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Is Sandtex Masonry Paint Oil Based?

So you have some masonry that needs a fresh coat of paint and are thinking of using Sandtex masonry paint. But there is one thing you need to know before you use it, is sandtex masonry paint oil-based? After all, this will greatly affect how you use the paint, or maybe if you even buy it at all. So let’s have a look and find out what’s what.

So, is Sandtex masonry paint oil-based?

Yes and no. There is oil-based Sandtex masonry paint available, however, the stuff you normally see in the shops is water-based paint.

Oil-based Sandtex Masonry Paint

This is the oil-based version of the Sandtex paint. it is really designed for professionals and is intended to be used in harsh weather conditions.

Sandtex Trade 365
SandTex Trade 365

Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint is a solvent-based, premium quality, smooth protective and decorative finish. For use on most exterior masonry surfaces and exterior grade building boards which will allow the product the ability to dry in adverse weather conditions and temperatures as low as -10ºC.

A lot of oil or solvent-based masonry paint is advertised like SandTex 365 is above. They are often listed as trade paints and normally have some reference to working in extreme weather conditions.

Sandtex Water Based Paint

This is the stuff most of you will be more familiar with, the classic yellow tub of Masonry paint. Sandtex is probably the most popular brand of masonry paint in the UK and this water-based paint is the one you will find in all the home and DIY stores.

SandTex Water Based Masonry paint
Sandtex Water Based Masonry paint

What is Sandtex Masonry Paint?

Sandtex is simply the brand of masonry paint. It is very popular and I would guess that it is probably the most popular brand of masonry paint available in the UK. Think of it like Dulux is to emulsion paints.

The most popular form of Sandtex masonry paint is available as a smooth “regular” paint or as a fine-textured paint. The fine-textured form has bits of almost grit or sand in it, this creates a fine texture as the name suggests. this texture is useful for helping to hide imperfections in slightly damaged walls.

As the brand continues to develop, Sandtex has grown from a premium exterior masonry paint and now offers a range of exterior paints from high-quality paint for wood and metal, along with key preparation products to ensure your exterior walls are shipshape and stand the test of time.

Sandtex is part of the crown paints umbrella, I don’t know how long this has been the case but it is definitely true at the moment.

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