For a crisp, classic finish to external masonry, Earthborn Silicate Masonry Paint offers a breathable, high performance alternative to limewash.
Earthborn Silicate Masonry Paint is water-based, virtually VOC free and highly breathable. Its special formulation makes it very hard-wearing, water repellent and can withstand severe extremes of weather.
Use on all mineral-based surfaces e.g. stone, masonry, concrete, pebble dash and plaster surfaces.
Although developed as an external masonry paint, it can be used both inside and outside the home. It is especially suitable for renovation work on historic buildings and for covering old, sound silicate-based paints.
- High performance alternative to limewash.
- Water repellent,
- Weather resistant,
- Does not yellow.
- Helps prevent algae growth.
- Water based.
- VOC free.
- Easy to apply with standard brush, roller or suitable spray gun.
- Low acrylic content, highly breathable.
Great for: interior or exterior use restoration work and historic buildings new or old masonry all mineral surfaces including brick, stone, concrete, pebble dash, plaster and render.
Dries to a soft matt finish and does not yellow over time.
The surface must be clean, dry absorbent and dust and grease free. Take care to mask all adjacent glass, metal and ceramic before use. Gloss, lacquer, acrylic or oil-based paints are not suitable surfaces for Silicate Primer, they would require the Earthborn Bonding Primer.
For optimum performance, first apply a base coat of Earthborn Silicate Primer (on breathable surfaces with no existing paint) or Earthborn Bonding Primer (where existing conventional “plastic” masonry paint cannot be removed). Please note: Some clay surfaces may require special treatment.
Important – do not use if the working temperature is below 8 C or expected to fall below 8 C within 24 hours of application.
Stir the paint well before use and at regular intervals during use. Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint can be applied with a brush, roller or spray gun. Apply thin, even coats. Keep a wet edge while painting and complete each wall/section in one go. Apply the second coat in the opposite direction to the first coat. Apply the first coat diluted with up to 20% Silicate Primer. Ensure each coat is dry before applying the next coat. Any paint splashes should be washed off immediately with plenty of water.
It comes naturally as white or can also be supplied in a range of 48 colours, see colour chart below.
3-7 m² per litre, per coat
View the Somerset House: lime render with silicate masonry paint gallery.