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How to enhance your home exterior with Dulux Weathershield paint

Choosing the right paint is a fundamental step in protecting and enhancing your home exterior.

Dulux Weathershield Smooth Exterior Masonry paint stands out as a top choice for homeowners and professionals alike.

In this guide, we will delve into the reasons why Dulux Weathershield is the top choice for outdoor painting. Learn about its characteristics, how to apply it, and its advantages.

Why Choose Dulux Weathershield?

Dulux Weathershield is renowned for its advanced technology and superior performance.

Whether it’s torrential rain or scorching sun, this paint stands strong, keeping your home protected through all seasons.

The Stay Clean technology in this product helps protect your home from sunlight damage, mould, and algae. It keeps your home looking bright and clean for many years with little maintenance needed.

Dulux Weathershield Exterior Paint

Benefits of Using Dulux Weathershield Exterior Paint:

Imagine not having to worry about repainting for up to 15 years. That’s the kind of protection this paint offers, giving you peace of mind and a beautiful home exterior for the long haul.

This paint also lets moisture escape from your walls while keeping rain out, so you won’t have to deal with peeling or flaking paint.

And, of course, no one wants to struggle with paint that’s difficult to apply.

This paint continues smoothly and covers beautifully, making your painting project easier and more enjoyable.

Comparison with Other Exterior Paints:

This paint is better than others because it covers well and looks perfect with just 1 or 2 coats of paint, saving time and effort.

It also offers superior resistance to weathering, meaning it holds up better against the elements than standard exterior paints. Your home stays looking fresh and protected, no matter what the weather brings.


Available Colours and Finishes:

Dulux Weathershield Smooth Exterior Masonry paint gives your home a sleek and smooth finish.

With an extensive colour palette, you can find the perfect shade to match your home’s aesthetic.

You will also have a wide variety of choices available. Whether you’re looking for a classic shade or something more vibrant, there’s a colour to match every aesthetic.

To give you a better idea of what’s available, here are some of the stunning colours you can choose from:

Antelope Dulux Weathershield 5 LITRE

These photos showcase a few of the many paint colours in the extensive Dulux Weathershield palette. Each paint offers excellent opacity, and the anti-fade technology ensures longer-lasting colour.

Step-by-step instructions on how to apply Dulux Weathershield Smooth Exterior Masonry paint:

  1. Prepare Your Surfaces:

Before you start painting, you’ll have to prepare your home exterior walls properly.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • For best results, ensure the surfaces are sound, clean, and dry.
  • Remove any dirt, grease, or loose material using a stiff brush or a pressure washer.
  • If there’s any mould or mildew present, treat the affected areas with a suitable fungicidal product.
  • Fill any cracks, holes, or imperfections with an appropriate filler and allow it to dry completely.
  • Sand down rough areas for a smooth finish.


  1. Gather Your Materials:

Once you prep your surfaces, gather all the necessary materials and tools:

  1. Consider the Weather:

Choose a dry day with mild temperatures for optimal paint application and drying time.

Avoid painting in extreme heat or direct sunlight, as this can cause the paint to dry too quickly and result in a poor finish.


  1. Apply Primer (If Necessary):

If you’re painting on bare surfaces or if the existing paint is in poor condition, applying a primer is recommended. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific primer you’re using and allow it to dry completely before proceeding.


  1. Mix Your Paint:

Before you start painting, give your Dulux Weathershield Paint a good stir to ensure any settled pigment is evenly distributed throughout the can. You can utilize either a stirring stick or a palette knife for this purpose.

If you’re dealing with new or bare surfaces, you’ll need to thin the paint by adding up to one part water to five parts Dulux Weathershield Smooth Masonry Paint.

Typically, two full coats are recommended, but for previously painted surfaces in good condition and similar colours, one coat may suffice.

Coverage will vary based on the surface; you can expect about 15m² per litre on smooth surfaces like rendering.

PRO TIP: Always test a small area first to gauge the coverage and finish.


  1. Paint application:

Now it’s time to apply the paint! Here’s how to do it:

Use a brush to “cut in” around edges, corners, and trim where a roller can’t reach. Then, apply paint in smooth, even strokes, blending it into the surrounding areas.

Once you’ve cut in, you can use a roller to apply paint to the larger, flat surfaces. You should start at the top and work your way down in manageable sections, using long, even strokes to ensure an even coat.

As you work, be sure to overlap your strokes slightly to avoid leaving visible lines or marks. By blending each section into the previous one while the paint is still wet you will achieve a seamless finish.

PRO TIP: Use high-quality brushes and rollers to ensure a smooth and professional look.


  1. Allow to Dry and Apply Additional Coats (If Needed):

Once you’ve completed your first coat, allow the paint to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Depending on the conditions, this typically takes around 2-4 hours.

If necessary, apply additional coats for better coverage and durability, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next.


  1. Clean Up:

After you’ve finished painting, clean your brushes, rollers, and any other tools with water or paint thinner, depending on the type of paint you used.

Dispose of any leftover paint and empty containers responsibly, following local regulations.

PRO TIP: Remove as much paint as possible from brushes and rollers before cleaning with water or paint thinner to make the cleanup process easier.


  1. Admire Your Handiwork:

Step back and admire your freshly painted surfaces! Dulux Weathershield Smooth Exterior Masonry paint is designed to provide long-lasting protection and a beautiful finish, so you can enjoy your newly painted home exterior for years to come.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Regularly clean the painted surfaces to remove dirt and debris.
  • Regularly inspect for any signs of damage or wear.
  • Keep some leftover paint on hand for small repairs but store it in dry conditions and protect it from extreme temperatures to maintain its quality.


Health & Safety

Please take note about the following safety precautions:

  • This product is harmful to aquatic life with long-lasting effects. Avoid releasing it into the environment and dispose of it in accordance with local regulations.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and have the product container or label on hand if medical advice is needed.
  • This products contains 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one and CMIT/MIT(3-1). These may produce an allergic reaction.
  • Be cautious of hazardous respirable droplets that can form when sprayed. Keep a protective mask to avoid breathing in the spray or mist.


Why relying on us as your trusted partner for Dulux Products?

With over a century and a half of unwavering dedication to the building supplies field, we embody tradition, professionalism and unparalleled knowledge.

As a 100% Irish owned family business established in 1870 in Ballymote, County Sligo, our heritage is deeply rooted in serving our community with integrity and expertise.

From providing essential building materials to offering invaluable advice and guidance, our legacy of excellence speaks volumes about our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Join us and experience the assurance that comes from partnering with a trusted leader in the industry.

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