about the products on this page, get in touch, and we'll see how we can help.