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 really 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, if it’s 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
The 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 5 coats for it to cover the walls and ceilings!
Yes, we think Dulux is over-rated and their basic line takes so many coats especially white! With their external masonry paint called Weathershield, we were hoping for a totally new experience and be proud of our DIY project!
Weathershield By Dulux
The Weathershield line is 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 long guarantee with the majority of external paints lasting only 10! Saying this the majority of user reviews and feedback are generally positive.
Weathershield Breakdown and Review Rating:
Test of time: 4/5
Price RANGE: 3/5
Quality Of Product: 4/5
Average £30 – £25 5L
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 use two coats, but generally speaking on a fresh render you should always use two coats. It has been on the conservatory wall for a few years now and does not show any signs of flaking and discoloring!
Weathershield Reviews, 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. This is always a good sign because masonry/outside paint needs to set thick so it can protect against the elements. A roller worked great and covered extremely 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 correctly we did not have a problem when brushed or rolled!
Dulux’s Weathershield Paint Details
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 a concrete flooring then we suggest you purchase the textured line because smooth might become slippery when wet!
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
Algicide and fungicide
Not suitable for spray guns
Two coats needed
Editors Notes – Weathershield Masonry Paint
“I am very proud of my new paint job. We used Weathershield smooth, it covered extremely well and the colour looks incredible. I applied two coats but one would have been enough. Suzzie’s Review of Weathershield 2019!”
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 great on freshly dried render.
Have You Used Weathershield Before?
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