GoodHome Masonry Paint Review

Updated Jun 12, 2024 | Posted Jul 28, 2022 | Product Reviews, Paints | 1 comment

GoodHome Masonry paint is a water-based product which is manufactured by Hempel and sold at B&Q. You can buy this paint in white, or a handful of popular pre-mixed colours. It claims to have a 20 year’ guarantee, self-cleaning capabilities, long lasting colour and a resistance to mould.

As a professional decorator, I normally stick to trade paints. That said, I know the GoodHome durable matt emulsion is a great product, so I thought I’d put their masonry paint to the test. The price of GoodHome masonry paint works out at less than £10 per litre, so it’s a very cheap alternative to products like Wethertex AP77 or Dulux Trade Weathershield.

 

My GoodHome Masonry Paint Review

 

Right, let’s get down to my personal review of this paint. The opacity is good, as is the ease of use and overall finish. You’re left with a very low-sheen matt once dry, which is very desirable. So far, so good, but they’re the only positives unfortunately.

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GoodHome masonry paint dries very brittle. In fact, it feels as though it has very little in the way of polymer binder at all. This has a couple of drawbacks –

The paint film isn’t very durable at all. You could probably remove it again with a little bit of elbow grease and a scouring pad, which isn’t ideal considering it needs to perform on the outside of your home.

The other drawback is it marks very easily. If someone kicks a football at your house, expect it to scuff the paint. Again, not ideal.

Oh, it skims over while you’re using it too, which is very annoying. Plus, the container handles are flimsy. I suspect a few people end up spilling full tubs on their driveways.

 

Review Summary

GoodHome Masonry Paint Review - Decorator's forum UK

A water-based masonry paint designed for exterior use. Manufactured by Hemple, and sold at B&Q.

Product Brand: Goodhome

Editor's Rating:
1.4

Pros

  • Reasonably priced.
  • Readily available.
  • Comes in a range of colours.

Cons

  • Poor opacity.
  • Poor flow.
  • Poor finish.
  • Not very durable.
  • Scuffs easily.
  • The colour will fade.
  • The paint skims over while you’re using it.
  • You will need to repaint after a couple of years.
  • Flimsy lids.

Conclusion

 

I don’t like GoodHome masonry paint, and I don’t understand why someone would opt for this over a trade alternative or a better quality option. You might save a few quid on materials, but your paintwork won’t last very long. All that time and effort gone into decorating your home will be wasted. One to avoid!!

Updated Jun 12, 2024 | Posted Jul 28, 2022 | 1 comment

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.

1 Comment

  1. richard

    Yet people will still buy it because its cheaper… landlords very guilty for this.

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