Painting an interior Block wall.
I have a workshop being built with an modern insulating Block interior wall.
It has a very rough finish which I don't minb as the pointing is spot on,
it's solid and when painted a Dark Sand colour will
However when I look at Masonary paint the cheap stuff is either White or
Magnolia, not for me. Or if I find the colour I like
it cost a foutune and Is "Strechy, Ice proof and fully waterproof" which I
don't need inside and did I mention it cost a lot.
Would using some kind of Emulsion be Ok to use on bare blockwork ?
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Don't you need a sealer-undercoat first? OK so that's white as a rule
but never mind. Why can't you paint over it with anything you darn well
like? Unless the sealer-undercoat tin has "suitable for oil-based" or
water based top coat only.
If by emulsion you mean whitewash, kalsomine, something like that -
don't. When you or a later owner decide to paint over it oh dear, what
a shocking rigmarole, believe me you don't want to know, you'd only have
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You'll only achieve a rather pastel shade tinting into white masonry
paint which will have a good white solids content. Deep colours need to
be tinted from a coloured base and these are always more expensive
whether you buy them tinted from the shop or tint your own. Try
haunting the paint shops for tins of mis-tints, it may take a while till
you find enough paint of compatible colours (e.g. greens, yellows &
blues = = some kind of green) that you can mix together to make up the
quantity you need.
And Midge makes a good point about a workshop being most useful if it's
a light environment to work in, unless you want to use dozens of
electric lights to eliminate dim corners where tools and small items
disappear into the gloom and you can't find them when you need them.
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On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 07:32:34 +0000, CobaltHayabusa wrote:
I used to buy mine at Focus (or Manders in Wolverhampton) but it should be
available at most decorating shops if it's still made.
The address on the packaging is:
Rentokil Initial UK ltd., Felcourt, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2JY
Tel. 01342 833022
There's no Email address given so a quick 'phone call might be worthwhile.
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On 22/04/2010 11:40, email@example.com wrote:
Just read this:
Johnstone's Covaplus Vinyl Matt emulsion is formulated for interior use
on walls and ceilings. It provides a durable finish that is resistant to
fading and yellowing.
o Produces a wipeable finish
o Excellent opacity
o Excellent colour retention
Over 15,000 colours are available via the Johnstone’s 32k tinting system
o Cement rendering
Seems to answer your needs in terms of colour, usage (i.e. interior),
pack size and substrate compatibility. And I'd expect any decent
emulsion to have similar capabilities.
(As always, I happen to work for a non-paint part of the company that
owns Johnstones paint, but other paints may be available.)
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