Earthborn - Silicate Masonry Paint
The Silicate Masonry Paint from Earthborn is a highly durable and breathable paint that is an alternative to traditional lime based or conventional masonry paints.
Earthborn Silicate Masonry paint can have a lifespan of up to 15 years.
When used in conjunction with the Silicate Primer, it can be used on interior and exterior mineral surfaces e.g. stone, masonry, concrete, pebble dash, plaster and sound silicate-based paint surfaces. It is especially suitable for renovations of solid masonry properties.
Earthborn Silicate Masonry Paint can now be applied over conventional ‘plastic’ masonry paints with the use of Earthborn's new Bonding Primer.
Some clay surfaces may require special treatment.
Application of the Silicate paint is a three coat system with either Earthborn's Silicate Primer or Bonding Primer as the first coat. Please see the "Which Primer do I need?" section below to check which primer is right for your project.
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Coverage: 5-7m² per litre per coat on a smooth surface. Though coverage is highly dependent on surface porosity and surface texture. For example, if you need to cover 100m² on a smooth wall you would require 30 Litres of silicate paint and 20 Litres of Silicate Primer based on 6m² per litre. (This is for use as a rough guide only, in reality, coverage can differ greatly)
Drying Time: Touch dry 1-2 hours. Allow 6-12 hours between coats.
IMPORTANT: Do not apply if temperatures below 8°C are anticipated within 24 hours of application or if the substrate temperature is below 8°C. Do not apply in direct sunlight.
Please be aware the images used to display colours are for your convenience, colours in reality can vary substantially. We highly recommend that you request a colour card which we deliver free of charge, though we strongly advise using a sample pot to ensure the colour is correct. Not sure which colours? Take a look at our simple guide to choosing the right colour for you.
Earthborn Silicate Masonry Paint Colour Range:
White, Pebble, Bath, Ivory, Buttermilk, Sandstone, Magnolia, York, Cotswold, Green Clay, Greenstone, Suffolk, Chalk, Portland, Light Grey, Primrose, Oatmeal, Honeycomb, Soft Peach, Blush, Cob, Cobalt Blue, Apricot, Slate.
If ordering a large quantity of paint or unsure how much you require, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will beat any other quote. We mix Earthborn paints to order, ensuring fast and efficient delivery.
- Breathable masonry paint
- High-performance alternative to limewash
- Water repellent, weather resistant, does not yellow
- Virtually VOC free
- Low acrylic content
- Helps prevent algae growth
- Water based
- Easy to apply with standard brush, roller or suitable spray gun
- Potassium silicate
- Calcium carbonate
- Acrylic dispersion
For a downloadable page outlining this system please download the Advice Sheet.
Please note: 10L tubs of this product have been discontinued in spring 2022. The range is also transitioning from plastic containers to metal tins. We are working through our stock to the new containers.
Which Primer do I need?
For the Silicate Masonry Paint from Earthborn to work effectively you must use a primer as the first coat of the three coat system. The paint and primer products form a chemical bond with underlying materials to create a water and weather-resistant barrier .
Use the Silicate Primer from Earthborn over bare porous unpainted masonry substrates such as lime plaster, stone, pebbledash & concrete. When used with Earthborn's Silicate Masonry Paint it will create a highly breathable and permanent chemical bond. It creates a water and weather-resistant barrier while remaining water vapour permeable which enables the building to breathe.
When using the Silicate Primer the three coats are as follows:
- First coat: Earthborn Silicate Primer
- Second Coat: Silicate Masonry Paint diluted with 10-20% Earthborn Silicate Primer
- Final coat: Silicate Masonry Paint
Further Information: Why do I need to use Earthborn Silicate Primer? (opens in new tab) .
Earthborn Silicate Masonry Paint when used with the Silciate Primer is not suitable for application over conventional ‘plastic’ masonry paints, however Earthborn have just formulated a Bonding Primer which can be used alongside the the Silicate Primer to "spot prime" areas where you have been unable to remove the plastic paint (the patches will not be breathable).
Use the Bonding Primer from Earthborn over previously painted sound masonry substrates. When used with Silicate Masonry Paint it will create a strong mechanical bond. The surfaces painted with the Bonding Primer will not be breathable.
When using the Bonding Primer the three coats are as follows:
- First coat: Earthborn Bonding Primer
- Second Coat: Silicate Masonry Paint
- Final coat: Silicate Masonry Paint
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