Best Masonry Paint: 6 Top Picks for Brick, Render and More

is sandtex the best masonry paint?
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Getting your hands on the best masonry paint will add extra kerb appeal and help weatherproof brickwork, render, pebbledash, concrete and any other masonry-based exterior. You can give the outside of your home a fresh new look that gives long-lasting protection for years to come. 

Masonry paint is flexible, crack-resistant and waterproof. Many contain special chemicals so that they can resist the growth of mould, algae and make the paint easy to wash. Which means it will stay looking good for longer.

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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.