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Paints come in many different types due to the different environments where they will be used. The surfaces that can be painted include masonry, wood, metal, plastic, vinyl and composites. Paints are designed to decorate and protect the surface they cover. All kinds of paint can be found at the builders merchants in Kent or closest hardware store.
What is a Masonry Surface?
A masonry surface can include concrete, stucco, brick and mortar, cement, sandstone and more. Masonry surfaces can be challenging when it comes to painting as there can be flaking, dust, expansion and contraction and uneven surfaces. The surface must be prepared well in advance to the painting to get a good quality effect. Cracks and scratches in the surface should be repaired so it is a flat, smooth surface ready for painting. There are also special products for cleaning masonry surfaces in preparation for painting.
Types of Masonry Paint
Masonry paint is developed with a special formula to make it paint smoothly on too rougher and more porous surfaces. It is normally susceptible to absorbing moisture so it should be breathable where it is located so that moisture cannot enter or get trapped beneath the paint.
Masonry paint can come in:
The most popular form of masonry primer is usually oil-based and the top coat latex. There are also some paints that come with additives that are supposed to control flaking, dust and crumbling of the surface and others that include PVA to stick better to the surface.