With a name like Weathershield, Dulux has made a bold statement about their external paint line.
But, does it like up to expectations and does it stand the test of time and the elements here in the UK?
We have all heard of Dulux and know they provide a half-decent internal paint line.
But, what most of our readers are surprised about is they have an external masonry paint called Weathershield!
Here at Wezggle, we ONLY use external paints because we love all things outside due to us being your outside specialists.
So, used in the garden or external, we want to know what our readers think about it!
We are super-easy to contact and submit your Weathershield reviews, pictures, and how well it has done over time!
- Does it last the test of time?
- Consistency of the paint
- Application when rolling and brushing
- Colours available
- Price rating
About Dulux Brand
We have all heard of Dulux; it is a household name. We have bought trade tubs and paid through the roof and had to apply five coats for it to cover the walls and ceilings!
Yes, we think Dulux is over-rated, and their primary line takes so many coats, primarily white!
With their external masonry paint called Weathershield, we were hoping for a new experience and be proud of our DIY project!
Dulux Weathershield Review, Tips and Rating
The Weathershield lines promised to cover any walls, be it stone, masonry or render. It comes with a 15-year guarantee to protect your render, stone or brick walls.
Fifteen years is a lengthy guarantee with the majority of external paints lasting only 10! Saying this, the majority of user reviews and feedback are generally positive.
Dulux Weathershield Review
Review Digest – With many colours to choose from the Dulux Weathershield has some unique colours and textures.
They claim their paint line will stand the test fo time for 15 years according to their website!
We used this paint on fresh render and had to apply two coats, but generally speaking on new render, you should always use two layers.
It has been on the conservatory wall for a few years now and does not show any signs of flaking and discolouring!
Tips & Tricks
- Using the Weathershied paint in a sprayer was a no-no, it would not filter through the hose because it was so thick, which is always a good sign. After all, masonry/outside paint needs to set thicker so it can protect against the elements. A roller worked well and covered exceptionally well!
- If you are using Weathershield on a stone or brick wall, we would suggest you use a large paintbrush because a roller will not cover the area correctly. Apart fro the sprayer not being able to disperse the paint successfully, we did not have a problem when brushed or rolled!
Dulux’s Weathershield Positives and Negatives
Dulux’s Weathershield paint is a quick-drying water-based mixture. You have over 15 individual colours to choose from and various textures.
If you are going to use Weathershield on concrete flooring, then we suggest you purchase the textured line because smooth might become slippery when wet!
- Stone walls
- Brick walls
Another point to make is Weathershield is algae and fungi resistant because it contains both algicide and fungicide solutions.
With a drying time of 30 minutes, Weathershield promises to be a serious contender for the best masonry paint currently in the UK.
- Drying time 30 minutes
- UV protection
- Algicide and fungicide
- Many colours
- 15-year guarantee
- Not suitable for spray guns
- Two coats needed
- Little expensive
Our experience with Dulux’s Weathershiled paint is very positive. It covers well, and the paint is thick and dries quickly.
Once it’s dry, you will get a great finish to be proud of! It works excellent on freshly dried render.
- Test of time: 4/5
- Price RANGE: 3/5
- Quality Of Product: 4/5
- Application: 4/5
- Average £30 – £25 5L
Have you tried the Weathershield paint from Dulux? We want to receive your reviews and use them to evaluate this paint line.
Submit any reviews and or feedback through our secure form here.
Happy Painting 😉