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Dr Dulux: How Do I Choose The Right Dulux Weathershield Product?

Come wind, rain or shine, Dulux Weathershield stands up to Mother Nature. Its cutting-edge technology protects your exterior walls from everything the British weather has to throw at them. There are just a few simple steps to preserving the exterior of your home. From cleaning and priming walls to applying the top coat, here's how to pick the right Weathershield exterior house paints and primers, and give your home long-lasting protection in no time at all.

“Using the right type of product is essential if you want a finish that will look good and really last. This handy guide will help you suss out which paints and primers you need for the job, so you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful new Weathershield exterior.”

Matt Gray, Dulux Academy


 

Prep products for exterior walls

Weathershield Multi Surface Fungicidal Wash

Weathershield Multi Surface Fungicidal Wash

What does it do?

Make sure your walls get off to the best start by cleaning them down with Weathershield Multi Surface Fungicidal Wash first. It’s perfect for new or previously painted wood or masonry that has been contaminated with mould.

Coats required: 1

Drying time: 24 hours (rinse/scrub) 

Weathershield Stabilising Primer

Weathershield Stabilising Primer

What does it do?

If you find your masonry surface is powdery or chalky after you’ve prepared it, our

Weathershield Stabilising Primer will seal any unstable areas. Just brush or roller on and you’ll be good to go. It’s also suitable for your interior walls.

Coats required: 1

Drying time: 4 hours 

Top coats for exterior walls

Weathershield Ultimate Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint

Weathershield Ultimate Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint

What does it do?

Ultimate Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint is a time-saving 2-in-1 exterior wall paint, with a built in primer, that provides superior quality coverage. Its Alkali Guard Technology shields against damaging alkali salts from render or wall construction, giving you a problem free exterior which will look better for longer. Plus, it offers stronger colour-retention compared to Dulux Weathershield All Weather Masonry Paint.  

Coats required: 2

Drying time: 4 hours

Protects for 15 years

Choose All Weather Protection for your home in Smooth and Textured finishes

Weathershield All Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint

Weathershield All Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint

What does it do?

Ideal for painting smooth surfaces Weathershield All Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint is an exterior masonry paint that becomes shower-resistant in just 30 minutes! It also offers mould and algae protection and has anti-fade technology mixed into its formulation.

Coats required: 2

Drying time: 4 hours

Protects for 15 years

Weathershield All Weather Protection Textured Masonry Paint

Weathershield All Weather Protection Textured Masonry Paint

What does it do?

Weathershield All Weather Protection Textured Masonry Paint is an exterior wall paint with Stay Clean technology that protects against heavy rain, bright sun, mould, algae and dirt for long lasting colour and finish.

Coats required: 2

Drying time: 4 hours

Protects for 15 years

Dulux Weathershield Masonry paint. Backed by the Weathershield Promise

If your walls peel, flake or there is mould growth within the paint film whilst you live in your home, we will return the value of a replacement product to you.

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Prep products for exterior wood, metal or multi-surfaces

Weathershield All Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint

Weathershield Exterior Preservative Primer

What does it do?

 

When you’re painting new or bare wood, it’s a good idea to apply our water-based Weathershield Exterior Preservative Primer first. That way you can seal and preserve against water damage, decay and blue stain fungi.

 

Coats required: 2

Drying time: 24 hours

 

Weathershield Exterior Quick Dry Undercoat

Weathershield Exterior Quick Dry Undercoat

What does it do?

You can use our water-based Weathershield Exterior Quick Dry Undercoat

over primed or painted wood and metal before painting. It’s touch dry in two hours and offers guaranteed protection for 10 years, when used with Weathershield Exterior Gloss or Satin. This flexible undercoat is specially formulated to resist cracking, providing the perfect base for the top-coat gloss.

Apply 2 coats of Weathershield Quick Dry Undercoat to primed surfaces with a brush. Finish with 1 or 2 coats of Weathershield Quick Dry Exterior Gloss. Some dark colours may need a further coat.

TIP: it is advisable to only use light colours on south facing resinous wood. Apply only in dry conditions, above 10 degrees Celsius and when bad weather is not forecast.

Coats required: 2

Drying time: 2-4 hours

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Top coats for exterior wood, metal or multiple surfaces

Weathershield All Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint

Weathershield Exterior High Gloss

What does it do?

 

Once your undercoat is dry, brush on two coats of Weathershield Exterior High Gloss. It’s an exterior gloss paint which gives your exterior wood or metal a beautiful high gloss finish. The weatherproof paint film is even mould resistant and flexible to prevent cracking, offering 10 years of all-weather protection.

 

Coats required: 2

Drying time: 16 hours

Weathershield All Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint

Weathershield Exterior One Coat Gloss

What does it do?

 

Weathershield Exterior One Coat Gloss is an exterior gloss paint gives a beautiful high gloss finish and guarantees 6 year weather protection for exterior wood and metal.  The weatherproof paint film is mould resistant to minimise staining and flexible to resist cracking. This keeps your paintwork looking better for longer

 

Coats required: 1

Drying time: 4 hours

Weathershield Exterior Quick Dry Satin

Weathershield Exterior Quick Dry Satin

What does it do?

 

When you need a mid-sheen paint for exterior wood or metal that dries quickly yet still offers protection against the weather, mould, staining and cracking, go for Weathershield Exterior Quick Dry Satin. This exterior satin paint makes it easy to achieve a contemporary finish on any door or window frame, with guaranteed 10year all weather protection

 

Coats required: 2

Drying time: 6 hours

Weathershield Exterior Quick Dry Satin

Weathershield Multisurface Quick Dry Satin

What does it do?

 

If you have different exterior surfaces to decorate, try Weathershield Multisurface Quick Dry Satin. It’s a versatile mid-sheen paint that you can use on wood and metal, but it’s the perfect product for uPVC surfaces (no primer required). It is touch dry in just one hour and provides 6 years of all-weather protection.  

 

Coats required: 2

Drying time: 4

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