Can I Use Masonry Paint on Wood? Your Questions Answered

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On face value ‘Can I use masonry paint on wood?’ may seem like an odd question. But the more you think about the question the more curious you become. The first thing you might think is why would you? It’s not specifically tailored for wood and there are hundreds of paints on the market that are.

But then you might think why not use masonry paint when painting wood; it’s paint after all. And you may have a big exterior paint job that needs a lot of masonry paint and be left with a decent amount that doesn’t get used. You don’t want to keep it for 10 years until the job needs a refresh, so painting your fence with it may appeal.

So where else can you use it? Here we answer a few common questions on how masonry paint be used with different woods.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.