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What paint for the outside of my modern house?

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cressetmama Wed 08-Jun-16 16:04:52

It was rendered 10 weeks ago and is awaiting three coats of paint. It faces West-south-west, so it takes full sun all day, and all the rain and wind off the Atlantic. I don't want pure brilliant white which is the only colour stocked in the very technical paint recommended by the plasterer because my neighbours will need sunglasses otherwise it's a minimum of 150 litres (I need 15 or 20) order from the manufacturer. The cost is not a major issue, and the builders' merchant trade paint counter manager is suggesting Dulux Trade All Seasons Weathershield, which has a reasonable 15 yr guarantee. Any thoughts or opinions wise ones?

cressetmama Wed 08-Jun-16 20:29:16

No opinions, huh? Should probably have put F&B in the title!

lalalonglegs Wed 08-Jun-16 20:55:59

If it's a very modern style (sharp angles, clean lines, probably a flat roof etc) would you be brave enough to go for charcoal? That would look amazing.

cressetmama Wed 08-Jun-16 20:58:20

Thanks for replying, but it's not really a colour issue here. We actually like the colour of the render, so it's matter of water proofing and maintenance. It is quite a modern style, in a 70s way.

lalalonglegs Thu 09-Jun-16 08:57:53

Apologies, thought you were after colour suggestions. I've no idea which paint might suit you best smile

echt Thu 09-Jun-16 09:01:10


cressetmama Thu 09-Jun-16 09:14:43

Badly worded question: I am recommended to buy Murfill Renovation paint, which only comes in RAL colours, or PBW or magnolia. To get it tinted to my preferred shade of grey there is a minimum order of a pallet (10 x 5kg tins). So I wanted to ask whether anyone had knew of an equivalent quality of paint that is more available through the trade! I was hoping PigletJohn or one of the other painters and decorators who sometimes post might have a view. smile

Mum2KSS Thu 09-Jun-16 10:06:40

we've just had our newly rendered house painted in sandtex - chalk hill. quality of paint is good

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