Paint by project
Stepping into your local DIY store to pick out the right paint for the outside of your house can be daunting. Follow our simple guide to the products in the Weathershield range so you can start with everything you need for your project and avoid making multiple trips that’ll slow down your efforts.
Before embarking on your exterior paintwork project, here are a few things to consider to help you get it right first time.
When figuring out how much paint you’ll need, calculate the width and height of the entire house then remember to subtract measurements of windows and doors for an accurate final total, so you can get the right quantity of paint.
This will vary depending on which Weathershield product you use. Weathershield All Weather Smooth Masonry paint typically provides coverage of 15m2/L, compared to 9m2/L coverage for Weathershield All Weather Textured Masonry paint. Weathershield Ultimate Protection Smooth Masonry paint provides coverage of 12m2/L.
A rough surface can double the amount of paint you need. Using textured masonry paint tailored to your surface will reduce the number of coats needed – Dulux Colour Mixing Weathershield Textured Masonry paint provides even coverage for uneven surfaces. Use Dulux Weathershield Smooth Masonry paint for smooth surfaces, both with 15-year guaranteed all-weather protection.
If your colour choice is much darker or lighter than the original, applying a primer will make your new paint colour adhere better to the surface.
Remember to clean the entire surface of your exterior to avoid ruining your paintwork with dust or mould. A rented pressure-washer is a cost- and time-efficient way of doing this.
For a smooth and seamless finish, fill any cracks and holes with Polycell Polyfilla before painting.
Painting the outside of your house can take time, so give yourself the best start with the right tools and prep for a smooth-sailing project.
It’s important you can reach all areas of your outer walls safely, so make sure the steps you use are in good condition and tall enough for the job.
Protect any garden paving and grass by covering them with a good-quality dust sheet below the area you are painting.
Rollers and extension pole
Painting large surface areas and hard-to-reach places is made easier by attaching a roller to the end of one of these.
This is a must for a clean line between trim and masonry, plus it’s great for masking off details like metal door knobs that you want to avoid getting paint on.
Natural paint brushes are best for oil-based paints while synthetic brushes are best for water-based paints.
Using the right paint for the right surface makes a difference in the quality of the finish. Whether you’re searching for mould-protected paint film or a flexible fix for hairline cracks, pick masonry paint tailored to your needs for the best results in exterior protection. Our All Weather Protection formula is so reliable, we’re making a unique promise to you. If your walls peel, flake or there is mould growth in the paint film while you live in your home, we’ll return the value of a replacement product to you.
Available in both smooth and textured finishes, this versatile wall paint protects against dirt, mould and all-weather conditions, with specially formulated Stay Clean technology that stays active for up to 15 years, so you can trust in its long-lasting colour and finish. See how All Weather Protection gives cleaner walls for longer here.
Unique Alkali Guard technology shields surfaces from damaging salt. With a formula suitable for covering hairline cracks and a time-saving, 2-in-1 built-in primer, it’s a high-performance paint that makes it even easier to get full coverage and protect masonry for up to 15 years. What’s more, it’s available in a smooth finish for a streamlined result on even surfaces. Find out just how the 2-in-1 primer works to protect your house for longer here.
Pick trim products by the finish – whether you’re looking for a bold gloss or a subtle satin, we’ve got you covered.
This high-gloss finish with a quality sheen protects exterior wood and metal for up to 10 years. Its weatherproof technology prevents cracking, keeping your trim looking beautifully polished for longer.
Touch-dry in just two hours – you’ll have a stylish, mid-sheen finish that protects wood and metal from the elements for up to 10 years, ready in just one afternoon.
Our Quick Dry Gloss formula has waterproof technology that’s mould-resistant, too, making for seriously tough trim, so you can be confident that your doors and windows will look fresher for longer, and dry in only six hours.
One coat is all you need to protect exterior wood and metal – for a quick paint job that will last, this highly-durable paint keeps your trim looking pristine for up to six years.
uPVC, wood or metal – Multisurface Quick Dry Satin provides coverage for a range of surfaces. With no primer needed, it’s an all-in-one solution, in a sleek, satin finish, too.