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Can You Use Masonry Paint On A Shed?By admin
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
The shed at the bottom of the garden is still regarded as a quiet sanctuary for many men and women. It’s a private, solitary space, where pottering takes place, and even, perhaps, the odd late afternoon snooze if the feeling takes you.
The problem is, many sheds are cold and damp, ruining the whole ‘shed sanctuary’ experience. Is your shed more cold storehouse, than it is a private retreat? If so, you may be wondering can you use masonry paint on a shed? Will it improve the hideaway? Let’s find out…
Why Is My Shed So Cold?
Unless you own the shed of the year, your shed is probably a simple structure made from a few planks of wood, with a felt topped roof. The wood will certainly stop you from getting too wet when it rains, and it will shield you from the wind; but it won’t leave you feeling cosy and warm.
Wood doesn’t insulate the space effectively; the cold air can leak in and any warm air generated from the inside will quickly leak out into the garden. To improve the warmth of the shed, you will need to insulate the walls.
How Can I Insulate My Shed?
There are lots of ways of insulating a shed, with some more effective than others. Some of the options available include: the application of bubble wrap to the walls, using fibreglass wool, and even using cavity wall foam to fill in gaps around windows.
Other shed owners like to use carpet on the floor as a means of keeping the cold air out.
Additionally, the roof also needs insulating, as warm air rises, and a non-insulated shed roof will result in a cold shed. Masonry paint is one of the most cost-effective insulation methods that is commonly used by homeowners, and the owners of commercial properties.
What Is Masonry Paint?
Masonry paint is a flexible covering that is commonly applied to external walls. It can be used on a wide range of materials used in construction including: concrete, render, building blocks, metal and even wood.
The paint improves the insulation value of the external wall, working hard to prevent moisture from being absorbed, and heat from leaking out.
The masonry paint is breathable, moving with the wall throughout the year, and ensuring it remains protected. Moisture can escape as necessary, and it’s also prevented from penetrating into the material, stopping numerous problems in the process.
What Are The Benefits Of Insulating My Shed?
There are numerous benefits that come with the insulation of a shed. One of the main ones is the usability factor. You will be able to retreat into your shed as and when you please, without the worry of contracting frost bite.
However, your peace and pleasure isn’t the only reason why insulating a shed is a good idea, the other advantages include:
- Protecting the lifespan and quality of your tools and equipment.
- Having the option to increase the range of plants that are stored in the shed during the Winter.
- The freedom to use the shed all year round.
- Preventing damp, mildew and rust, by coating the wood in a durable material that offers water protection.
Can I Use Masonry Paint On A Shed With Damaged Walls?
Can you use masonry paint on a shed that’s slightly worse for wear? Well, yes and no! You can definitely try it. But there isn’t much point insulating walls that are in no great condition. Any splits or breaks in the wood will prevent the insulation from working as it needs to.
The walls, windows and the roof do need to be in good condition. Our experts will be able to provide you with more information and options if your shed isn’t in the best shape.
Start by inspecting your shed; you may be able to perform a few simple repairs to get it ready for a cost-effective insulationtreatment.
Enlist The Help Of The Experts!
Still asking the question – can you use masonry paint on a shed? The answer is absolutely – especially with our help! It’s an excellent option that is cost effective, and has many advantages-all of which are immediately apparent.
However, masonry paint cannot be applied directly to the wood as wood is naturally porous. So, it is necessary to use a suitable primer before the application of the paint.
Our external wall insulation experts will ensure that the walls of your shed are suitable for, and will benefit from, the application of masonry paint, by conducting a free site survey, prior to application.
Once the survey is completed, you’ll be provided with your options, and a no obligation quotation. If masonry paint is an option you choose, the walls will be fully prepared by our experts, and primed to ensure a successful application.
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